This past fall I spun up a change.org petition entitled 83rd Texas State Legislature: Reduce traffic congestion by legalizing lane-splitting for motorcycles. As of right now, 1,664 people signed the petition. Sadly, despite gathering this tome of names and much late-night letter writing to both newspapers and elected officials, the Texas legislature didn't introduce the desired bill.
But there may be hope for the 84th legislature in two years... Today I got an unexpected and very cool email from the office of Senator Kirk Watson. Watson said he'll try to get lane splitting formally studied between now and the next legislature. I'll redefine success to match this outcome and claim it. The full message follows.