Resilience Target 9

Current Status


Activity In 2022

  • 20 miles of high-comfort bike facilities built
  • Built in 2022
    • 10 miles dedicated on-street bikeways
    • 1 mile of shared on-street bikeways
    • 9 miles of off-street bikeways
  • Existing Bikeways
    • 406* miles of high-comfort bikeways (81% of the 2025 goal)
    • 39 miles of dedicated on-street bikeways
    • 34 miles of shared on-street bikeways
    • 333 miles of off-street bike facilities
  • Bikeways Completed in 2022
    • High Star Drive
    • Hillcroft Avenue/Westward Street
    • Lawndale Street
    • Westward Street
    • Waugh Drive/Commonwealth Street
    • Carpenter’s Bayou Trail
    • Almeda Road
    • Spring Branch Trail (Wirt Road to Blalock Road)
    • West Dallas (Shepherd Drive to Tirrell Street)
    • Walnut Bend Lane

Beyond 2022

94 miles of high-comfort bike facilities needed to reach the 2025 goal to build 500 miles of high-comfort bikeways. 155 total miles of bikeways are planned to be built in 2023.

*Note: 2021 numbers were updated to reflect overhaul of bikeway maps tracking. 386 miles of high-comfort bikeways were built by December 31st, 2021.

Related Initiatives

Related Targets

Why Are Trails and Bike Lanes Important?

A healthy and resilient population needs transportation options for commuting, leisure, and recreation purposes. Having more mobility options contributes to a healthier population and economy by allowing people to circumvent traffic congestion and have self-determination in how they navigate their city. Building on prior sustainable transportation efforts, Resilient Houston has set a goal of having 500 miles of high-comfort (low-stress) bike facilities throughout the city. In 2022, the City and its partners were able to realize 20 miles of high-comfort bikeways, bringing the total to 406 miles with three more years left to reach the goal. Looking towards the future, the City is planning 155 miles of bikeways to be built in 2023.

High-Comfort Bike Lanes in Houston

Quality Affordable Transportation Index – Indicator Table

Intent Category Indicator
Likely better walking conditions Walk Ratio of sidewalk miles to roadway miles (2.0 being full, 1.0 being partial, and 0.0 having no sidewalks)
Walk Non-highway intersections per square mile
Likely better biking conditions Bike Miles of high-comfort bikeway per square mile
Likely better transit service for working class populations Transit Average presence of seating and shelter at transit stops
Transit Transit stops per square mile
Transit Average transit frequency on Sunday
Transit Average transit frequency on weekdays
2022 Data Source
COH Houston Public Works