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.

Closures – H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade

The H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade is Thursday, November 23, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.  Due to parade operations, portions of the Lamar Cycle Track will be closed between Smith and Bagby as well as between Bagby and Louisiana.   People on bikes can still access downtown via Walker Street along bayou trail connections.   Closure is temporary and at the request of the Mayor’s Office of Special Events.   To learn more, please visit the event webpage at  http://www.houstontx.gov/thanksgivingparade/ for a full list of street closures.

Houston Bike Plan

The Houston Bike Plan is a 12-month planning effort to help make Houston a safer, healthier, more bike-friendly city for the growing number of people riding bikes.

Read More to learn more about the Plan and sign up for email updates.

Focus on Safety

The City of Houston is partnering with BikeHouston 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.

Read More: Lamar Cycle Track



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