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The Bike Lane That Got Away

The Bike Lane That Got Away

  The Bike Lane That Got Away By Jessica Wiggins In May 2016, a temporary two-way cycle track was introduced on Houston Avenue. TxDOT and City of Houston were proactive in designing and building this detour which linked the Heights Hike and Bike Trail and the...

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Get Around H-Town

Get Around H-Town

BikeHouston soon will be launching “Get Around H-Town” (GAHT) a bicycle safety education program geared toward middle-schoolers, age 11-13 years (6th and 7th graders). The purpose of the program is to cultivate more confident and safer bicyclists. Bicycling is an...

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A Word From Our Director………. John Long

A Word From Our Director………. John Long

Bike Lanes >>>Thumbs up to the City of Houston for extending the Lamar Street protected bike lane southeast past Discovery Green along Polk Street. Once completed, it will connect the Columbia Tap Trail to the Buffalo Bayou Trail through downtown. Let me be...

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BH & Me

METRONext Community Meetings. How To Get Involved.

METRONext Community Meetings. How To Get Involved.

Metro needs your help to make their transit services accessible and accommodating for bicycles. For the next several months Metro will host dozens of community meetings all over the city asking residents what they need to make connections faster and more reliable....

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Meet Our New Volunteer Coordinator, Bowen Roberts

Meet Our New Volunteer Coordinator, Bowen Roberts

If you’ve been to a BikeHouston event lately, or come by our office, you’ve probably met Bowen Roberts. Bowen recently made the transition from dedicated volunteer to dedicated employee as our new volunteer coordinator. We talked to Bowen about his new role and the...

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Long-Distance Cycling: How to Prepare

Long-Distance Cycling: How to Prepare

Our Member Jason Lewis shares his experience and offers suggestions. Up to this point, you’ve stuck to smaller bike rides, but now you are ready to challenge yourself further with a longer distance. Not so fast! Biking of any distance requires a little bit of...

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Spoke & Word

BikeHouston monthly newsletter Spoke&Word is out

Every month BikeHouston publishes a newsletter Spoke&Word with reports on what BikeHouston staff and volunteers are working on to improve cycling conditions in Houston, reviews of past events, an event list with volunteer options for the coming month, a 'meet and...

BikeHouston's Spoke&Word #10 is here

BikeHouston presents the latest issue of Spoke&Word, our monthly newsletter. In this edition we keep you posted on activities our staff members and volunteers are engaged in, future events and meet our board member Marissa Marquez and volunteer Rose Mikulski....

Bike Plan

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...

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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 Plan to Council for a ‘yes’...

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Houston Needs Safer Streets

Houston Needs Safer Streets

There have been two deaths in three days in Houston. Marjorie Corcoran, a physics and astronomy professor at Rice University, was killed by the train as she crossed the tracks at Sunset Blvd. Another man, whose identify is not yet know publicly, was killed by the...

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Bicycle Search – A Word from John Long

Bicycle Search – A Word from John Long

I just Googled “bicycle Houston” to see what pops up. Page one of the search included a number of the city’s great bike shops.  I also found Houston B-Cycle, the city’s bike share program.  And BikeHouston, too -- I was really glad to see that. Page two included...

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Houston Bike Plan, FAQs

Houston Bike Plan, FAQs

This is for all you natural skeptics out there and everyone else who just needs a refresher. What's with that crazy map? How did you make it? Is it going to make traffic worse? The Houston Bike Plan FAQs are here to help!  The City has created 3 FAQ sheets - general,...

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