City of Houston Releases Draft of Ambitious Bike Plan

City of Houston Releases Draft of Ambitious Bike Plan
Posted on 02/23/2016
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City Of Houston Releases Draft Of Ambitious Bike Plan

Gail Delaughter

| Posted on February 19, 2016, 6:49 AM (Last Updated: February 19, 2016, 7:08 AM) on Houston Public Media.

The bike plan would create hundreds of miles of new bike-ways around the city.

Houston’s downtown bike lane runs on Lamar Street from Sam Houston Park to Discovery Green.

The draft bike plan came together after over 70 community meetings and the city says it got over 1,000 public comments. 

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.

To listen to the details of the Houston Draft Bike Plan, visit