City Of Houston Releases Draft Of Ambitious Bike Plan

The bike plan would create hundreds of miles of new bike-ways around the city.

downtown bike laneGail Delaughter | Houston Public Media
Houston’s downtown bike lane runs on Lamar Street from Sam Houston Park to Discovery Green.

The draft bike plan came together after over 70 community meetings and the city says it got over 1,000 public comments

Mayor Sylvester Turner calls the draft plan “ambitious but realistic.” He says one of the goals is to create better connections to the Bayou Greenways trails.

As for the particulars, the plan recommends the city create over 300 miles of what are known as “high comfort” bikeways, by re-striping streets and putting up new signs. In the long term, the city would add over 800 miles of new bike-ways.

There are also recommendations to create a policy framework for future bike projects along with educational programs on how to ride safely.

The city is hearing public comment on the draft plan until April 11.



Gail Delaughter

Gail Delaughter

Transportation Reporter

From early-morning interviews with commuters to walks through muddy construction sites, Gail covers all aspects of getting around Houston. That includes walking, driving, cycling, taking the bus, and occasionally flying. Before she became transportation reporter in 2011, Gail hosted weekend programs for Houston Public Media. She's also covered courts in...

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