Austin Corridor

Status: Under Construction

Estimated Completion: Summer 2020

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. This project was funded through the Harris County Precinct One Partnership.

Project Updates

Improvements to curb ramps, sidewalks and curb and gutter in targeted areas along the corridor have been completed. Pavement repair/repaving is underway. Striping will begin shortly thereafter.


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:

AustinĀ Street

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


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:

Public Engagement

Houston Bikeways stakeholder meeting co-hosted by Midtown Super Neighborhood, January 10, 2019


Project Partnerships

Harris County Precinct 1

City of Houston Planning and Development Department

Houston Public Works

Project Management & Design Consultants

Jones Carter

Toole Design Group

Traffic Engineers, Inc (TEI)

Contact Us

Questions, concerns, comments and/or feedback? Please contact the Houston Bikeways Program at 832-395-2700 orĀ [email protected]

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