BH at Work
December 4, 2017 The Honorable Sylvester Turner Mayor City of Houston 901 Bagby Street Houston, Texas 77002 Dear Mayor Turner: Thank you for your efforts to create a pilot program for dockless bikeshare technology in Houston. We particularly note ARA’s hard work to...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
BikeHouston has some urgent needs to help us kick off our Get Around H-Town program (GAH). This program helps middle-school kids ride with skill and confidence by teaching them about safety and bicycle maintenance. As we all know, the more people on bikes, the better...read more
BH & Me
You may not remember when BikeHouston transitioned from a scrappy, all-volunteer organization to a scrappy, full-time nonprofit advocacy group. That transition was successful, and it couldn’t have happened without Rick Hecksel. Around the time that BikeHouston...read more
"Sure this is a bike lane, but it's cool. You can still park in it." - The City of Houston. Ok, that's not really an exact quote, but it's what one can gather when there is no State Law that prohibits it or any City Ordinance against it. Just take a drive down to 1901...read more
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....read more
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...read more
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...read more
Spoke & Word
May is Bike Month and BikeHouston will be all over Houston to celebrate it with you. Join us at one or two (three) events this month. For example come to Mid-Main First Thursday at May 7th, a great party with a raffle - you can win an amazing FatBike -, Gold Sprint...
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 presents its latest newsletter Spoke&Word #12 with a list of the events BikeHouston will be part of the coming month, please consider signing up to help with BikeValet, Outreach, leading a ride, or when and where your district holds its Capital...
In this issue of Spoke&Word - What BikeHouston staff and volunteers have done in January; - Upcoming events, BikeHouston needs you to volunteer as ride leader, outreach table volunteer, bike valet volunteer, photographer, BikeHouston Ambassador and much more....
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....
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
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’...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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,...read more