Our Work

 

BikeHouston is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization on a mission to transform our city by creating safe bikeways to improve the quality of life of all. We work through partnerships with the City and other organizations to expand the mileage and access to high quality bike lanes and trails, to educate all road users, and to enhance enforcement of the laws that save lives.

We strive to be the voice of everyone who rides. We need you to join us in this work as a volunteer, as a member, or maybe even as staff. Below you can read more about our work, find our blog and take action.

Bike Plan

OurWork BikePlan

For the first time in 20 years we are setting goals to make Houston Bike Friendly. We are outlining our bicycle network plus the programs and policies that will be needed to meet our goal of becoming a Gold Level City by 2026. Read more about the Houston Bike Plan in our blog and online here.We are actively recruiting BikeHouston Ambassadors to support our community outreach and advocacy efforts for the Bike Plan. Find more information about our Ambassador program here and sign-up as an Ambassador!

 

Streets & Trails

OurWork - Streets & Trials

We advocate for safer, more connected streets and trails. Our vision is to complete a bikeway network that reaches within a half mile of all Houstonians. Our street work focuses on ensuring that when streets are rebuilt, it results in a safe and convenient corridor for bicyclists. For example, a current project is TC Jester. We support partners like the Houston Parks Board in their effort to build more trails. Email Bill at bmintz@bikehouston.org to be a part of this team.

Enforcement

OurWork - Enforcement

We work with our contacts at Houston Police Department, City Hall, and the county to get more enforcement of the laws that protect cyclists lives. We also are working to ensure that cyclists receive respectful and lawful treatment in their interactions with the police, whether they are in a crash or due to an infraction like riding on the sidewalk.

We provide classes and outreach to thousands of people each year to teach people how to ride bicycles, how to ride safely in traffic, and how to drive safely around bicyclists. We promote cycling through a variety of rider encouragement programs. Please see more information on all of programs by looking at our Safety & Education page.

Take Action!

We need YOU to take at least a small step to improve biking in Houston. We can only improve our city by unifying all people with bikes. Here are ways in which you can support a more livable Houston.

1. Vote! Find all the details on voting here. Including where candidates stand on bicycling issues, as well as, a group ride to the polls on Oct. 30th at 5:30 for our Tour de Vote. Your vote for Houston Mayor and City Council is critical to our ability to build safer streets.

2. Get on a bike and ride, whether it be for recreation, or commuting once a week to work. We have a variety of events and resources for all ages and abilities that enables you to do this.

3. Sign this petition for safer streets. We are uniting 50,000 Houstonians for Bikes.

4. Engage in the Houston Bike Plan by attending a meeting, providing your comments online, and by completing this online survey.

5. Join BikeHouston by becoming a member and being an even more integral part of our organization.

6. Volunteer with us. It’s simple; without active volunteers, we would not be able to do what we do.

7. Educate yourself and lead by example. Have your friend’s and family take this free online class too.

8. Support Vision Zero. Every life matters. Deaths on our roadways are preventable.

9. Apply for a staff position at BikeHouston!

BikeHouston, BCycle Letter Opposing Dockless Pilot Program

The Honorable Sylvester Turner Mayor City of Houston 901 Bagby Street Houston, Texas 77002 Dear Mayor Turner: Thank you very much for all of your efforts to date to create a pilot program for new dockless bike technology in Houston. We particularly appreciate ARA’s...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

We Need Volunteers for the Get Around H-Town Program

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

A Word From Our Director………. John Long

I ride my bike to work just about every day and then on the weekends for fun. All of those rides don’t compare to the rollercoaster ride October was. The month was packed full of events but the big one -- other than the Astros’ playoff games and World Series -- was...

read more

Pop-Up Bike Lane At Sunday Streets Gulfton

BikeHouston is building a pop-up bike lane! On Sunday, November 5, The City of Houston will be hosting Cigna Sunday Streets on Bellaire Boulevard in the Gulfton neighborhood from 12pm-4pm. Bellaire will be closed to vehicular traffic from Hillcroft to Chimney Rock to...

read more

A Word From Our Director………. John Long

October rolls in. Pumpkins. Bicycle wheels. Harvest moon. Houston’s October calendar is full of bike rides and first in our eyes is the 45th annual Moonlight Ramble on Saturday, October 14th. Bigger, better, and more fun than ever. Pre-party at Discovery Green begins...

read more

Bicycle Crash Follow: Responses from TxDOT and HPD

A couple weeks ago I happened upon a bicycle crash on Heights Boulevard and I-10 on my way to work. Following the crash and after a review prompted by BikeHouston, HPD retroactively issued a ticket to the driver for failing to yield right of way to the cyclist. In a...

read more

Contact Us

3 + 4 =

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This