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Council approves B-Cycle, and other bike news

One other item that Council approved on its last day of business for the year was to clear the way for the city to start up bike sharing with B-cycle. As you know, I’ve been following this along, and am delighted to see this milestone. I look forward to the official launch, hopefully some time soon.

Meanwhile, two weeks ago there was a story about TxDOT closing the White Oak Bayou Hike and Bike Trail between Ella and 34th streets while there is construction on the service road for 610 North at East TC Jester. The closure was scheduled for two years, without an alternate route that bicyclists thought was adequate. Fortunately, after meeting with bike activists, TxDOT made some changes to accommodate riders a little better. I’ve been meaning to get over there and take some pictures but just haven’t had the chance. Anyone here have experience with what’s going on at this location?

Finally, Metro announced that the Columbia Tap Trail, which had been affected by the Southeast Line construction, has been reopened. Metro had maintained a detour for this trail while construction was ongoing, but it’s good to have it back. May there be many more bits of good bike news in the new year.

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4 Comments

  1. RBearSAT says:

    Great job Houston. You’ll love B-Cycle. Ridership continues to increase in San Antonio. Many people who work downtown use them regularly to get from one location to another. A couple of our council members are ardent riders of B-Cycle.

  2. […] the Chron story on the Council vote to get bike sharing in Houston off the ground. The plan for the so-called Bike Share Houston […]

  3. Miranda says:

    Awesome! Great to see bike trails in use in the countryside as well as city. Convenient and enjoyable. I recently visited an amazing Rails-to-Trailsroute in WA, ID, and MT, the scenery was spectacular, the bike ride enjoyable and what a great way to see the sights!

  4. […] Me, last month: Meanwhile, two weeks ago there was a story about TxDOT closing the White Oak Bayou Hike and Bike Trail between Ella and 34th streets while there is construction on the service road for 610 North at East TC Jester. The closure was scheduled for two years, without an alternate route that bicyclists thought was adequate. Fortunately, after meeting with bike activists, TxDOT made some changes to accommodate riders a little better. I’ve been meaning to get over there and take some pictures but just haven’t had the chance. Anyone here have experience with what’s going on at this location? […]

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