Austin Corridor


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Route Overview

A central component of the planned regional bikeway network is the Austin Corridor. This route connects Buffalo Bayou to Brays Bayou through Downtown, Midtown and Museum Park using new on-street bikeways and existing trails in Hermann Park. The Austin Corridor connects to jobs, schools, parks and other central city destinations, as well as planned networks in Near Northside and Third Ward.

Public Meetings and Materials

On January 10, 2019, staff from the City, County, and design team presented and gathered feedback on the project at a Houston Bikeways stakeholder meeting, co-hosted by Midtown Super Neighborhood. The presentation slides are available below:


To provide additional feedback, please contact Peter Eccles at (832) 393-6591 or Peter.Eccles@houstontx.gov

Route Map


Segment Details

The on-street bikeway is planned along different segments of Austin, LaBranch, and Crawford streets, and will take a range of forms based on street width, traffic volumes and other characteristics. For each segment, the following configurations are planned:

Austin Street

From Commerce to Capitol – 40′ wide

Existing
Proposed


From Capitol to McGowen – 52′ wide

Existing
Proposed


From McGowen to Holman – 35′ wide

Existing
Proposed


LaBranch

From HCC to Calumet – 35′ wide

Existing
Proposed


Crawford

From Calumet to Hermann Drive – 22′ wide each way

Existing
Proposed


Parking Assessment

As currently proposed, the on-street bikeway entails the removal of 37 free and 24 metered parking spaces on the east side of Austin between McGowen and Holman. To better understand the impacts of the project on the neighborhood’s parking supply, a parking study was conducted by the consultant team. A summary of its findings, as well as the data collected, can be viewed below: