About the Plan

The Houston Bike Plan was written with the vision that by 2027, 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
  • Develop and maintain facilities – To develop and maintain a high-quality bicycle network, including both bikeways and end-of-trip facilities.

The Planning & Development Department, in coordination with Houston Public Works and the Parks and Recreation Department, led the update of Houston’s Comprehensive Bikeway Plan, originally approved in 1993. The City worked with our funding partners: BikeHoustonHouston Parks BoardHouston-Galveston Area CouncilFederal Transit AdministrationFederal Highway Administration, and The Texas Department of Transportation to develop the plan.  Public input was gathered throughout the planning process. A Bicycle Advisory Committee made up of representatives from Houston’s bicycling community, implementing authorities, community leaders, and other representatives guided the development of the Plan. The Houston Bike Plan was adopted by City Council on March 22, 2017.

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