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.