Welcome - Houston Bikeway Program
The City of Houston offers over 300 miles interconnected bikeway network spanning across 500 square miles. The network includes bike lanes, bike routes, signed-shared lanes and shared-use paths, commonly referred to as ‘hike and bike’ trails, which includes rails to trails, and other urban multi-use paths. In addition to these bicyclist transportation facilities, there are over 80 miles of hike and bike and nature trails found in City of Houston parks. In addition, Harris County and many municipal utility districts have constructed over 160 miles of bikeways within the City limits.
SafeCyclist Certification Training
July 14, 2012 SafeCyclist Certification Training for Teachers, Public Safety Officers and Youth Professionals
Bike Texas, a statewide non-profit organization, has developed a comprehensive bicycle and pedestrian safety education curriculum designed for four and fifth grade elementary schools. The SafeCyclist Certification Training provides teachers, public safety and youth professionals with bicycle and pedestrian safety interactive lessons and the curriculum needed to teach these life-saving skills to their students. Participants earn 3 units of professional development credits from TAHPERD.
New Shared Lane Designation
New Shared Lane designation along Antoine and Navigation
The City of Houston continues to expand the bikeway network through the construction of both on and off street bikeways. While many bicyclists are anxiously awaiting the completion of the trail extension along White Oak Bayou, there is also an on-street component to accompany the off-street facility. The pavement markings along Antoine are being revised to provide a 14 foot-wide outside lane. We're also adding the shared-lane pavement markings, known as 'sharrows', and Share the Road signage, to designate another segment of the roadway as an on-street bikeway.
IH 610 North Loop Construction
IH 610 North Loop Construction to Impact White Oak Hike and Bike Trail
Beginning Monday, December 5 at 5:00 a.m., the White Oak Hike and Bike Trail along T.C. Jester, underneath the IH 610 North Loop, will be closed while construction on the IH 610 North Loop progresses through the area. The trail is estimated to reopen fall 2013.
How to Install a Pedestrian-Bicyclist Bridge: Tierwester
How to install a Pedestrian-Bicyclist Bridge: Tierwester
The TxDOT contractors are working diligently to install the new pedestrian-bicyclist bridges along Brays Bayou. Three of the four bridges are prefabricated - assembled elsewhere and then shipped to Houston. If you’ve not seen this in person, here are some pictures to who you what is involved in the installation of a pedestrian-bicyclist bridge.
White Oak Bayou Extension
White Oak Bayou Extension: once a dream, quickly becoming reality
Local resident and Board member of Bike Houston, Matt Wurth (owner of I-Cycles), continues to monitor the progress of the construction of the extension of the White Oak Bayou trail: "The new bike path on White Oak Bayou is going to AWESOME!! Straight from my house to my shop! This is a dream come true!" Many people feel this way as well. We'll keep you up to date on the construction, we're hoping that we can host a ribbon cutting event this Fall and open this new bikeway to the masses. Until then - ride safe and enjoy the great weather!
New Bicyclist-Pedestrian Study of the Clear Lake Area
We are pleased to announce that the Houston Bikeway Program, within the Department of Public Works and Engineering, is partnering with the Houston-Galveston Area Council to conduct a bicyclist-pedestrian study of the Clear Lake area. There will be study-specific website developed for this initiative, please look for announcements of updates, surveys and results that will be posted onto the Houston Bikeway Program Facebook page. Here is some details about the need for this study: