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Bike plan meetings

From CM Ed Gonzalez:

CM Ed Gonzalez

CM Ed Gonzalez

Our city has made great strides in improving people’s ability to bike to more destinations. New trails are being built along our bayous, new protected bikeways have been installed, and more people are riding all over town.

Now, we’re kicking off the Houston Bike Plan Project, a 12-month planning effort to update the City’s Comprehensive Bikeway Plan and to build on recent achievements to help make Houston a safer, healthier, more bike-friendly city.

The plan will:

  • clarify a vision and goals for biking in Houston and identify future projects to create a citywide bicycle network;
  • develop better connections for more people to key destinations like job centers, entertainment venues, parks and schools;
  • identify supporting programs like bicyclist safety education, expansion of facilities like bike racks and bike share, and improved integration with transit; and
  • examine best practices in bicycle facility maintenance, bike program funding, and bicyclist and driver enforcement.

The Houston Bike Plan Project kicks off next Saturday with the Bike Ride and Open House. This fun event will include a bike tour, raffle prizes, and activities to hear about your vision and goals for biking in Houston. Four community meetings will be held throughout the month of June at various locations around the city, where the project team will present information on the Houston Bike Plan and solicit input from the public on their vision for biking in Houston. I encourage you to attend!

UPCOMING COMMUNITY MEETINGS

Bike Ride & Open House Kickoff
Saturday May 30th
9:00am-1:00pm
Ensemble Theater | 3535 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002

Community Meeting – Kashmere
Thursday, June 4, 2015
6:00-8:00 pm
Kashmere Multi-Service Center
4802 Lockwood Drive | Auditorium #172 Meeting #3

Community Meeting – Palm Center
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
6:00-8:00 pm
Palm Center Business Technology Center | 5330 Griggs Road, Conf. Room C101

Community Meeting – Memorial City
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
6:00-8:00 PM
HCC Memorial City Performing Arts Center | 1060 W Sam Houston Pkwy N,
Theater II, Room 411

Community Meeting – Baker-Ripley
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
6:00-8:00 PM
Baker-Ripley Neighborhood Center | 6500 Rookin

I couldn’t be more proud of all we’ve done in our city to offer residents more options to commute. Please help us continue our record of success, and improve the quality of life for even more Houstonians.

See here and here for the background. Plan your calendars accordingly.

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