The Third Ward community has set mobility and infrastructure goals through a number of studies and plans, including the Comprehensive Needs Assessment and most recently, through the Third Ward Action Plan under Mayor Turner’s Complete Communities Initiative. One goal in particular – to Expand Bike Lanes and Facilities – is addressed directly through the proposed bikeway network. In turn, improved bikeways through the city-county partnership seek to meet even more of those goals: to Improve Neighborhood Mobility in general, and to Build Great Streets that are safe and comfortable for all users.
The City of Houston Planning and Development Department has met with and will continue to meet with Third Ward community members to discuss proposed bikeways:
The Third Ward Mobility Workshop was held on June 6 at Trinity East United Methodist Church. A broad range of Third Ward residents gave their feedback on the proposed bikeways. City of Houston staff are actively incorporating their feedback and further analyzing the route network for feasibility. The final network will be presented at the next meeting of the Third Ward Super Neighborhood:
- Third Ward Super Neighborhood Monthly Meeting
Thursday, June 21, 2018, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Third Ward Multi-Services Center
3611 Ennis St., Houston, TX 77004
Phase 1 represents routes that passed a preliminary feasibility analysis. Phase 1 – Further Study are routes that are of high interest to the community, but will need further research due to their complexity. Phase 2 are bikeway routes also identified by the community, but are not feasible to implement by April 2019, as they are long-term projects. The yellow highlighted segment, Project by Others, indicates that there are plans to improve street and bike infrastructure in that area by an entity outside of the City of Houston.
Phase 1 Bikeways
Phase 2 Bikeways
Third Ward’s Complete Communities Infrastructure & Mobility chair, Gregory Benjamin, and City of Houston planner provided an update and maps of the Harris County’s Precinct 1 implementation opportunity.
City of Houston hosted a workshop for the Third Ward community to gather input on the priority bike routes identified and listen to any comments or concerns about Harris County’s Precinct 1 implementation opportunity.
May 17, 2018 Complete Communities Infrastructure & Mobility Workgroup Meeting
City of Houston Planning Department staff attended the Complete Communities Infrastructure & Mobility workgroup monthly meeting to further discuss Harris County’s Precinct 1 implementation opportunity, learn the best way to engage the community and identify priority routes.
Staff presented to the various Third Ward Complete Communities workgroups to explain the city-county partnership, gather input on a process for community engagement and listen to any comments or concerns about this opportunity.
April 19, 2018 Third Ward Super Neighborhood Meeting
City of Houston Planning Department staff introduced Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis’ announcement regarding Precinct One’s $10 million commitment for one year on pedestrian- and bike-safety improvements.
For more information, please contact Houston Bikeways Program at 832-395-2700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.