Ribbon-cutting ceremony for Houston's first Hike and Bike Trail

Willie Grace | 7/9/2015, 10:33 a.m.
The Houston Parks and Recreation Department, Mayor Annise Parker, Council Member Brenda Stardig, District A, and the Houston Parks Board ...
This opening marks the completion of the first six TIGER grant-funded projects currently underway in Houston.

The six TIGER projects are expected to improve mobility in Houston by eliminating major gaps on primary off-street bicycle/pedestrian transportation routes and in the city's bike grid. They are also expected to provide extensive connections to residences, employment centers and bus and rail transportation and complete a portion of the inner city bikeway plan for shared use paths. The expanded pathway system will eventually include new directional signs and pedestrian amenities, including benches, bike racks, waste receptacles, lighting, trees and other landscaping, and an electric shuttle between two University of Houston campuses.

The Houston Regional Bike/Pedestrian Connections to Transit project consists of six separate projects:

  1. The White Oak Bayou Path: Alabonson Road/Antoine Drive (0.8-mile commuter extension of shared use path)

  2. The White Oak Bayou Path: 11th Street/Heights Bike Trail/Stude Park Links (1.4-mile gap closures and bridge construction project)

  3. The White Oak Bayou Path: Connections to Residential Neighborhoods and Buffalo Bayou Path (0.2-mile gap closure project and 0.7-mile connections to shared-use path)

  4. The Buffalo Bayou Path: Smith Street/Travis Street Link (0.3-mile gap closure project)

  5. East Downtown Connections: Transit/Residential/Commercial Connections (8.6-mile gap closures and key connections project)

  6. Brays Bayou Path Gap: MLK/Old Spanish Trail Link (1.6-mile gap closure project and 0.6-mile alternative transit path)

For more information go to http://www.click2houston.com