HOUSTON – Howdy folks!
Finally, those fried Oreos, corn dogs and funnel cakes have made their glorious comeback! Houstonians have been flocking to NRG Park by the thousands decked out in their best western gear all week long.
But what if you could skip all that traffic and instead, hop on a bike and ride straight into all the fun? Well, this Sunday folks will be able to do just that!
This Sunday, March 6, from 2-6 p.m., there will be a pop-up bikeway connecting Brays Bayou to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at NRG Park. This was made possible by the partnership between Bike Houston and the City of Houston Planning Department. This pop-up dedicated bike lane has been several months in the making, but it is proof that the City of Houston is committed to multimodal streets, especially in areas where safe bike routes are in low supply and high in demand.
According to Bike Houston, “...it’s a thrill to see this happening, even if it’s just for one afternoon. Consider it the seed for a permanent high-comfort bikeway...”
Check out my interview with Joe Cutrufo, director of Bike Houston, next Tuesday where we talk more about the the pop-up bike lane’s success, future plans and if there are any other locations where Houstonians may see this happen again.
Would you saddle up and hop on a bike and ride into the rodeo? Chat with me on whatever social media page you’re on: @Kprc2AnavidReyes
Drive safely my friends :)
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- The northbound entrance ramp on US-59 from SH-36 in Rosenberg, will be closed continuously until 3 p.m., Thursday March 31. TXDOT advises drivers to use FM-2218.
- The Southwest Freeway northbound lanes will have construction from Hillcroft Avenue to Westpark Tollway/ Westpark Drive overnight from 9 p.m., Thursday, March 3 to 5 a.m., Friday, March 4.