Bicycle Master Plan
The City of Houston will be initiating an update to the City’s Bicycle Master Plan. The last Plan i.e. Comprehensive Bikeway Plan was completed in 1993 and has resulted over 300 miles of the City’s current bikeway over the last 20 years. In 2015, the Planning & Development Department (P&D) in coordination with the Public Works & Engineering Department and Houston Parks and Recreation Department will be leading a comprehensive update to address the City’s current and future bicycling needs. The Plan will develop a comprehensive policy framework that is necessary to guide the City’s bicycle-related efforts for on-street and off-street facilities that safely connects neighborhoods and destinations. Both the on-street and off-street bicycle facilities will be addressed in the Plan taking into account the recent Bayou’s Greenway Initiative to ensure a maximized and inter-connected bicycle system. Funding partners for the Plan also include the Houston- Galveston Area Council, BikeHouston and Houston Parks Board.
New Shared Lane Designation
New Shared Lane designation along Antoine and Navigation
The City of Houston continues to expand the bikeway network through the construction of both on and off street bikeways. While many bicyclists are anxiously awaiting the completion of the trail extension along White Oak Bayou, there is also an on-street component to accompany the off-street facility. The pavement markings along Antoine are being revised to provide a 14 foot-wide outside lane. We're also adding the shared-lane pavement markings, known as 'sharrows', and Share the Road signage, to designate another segment of the roadway as an on-street bikeway.
IH 610 North Loop Construction
IH 610 North Loop Construction to Impact White Oak Hike and Bike Trail
Beginning Monday, December 5 at 5:00 a.m., the White Oak Hike and Bike Trail along T.C. Jester, underneath the IH 610 North Loop, will be closed while construction on the IH 610 North Loop progresses through the area. The trail is estimated to reopen fall 2013.
How to Install a Pedestrian-Bicyclist Bridge: Tierwester
How to install a Pedestrian-Bicyclist Bridge: Tierwester
The TxDOT contractors are working diligently to install the new pedestrian-bicyclist bridges along Brays Bayou. Three of the four bridges are prefabricated - assembled elsewhere and then shipped to Houston. If you’ve not seen this in person, here are some pictures to who you what is involved in the installation of a pedestrian-bicyclist bridge.
White Oak Bayou Extension
White Oak Bayou Extension: once a dream, quickly becoming reality
Local resident and Board member of Bike Houston, Matt Wurth (owner of I-Cycles), continues to monitor the progress of the construction of the extension of the White Oak Bayou trail: "The new bike path on White Oak Bayou is going to AWESOME!! Straight from my house to my shop! This is a dream come true!" Many people feel this way as well. We'll keep you up to date on the construction, we're hoping that we can host a ribbon cutting event this Fall and open this new bikeway to the masses. Until then - ride safe and enjoy the great weather!
New Bicyclist-Pedestrian Study of the Clear Lake Area
We are pleased to announce that the Houston Bikeway Program, within the Department of Public Works and Engineering, is partnering with the Houston-Galveston Area Council to conduct a bicyclist-pedestrian study of the Clear Lake area. There will be study-specific website developed for this initiative, please look for announcements of updates, surveys and results that will be posted onto the Houston Bikeway Program Facebook page. Here is some details about the need for this study: