Houston Releases Ambitious Bike Plan Aimed Toward Casual Riders

The newly revealed Houston Bike Plan targets an estimated $300 million to $500 million in investments into the city's bike infrastructure.

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February 25, 2016, 12:00 PM PST

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell

Raj Mankad reports on bike news for bike planning out of Houston, Texas, where the city recently announced a draft of its first bike plan since 1993. The Houston Bike Plan, according to Mankad, plots the way toward a bike infrastructure network that appeals to a much broader cross section of the city's population.

The draft plan was recently released to the public and presented to the city's Planning Commission. Traffic Engineers, Morris Architects, and Asakura Robinson comprised the team behind the draft, with funding from the Houston Endowment funding a chunk of the $400,000 bill for the plan.

Mankad digs into the draft plan, breaking down the plan's focus on "high-comfort," low-stress routes. The article includes a lot of maps and plan details.

The news about Houston's ambitious bike plan has sparked a wide variety of media coverage in the past week. Here's a roundup of major media coverage:

For those keeping score at home, Houston isn't totally new to the bike enlightenment. The previous mayoral administration announced a "Goal Zero" policy for bike fatalities in March 2014.

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