Accomplishments


The Houston Bike Plan was adopted by City Council and Mayor Sylvester Turner on March 22, 2017.

  • Lamar Cycle Track connector to East End was installed
  • A Bicycle Advisory Committee of 20 members was established and appointed on March 7, 2018 for two-year staggered terms. The committee will begin meeting in April.
  • Houston BCycle program expansion is underway with $3.5 million grant funding for 71 bike stations, 568 bicycles, and two transport vans
    • 26 bike stations have been installed since January 2017 in Downtown, Heights, Third Ward, Greater East End, Near Northside, Montrose, Museum District and Hermann Park, Houston Community College-Central and Rice University
    • 2 vans were purchased to assist with the growing operation
    • 45 bike stations will be added this year at TSU, UH-Main, UH-Downtown, The Medical Center, and other surrounding neighborhoods
  • A framework and process for prioritizing and implementing projects has been developed and the first 8 on-street bike lanes funded through CIP dollars will be implemented this year.
  • Partnerships with City Council Members, Harris County, the Houston Parks Board and Bike Houston are being developed to leverage resources.
  • 23 linear miles of on-street bicycle facilities programmed for 1st year CIP bikeway fund
  • 14 linear miles of new/restriped on-street bicycle facilities in FY2017
  • A study of the positive impacts a bike trail can have on an urban environment was completed with funding and technical assistance provided by C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group in October 2017.
    • Report, titled “Benefits of Climate Action, Houston: Benefits of the White Oak Bayou Greenway”, was finalized in October 2017 and is featured on the C40 website.
    • Report results demonstrated the benefits of the White Oak Bayou Greenway, an off-street hike-and-bike trail that runs from the city limits in Northwest Houston to downtown. The report showed that use of the greenway resulted in:
      • a health benefit of 20 percent reduction in heart disease and stroke risk;
      • an environmental benefit of 117,000 in avoided car trips offsetting the release of emissions; and
      • an economic benefit of 400 jobs created for construction and maintenance of the greenway.
    • Houston Bike Plan was awarded the 2017 Our Great Region Connection Award by H-GAC on December 1, 2017. The award honors a project that demonstrates how a unique partnership structure is helping achieve and surpass project goals.
    • 2017 Bike to Work Day had 91 public participants and 406 COH employee participants