Plan Documents and Maps


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

The Houston Bike Plan documents, maps, and spatial data are available to view and download below.

Interactive Map: 

Full screen interactive map

Houston Bike Plan – Full Document:

Houston Bike Plan (PDF)

Houston Bike Plan – Individual Chapters:

Executive Summary (PDF)

Chapter 1 – Introduction (PDF)

Chapter 2 – Existing Conditions and Opportunities (PDF)

Chapter 3 – Vision and Goals (PDF)

Chapter 4 – Bicycle Toolbox (PDF)

Chapter 5 – Network Plan and Map (PDF)

Chapter 6 – Implementation Strategies (PDF)

Large Format Maps:

Existing Houston Bikeway Network (PDF)

Houston Bikeway Network Map: Short-Term Opportunities (PDF)

Houston Bikeway Network Map: Long-Term Vision (PDF)

Large-Format Maps with City Council District Boundaries:

Existing Houston Bikeway Network with City Council Districts (PDF)

Houston Bikeway Network Map: Short-Term Opportunities with City Council Districts (PDF)

Houston Bikeway Network Map: Long-Term Vision with City Council Districts (PDF)

Spatial Data:

Interactive Map (Link)

Network Plan (Google Earch KMZ File)

Network Plan (GIS Layer Package File)

 

 

Plan Development Documents


Bike Plan Posters and Postcards:

Houston Bike Plan General Postcard (PDF)

Houston Bike Plan Poster (PDF)

About the Houston Bike Plan (PDF)

Past Meeting Information

Houston Bike Plan Public Meeting Postcard (PDF)

Houston Bike Plan Public Meeting Poster (PDF)

Public Meeting Summary (PDF)

Public Meetings Feedback Maps (PDF)

Past Meeting Documents

June 2015 Public Meeting Presentation (PDF)

Existing Bike Network (Public Meeting Board) – Full City – June 2015 (PDF)

Existing and High Comfort Networks (Public Meeting Board) (PDF)

Summary of Public Survey Responses (PDF)

Presentation to Houston City Council TTI Committee – June 20, 2016 (PDF)

Presentation to Houston City Council TTI Committee – February 13, 2017 (PDF)

 

 

Community Meetings


As the Bike Plan was developed, Houstonians across the city were engaged in a variety of ways to share their knowledge of the city’s streets, infrastructure, and opportunities to make bicycling better. In 2015, we received public comments on the streets people felt were appropriate for new or improved bike facilities, barriers to bicycling, opportunities for more people to bike, and policies and programs to support increasing bicycling. Displayed below are several examples of maps where Houstonians told us about where they bike and where they want to bike. In 2015, we received over 950 comments in writing, by phone calls, by email, in person, and on maps like these below.

                     

                 

 

 

Media


Links to articles, videos, and discussions on bicycling in Houston and the development of the Houston Bike Plan are displayed below.

Public Comment Sought on Houston Bike Plan – Village News (Page 2)

Los Comentarios Del Público Sobre El Houston Bike Plan Son Importantes – Semana News (en español)

Houston’s Draft Bike Plan Lays Out Ambitious Vision for City’s Future – Rice Design Alliance Offcite

A Dangerous Activity – Rice Design Alliance Offcite

Bike plan will take shape slowly, supporters say – Chronicle

The draft bike plan is out – Off the Kuff

Houston Unveils a Bold New Citywide Plan for Bicycling – Streetsblog

Weigh in on Houston’s new bike plan – Chronicle

5 Things to Know about Houston’s New Bike Plan – Kinder Institute

We Could All Learn a Lesson About Safety From This Pink Sign – Kinder Institute

Houston’s New Bike Plan – Houston Press

Houston Releases Ambitious Bike Plan – Planetizen

Bike plan finalized, now council approval sought – Chronicle

Houston Bike Plan Webinar – Presentation / Q&A

Bike Plan Draft Offers Bicycle-Friendly Future – Houston Matters

Houston announces plans for more bike lanes – KHOU

Houston: Buses, Bayous, Beltways and Abounding Optimism for Better Mobility – Streetfilms

PBS NewsHour Weekend: Bicycle Master Plan for Houston

Why I BikeHouston

 

 

Bicycle Advisory Committee


The development of the Houston Bike Plan was supported by members of the Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC). The BAC was made up of community leaders, appointed by the Mayor, representing a diverse cross section of Houston and the bicycle riding community. The BAC included members of partner agencies and potential future partners for implementation of some of the recommendations that will come out of the project. Roles of the BAC included serving as a sounding board and guiding the direction of the plan, reviewing and providing feedback on plan goals and recommendations, and helping promote participation in the plan development across the Houston community.

Members of the BAC included:

ORGANIZATION NAME
AARP Isabel Longoria
Alief Independent School District Sue Page
BikeHouston Michael Payne
Bike Barn Neil Bremner
City of Houston – Health Department Stephen Williams
City of Houston – Mayor’s Office of Sustainability Lisa Lin
City of Houston – Parks and Recreation Department Yuhayna McCoy
City of Houston – Planning Department Patrick Walsh
City of Houston – Police Department Captain Larry Satterwhite
City of Houston – Public Works & Engineering Jeffrey Weatherford
Critical Mass Fab Ordonez
Greater Houston Partnership Joey Sanchez
Houston B‐cycle Will Rub
Houston Complete Streets Coalition Jay Blazek Crossley
Houston – Galveston Area Council Kelly Porter
Houston Independent School District Leo Bobadilla
Houston Parks Board Roksan Okan‐Vick
Management District ‐ Energy Corridor Clark Martinson
Management District ‐ Houston Downtown Lonnie Hoogeboom
METRO Jason Morgan
Neighborhood representative Cedric Douglas
Neighborhood Centers Matt Starr
Super Neighborhood Alliance Steve Parker
TxDOT – Houston District Ana Ramirez Huerta
Urban Land Institute (ULI) Ann Taylor

BAC Documents:

Bicycle Advisory Committee Meeting – May 29, 2015 (PDF)

Bicycle Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes – May 29, 2015 (PDF)

Bicycle Advisory Committee Meeting – July 8, 2015 (PDF)

Bicycle Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes – July 8, 2015 (PDF)

Bicycle Advisory Committee Meeting – September 9, 2015 (PDF)

Bicycle Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes – September 9, 2015 (PDF)

Bicycle Advisory Committee Meeting – January 29, 2016 (PDF)

Bicycle Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes – January 29, 2016 (PDF)

Bicycle Advisory Committee Meeting – September 26, 2016 (PDF)

Bicycle Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes – September 26, 2016 (PDF)