The Houston-Galveston Area Council has awarded the Houston Bike Plan the 2017 Our Great Region Connection Award! The Connection Award honors a project that demonstrates how a unique partnership structure is helping achieve and surpass project goals. 

The Houston Bike Plan was adopted by City Council on March 22, 2017. The City is in the process of identifying next steps to prioritize and implement the recommendations of the Plan.

Vision — By 2027, the City of Houston will be a Safer, More Accessible, Gold Level Bike-Friendly City

  • Improve Safety – To provide a safer bicycle network for people of all ages and abilities through improved facilities, education, and enforcement
  • Increase Access – To create a highly accessible, citywide network of comfortable bike facilities that connects neighborhoods to transit, jobs, and activity centers, including schools, universities, parks, and libraries
  • Increase Ridership – To exceed average ridership levels in peer cities by implementing policies and programs that enable more people to ride bicycles and encourage healthy, active transportation choices
  • To develop and maintain facilities – To develop and maintain a high-quality bicycle network, including both bikeways and end-of-trip facilities.

The City of Houston Planning & Development Department in coordination with the Department of Public Works & Engineering and the Houston Parks and Recreation Department led the update to the plan. The City worked with our funding partners: BikeHouston, Houston Parks Board, Houston-Galveston Area Council, Federal Transit Administration, Federal Highway Administration, and Texas Department of Transportation to develop the plan.  Public input was gathered throughout the planning process. A Bicycle Advisory Committee made up of representatives from Houston’s bicycling community, implementing authorities, community leaders, and other representatives guided the development of the Plan. The Houston Bike Plan was adopted by City Council on March 22, 2017. For additional information on the City’s bicycle programs and projects please also visit the Houston Bikeways Program website.