Transportation

Sugar Land Promotes Bike Commuting By Adding New Trails

City looks at improving connections between existing trails so residents will have better options for getting around by biking or walking.

 

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As part of a $31 million dollar bond package approved in 2013, Sugar Land is about to start a multi-year project to build about ten miles of new hike and bike trails.

Sugar Land currently has about 25 miles of bike lanes, but Right-of-Way Services Manager Kimberly Terrell says they don’t all connect. Terrell says the city wants to create a system where it’s easier to commute by bike.

“One of the main goals of our Pedestrian-Bicycle Master Plan is to create those connections between all of those different pieces so people can really start seeing some mileage and they can really get somewhere on these trails,” explains Terrell.

Terrell says they’re also creating trails to get cyclists across U.S. 59 and Highway 6.

“Eliminating some of those boundaries is really going to help to encourage people to get on their bikes or to get walking,” says Terrell. 

Construction on the new trails should start in a few months.

 

Sugar Land Hike and Bike Trails Map

 

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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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