The Houston Bikeways program is celebrating funded, ongoing, and recently completed bikeways projects.
Here are some highlights.
• Bayou Greenways is an initiative led by the Houston Parks Board in coordination with the City of Houston that will develop connected green corridors with hike and bike trails along the bayous of the greater Houston area. When complete, the project will have added 4,000 acres of new, equitably distributed green spaces that will also aid in flood control and storm water quality enhancement, and 300 miles of continuous, all-weather hike and bike trails that will meander through our bayou greenways. The project is both privately and publicly funded.
• Houston Bikeway Program
Legacy Projects represent the first set of trails to be built in and by the City of Houston. These legacy projects pioneered trail planning and development, and today, represent some of the most highly utilized network trails including the Missouri Kansas Texas Trail (MKT) and Heights Hike-and-Bike Trails.
• Keegan’s Bayou Trail – Trail from S. Gessner to Kirkwood – In Construction – Anticipated to be complete 2017.
Project Update: Due to extreme rain events in 2015 and 2016, trail construction is delayed.
Construction reinstated in June of 2016. MAP
• Missouri Kansas Texas Trail (MKT) Spur Connector – In Design – Project Bid in 2016. MAP
Project Update: The project limits connect the existing MKT Trail over White Oak Bayou to the existing trail that runs
through Stude Park and under Studemont. The bridge crosses a tributary into White Oak Bayou and is in the floodplain.
As such, approval is required by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Corps before this segment can be
• Lamar Cycle Track: is the City of Houston’s first two-way, fully separated on-street bicycle facility that extends from Bagby Street to La Branch Street. All vehicles, including bicycles, are responsible for the proper use and navigation of this facility. To learn more, please visit the project page.
• Capital Improvement Projects: It is important that a community stay informed and have a voice in the planning, design, or construction of a project. To learn more about a project near you, or community engagement opportunities, check out Community Engagement for information about on-going projects.