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A Word From Our Director……….. John Long

A Word From Our Director……….. John Long

Monday’s first-ever Houston Bike Summit was a sold-out success.  Speakers included Mayor Sylvester Turner, HPD Chief Art Acevedo, City Councilwoman Karla Cisneros, and METRO Executive Vice President Tim Kelly — as well as outgoing Board Chair Regina Garcia and incoming chair Dan Piette. Mayor Turner spoke to the crowd... read more
NEW Holman On-street Bikeway, Hawthorne Connection?

NEW Holman On-street Bikeway, Hawthorne Connection?

Introducing our newest on-street bikeway: Holman through midtown. In the spirit of remaining positive and celebrating small victories we want to introduce you to the Holman project. Holman runs through Midtown passing light rail stops and HCC to just under Spur 527. There it stops and has a little... read more
2016 Staff Recap

2016 Staff Recap

2016 was a very exciting year for BikeHouston. So many wonderful events, so many exciting changes, and so many steps forward towards making Houston a more safe and bike friendly city! We asked our staff to let us know what their favorite memory or event was in 2016 (which... read more
A Word from the Director……….. John Long

A Word from the Director……….. John Long

We at BikeHouston are making New Year’s resolutions and sharing them with you. These are some of the opportunities, possibilities and goals that will guide our work in the year ahead. We resolve to shepherd the Bike Plan through the adoption process with City Council. It has been 22... read more
#PassTheBikePlan Campaign

#PassTheBikePlan Campaign

“A picture is worth a thousand words”, they say. Now imagine what a picture and a short reason for why you support the Houston Bike Plan can do! This holiday season give back by sending in a photo of yourself holding a sign saying “I support the bike plan... read more
BH & Me
Ever Get Buzzed by a Car While Riding Your Bike?

Ever Get Buzzed by a Car While Riding Your Bike?

Ever get buzzed by a car while riding your bike? Want to do something about it? Kinder Institute needs cyclists to record these near-misses. We want to see what routes are safer and which places are more dangerous. This information can be used to make Houston streets safer for... read more
Brian Barr, 21, Chemical Engineer Student

Brian Barr, 21, Chemical Engineer Student

Brian Barr, 21, chemical engineer student, works at Rice Bikes, the student-run bike shop at Rice University Brian moved to Houston three years ago to start his freshman year at Rice University. He came from Atlanta where he was not able to ride his bike that often because his... read more
Meet Our New Communications Manager

Meet Our New Communications Manager

Name: Ivan Fuentes Age: 32 Title: Communications Manager Ivan Fuentes joined BikeHouston in October as our communications manager. We talked to Ivan about his new job and what he wants you to know about cycling in Houston. After a 10-year career in finance, what prompted you to take a... read more
How To Fix A Flat Tire

How To Fix A Flat Tire

Flat tires happen to everyone, usually at the most inopportune times. So we wanted to make sure that you have an idea of what to do next time you find yourself with a punctured tire out on the road (we encourage you to practice these simple steps at home).... read more
Events
Bike Plan
How Much Will The Bike Plan Cost?

How Much Will The Bike Plan Cost?

You hear us talk about the Houston Bike Plan a lot. The plan provides a comprehensive guide to making Houston a safer and more accessible city for road users over the next 10 years. It has four pillars: improved safety, increased ridership, increased access and improved development and maintenance... read more
Public Hearing on the Bike Plan Brings Many Supporters

Public Hearing on the Bike Plan Brings Many Supporters

Mary Blitzer, BikeHouston Advocacy Director, mblitzer@bikehouston.org A big thanks goes out to the many (we packed the house to standing room only) people who showed up on this bleak Thursday, 1/19 at 2:30 pm, to voice their support for the bike plan and tell decision makers why people on... read more
Bike Plan Status Report, Vote delayed

Bike Plan Status Report, Vote delayed

Updated March 8th. What’s going on with the Houston Bike Plan? Here is a short rundown of what’s happened with the plan to date and what the next steps are:  March 22nd: Anticipating vote by City Council.  March 8th: Bike Plan at City Council for a vote: vote delayed... read more
Bike Advocates @ Work: Bike Plan Pep Rally

Bike Advocates @ Work: Bike Plan Pep Rally

Over 90 people showed up in the middle of the day on a Tuesday for the Bike Plan Pep Rally. You are awesome.  Our goals with the Pep Rally were: to bring the Bike Plan to the Mayor and City Council’s attention to spur the Mayor to bring the... read more

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