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Extension of White Oak Bayou bikepath

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I often ride up the White Oak Bayou bikepath. The other day when I did my usual U-turn on the grass at the north end of the dead-end (after the bridge to nowhere), I noticed a bunch of wooden stakes lined up in the grass possibly showing the planning of a northward extension of the trail. Anyone have more info on this bike path extension?

I did see the article in the Chronicle yesterday about the general idea of expanding the city's bike trails but it didn't mention any trail specifically.

http://www.chron.com...iz/7114095.html

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The best guy to ask about the bikeways is Dan Raine, the city's Bicycle Coordinator. I asked him and he says

Yes, that’s the extension of the WOB trail to Antoine, we’re just getting started and it’s a 12-18 month construction schedule, so maybe by December 2011.

Weather is a HUGE factor on construction projects – especially when working in bayous….

He quoted the same completion time for the Heights MUP being completed into downtown (currently it terminates just short of UHD a few hundred yards).

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I believe there was also a proposal for extending this trail south along the Bayou and potentially on to Memorial Park. It ran into some opposition and I'm not sure if that plan has been abandoned.

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The best guy to ask about the bikeways is Dan Raine, the city's Bicycle Coordinator. I asked him and he says

He quoted the same completion time for the Heights MUP being completed into downtown (currently it terminates just short of UHD a few hundred yards).

Thanks for the update! appreciate it.

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In the interests of more cyclists and pedestrians, the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) has put out a call for planning studies. More information can be found at www.h-gac.com/go/pedbike.

It's all about "connectivity".

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In the interests of more cyclists and pedestrians, the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) has put out a call for planning studies. More information can be found at www.h-gac.com/go/pedbike.

It's all about "connectivity".

There are a lot of buzzwords in the transportation and planning world, and connectivity is one of them thrown around often, sometimes with meaning and sometimes not.

But it's a pretty damn important concept for bikes. I mean, if the sidewalk ends, and you are an able-bodied pedestrian, you just ... keep walking. But on a bike, the barricades, and steep slopes with glass and other sharp debris on the sides convince me not to take this path again by bike.

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