HOUSTON – Right now, there are a total of 340 miles of high comfort bike lanes, meaning all ages and abilities can safely use these bike lanes and 22 miles of those are on-street protected bike-only lanes. In 2020, Houston bikeways completed four new miles of on street bike lanes.
- Gray Street: between 3rd Ward and Midtown.
- Houston ave.: 20th Street to Katy Freeway
- Austin Street: McGowen to Holman
Still yet to come to your neighborhood:
- Tierwester and Blodgett: near TSU
- North Main Street at Boundary Street
- Deerwood in Westchase area: West of the Beltway
Back in 2018, Bike Houston launched the Build 50 Challenge to take action towards the construction of more than 50 miles of high-comfort bike lanes over the course of one year.
If you didn’t know, there are high comfort bike lanes that are safe enough a 10-year-old can ride on the bike lane. They are usually wider.
Then, there’s protected on-street bike lanes: There’s a buffer between the bike-only lane and the vehicles on the street. Usually, the buffer can be striping or there could be another buffer to separate the people on bikes from traffic, like a lane of parked cars.