The East End District and Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia proudly launched the development of the first-ever East End Bike Plan in October 2020. The Plan, which covers the 16 square miles of the East End District boundaries, will identify bike route improvements in the area based on the community’s feedback. Development of this Plan is expected to be complete in Spring 2021.
“If there’s anything that this pandemic has taught us, it’s that the outdoors are great for the mind, body, and soul which is why we’re working hard to build trail connectivity throughout our community,” said Commissioner Garcia. “It [also] gives us another mode of transportation to support the area businesses.”
The East End Bike Plan is the first step in a joint effort to build a connected network of high-comfort bikeways across the East End with goals to expand mobility choice for residents, make biking safer for people of all ages and abilities, and provide healthy transportation options and access to opportunities for residents. The Plan follows a successful track record of major transit and sidewalk investments in the East End in the last decade and represents Commissioner Adrian Garcia’s commitment to safer streets for all people in Precinct 2. Recommendations will include a set of priority implementation bikeways targeted for construction in the next few years alongside more visionary long-term projects. It will also include ideas for programs and policies to support more people biking safely in the area.
The first community engagement event for the Plan will be a socially-distanced outdoor event on December 5, 2020 from 11a.m. to 1p.m. Community members can visit three engagement stations across the community to fill out a survey and map, and learn more about the Plan. The event will include a Bike BINGO/Lotería Tour leaving from the Harrisburg Trail at Bryan Street at 11:30 a.m. For additional information, please visit www.eastendbikeplan.com.
The East End Bike Plan is being carried out by Traffic Engineers, Inc. with support by Toole Design Group and Tecolotl.