Transportation

Missouri City Cyclists Have New Designated Bike Lane

Fort Bend County community says there’s growing demand for new bike facilities.

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Crews install traffic light on Missouri City’s new Thomas Taylor Parkway, which also includes a designated bike lane. Photo courtesy of the City of Missouri City

 

Missouri City’s newest bike lanes run along Thomas Taylor Parkway, which opened a couple of weeks ago. The roadway is about a half-mile long. It connects Scanlin Road and Texas Parkway.

Missouri City spokesman Cory Stottlemyer says it’s designed to alleviate traffic near the city hall complex.

“We know that mobility is a big issue not just for motorists in the city but we also have a lot of pedestrians, a lot of cyclists,” says Stottlemeyer.

Missouri City adopted a bike and pedestrian mobility plan in 2013 and it’s currently working to create a network of connected bike routes. And as in many suburban communities, Stottlemyer says there’s a growing demand for alternative transportation.

“Every time we go to the public, bike mobility is a high priority of everybody’s list,” says Stottlemyer.

The new parkway and bike path are named after Thomas Lane Taylor, who became Fort Bend County’s first African-American Commissioner in the late 1800’s.

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Thomas Taylor Parkway connects Scanlin Road and Texas Parkway in Missouri City. (Map courtesy City of Missouri City)

 

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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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