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