Vision and Goals

Based on the findings of the Existing Conditions and Opportunities and with significant community participation the study team developed the following vision and goals for bicycling in Houston.

Vision — By 2026, the City of Houston will be a Safer, More Accessible, Gold Level Bike-Friendly City

  • Improve Safety – To provide a safer bicycle network for people of all ages and abilities through improved facilities, education, and enforcement
  • Increase Access – To create a highly accessible, citywide network of comfortable bike facilities that connects neighborhoods to transit, jobs, and activity centers, including schools, universities, parks, and libraries
  • Increase Ridership – To exceed average ridership levels in peer cities by implementing policies and programs that enable more people to ride bicycles and encourage healthy, active transportation choices
  • Facilities – To develop and sustain a high-quality bicycle network, including both bikeways and end-of-trip facilities

The full Houston Bike Plan Report can be downloaded here.