Would you bike ride to RodeoHouston to avoid heavy traffic?

What if you could skip all the rodeo traffic and hop on a bike straight into all the fun instead? That could actually happen in the future!

HOUSTON – What if you could skip all the rodeo traffic and hop on a bike straight into all the fun instead? That could be a reality in the future!

The City of Houston’s proposed new pop-up bike lane will not only help you beat the traffic, but it’s also free to park your bike in front of NRG, which means more money in your pocket for those fried Oreos at the carnival!

What

  • The City of Houston’s partnership with BikeHouston fueled the momentum behind this bikeway proposal and it is proof that the City of Houston is committed to multimodal street access.
    • “A temporary pop-up bikeway is not transformative but it is a good first step to get to a part of the city that doesn’t have great bike access... NRG Park hosts hundreds of events, and millions of people every year, there needs to be another way besides just driving,” Joe Cutrufo, Director of BikeHouston, said.

Where

  • The City of Houston’s Planning Department created a new pop-up bikeway connecting Brays Bayou to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at NRG Park using North Stadium Drive.

When

  • The pop-up bikeway event was supposed to happen this past Sunday, March 6, but it was canceled.
    • “This weekend’s pop-up was cancelled due to a permitting issue, which we now have resolved for future events. We’re starting the planning for a Spring pop-up along the Calhoun/Griggs/MLK corridor that we’re currently in planning for,” David Fields, City of Houston Planning Department.
    • “It’s exciting to see this happening, even if it’s just for one afternoon because it’s planting the seed for a permanent high-comfort bikeway the pop-up bike lane,” Cutrufo said.

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