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Status: Design Complete. Under Construction
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.
The La Branch Street segment of the corridor is currently under construction. Anticipated completion date of this section is November 2019.
Austin Street two-way cycletrack is estimated to go into construction by October, will full build-out by Spring 2020.
Houston Bikeways stakeholder meeting co-hosted by Midtown Super Neighborhood, January 10, 2019
To provide additional feedback, please contact Peter Eccles at (832) 393-6591 or Peter.Eccles@houstontx.gov
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:
From Commerce to Capitol – 40′ wide
From Capitol to McGowen – 52′ wide
From McGowen to Holman – 35′ wide
From HCC to Calumet – 35′ wide
From Calumet to Hermann Drive – 22′ wide each way
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: