Welcome to Houston Bikeways

Houston Bike PlanThe City of Houston’s Bikeways Program is here to help you reach your destination by bike. In 2013, the League of American Bicyclists awarded Houston the Bicycle Friendly Communities Bronze Award. The Houston Bikeways Program is a partnership among the Public Works & Engineering, Planning & Development, Parks & Recreation and Health & Human Services Departments and often coordinates with METRO, Houston Parks Board, Houston-Galveston Area Council and other partners. The program aims to make Houston a safer, healthier, and more bike-friendly city.

Houston Bike Plan

The Houston Bike Plan was a 12-month planning effort to help make Houston a safer, healthier, more bike-friendly city for the growing number of people riding bikes. The Plan was formally adopted by City Council in March of 2017 and memorialized in Chapter 33 of the City Code Of Ordinances.

Read More to learn more about the Plan and public engagement process.

Focus on Safety

The City of Houston is partnering on Goal Zero, a program to reduce and eliminate bicycle collision fatalities. The City also recently adopted a Vulnerable Road User Ordinance (Safe Passing Ordinance)

Read More: Bicycle Safety  

Safety Video: Bike Safety PSA/Houston Police Department

Lamar Cycle Track

In spring 2015, the City of Houston opened the Lamar Cycle Track, the City’s first two-way protected bike lane, and in 2017 worked with the Public Works Department to fund and build extensions of the facility to Buffalo Bayou Park (along Allen Parkway) and into East Downtown (EaDo).  2018 improvements are planned and on their way thanks to our partners at EaDo.

Read More: Lamar Cycle Track

 

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