Transportation

Cyclists And Walkers Have A New Trail In The Heights

The trail closes one of the gaps in Houston’s extensive bike network.

You can get on the new White Oak Bayou trail from the Heights trail near Studemont and I-10.  You can ride it for a little over two miles to Egbert Street, west of Shepherd.  

Beth White with the Houston Parks Board says as they close more gaps in the trail network, cyclists and walkers can make more trips without having to get on the streets.

“I think this will have a huge impact on trail usage,” says White. “I think more people will use it for commuting to work and also just getting out and exercising.”

One of the cyclists trying out the new trail was Rick Wasson, who rode over from Meyerland. Wasson says an enhanced trail network should give people more travel options.

“Instead of a Sunday drive you’ll go out on your bicycle for a Sunday ride instead of tying up extra traffic on the roads,” adds Wasson.    

The new White Oak Bayou Trail costs $4 million and it was mostly funded by the Memorial-Heights Redevelopment Authority.

White Oak Bayou Greenway Project 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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