The City of Houston has released its 2016 Annual Report on the Houston Complete Streets and Transportation Plan (HCSTP). The Annual Report is required by a mayoral Executive Order (E.O. 1-15) and is produced by Houston’s Planning and Development Department in coordination with the Public Works and Engineering (PWE) Department. Complete streets are public roadways that take into account the needs of users of all ages and abilities, including drivers, transit passengers, bicyclists, and pedestrians.
The HCSTP Annual Report provides the Mayor with an update on implementation of the Complete Streets Executive Order, including work completed in 2016, progress on measurements of success, and next steps for 2017 and beyond. Accomplishments in Fiscal Year 2016 include the construction of 60 linear miles of new or reconstructed sidewalks, 34 linear miles of new or restriped on-street bicycle facilities, 1,772 new or reconstructed curb ramps, 98 linear miles of new or reconstructed streets, and 223 linear lane miles of overlaid streets. Highlights from 2016 also include undertaking the Lower Westheimer Enhanced Pre-Engineering Study in coordination with PWE, completion of a final revised draft of the Houston Bike Plan, which is currently being considered by City Council, and approval by Houston City Council to expand the City’s bike share program, known as Houston B-cycle, from the existing 33 stations and 225 bicycles to 104 stations and 793 bicycles. Please let me know if you have any questions about the report. Thank you.
More information on Houston’s Complete Streets and Transportation Plan can be found at houstontx.gov/completestreets.