Houston Bike Plan Gets the Funding it Needed
"Harris County Precinct 1 Commissioner Rodney Ellis on Monday announced a one-year $10 million commitment to bicycling projects in Houston," reports Dug Begley.
The big infusion of cash will help Houston finally make substantial strides toward enacting the projects and goals laid out by the city's 2017 bike plan.
"Officials estimated the money would build at least 50 miles of protected bike lanes considered crucial to providing usable bike access to neighborhoods and jobs," according to Begley. The city has also set aside $1.1 million to spend in each of the next five years. Upcoming projects include "planned bike lanes along Austin and Caroline and new space for cyclists along Hardy and Elysian on the city’s Near Northside."