March 4, 2016
Public Comment Sought on Houston Bike Plan Draft
The City of Houston released the draft Houston Bike Plan for community feedback, the next step in the City's efforts to help make Houston a safer, healthier, and more accessible bicycle-friendly city. The Bike Plan integrates with the ongoing Bayou Greenways project and identifies additional bike facilities to safely access these attractive bikeway corridors from more neighborhoods.
Once fully implemented, the Plan will triple the existing bikeway miles and provide six times more high comfort bikeways miles than what exists now.
The Plan is the result of significant public engagement. The City and its partners sought input at over 70 community meetings and events. The project received over 1,000 public comments and nearly 3,000 online surveys were completed.
With the draft Plan complete, the City is seeking feedback from Houstonians. The Planning and Development Department will present the draft Plan at Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) Community Meetings for each Council District.
The public comment period closes April 11, 2016. The City will then modify the draft Plan based on the feedback received from the community.