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12 hours ago, wilcal said:

 

The $10 million from the county and then forcing the city to start the associated projects by April has been genius. God bless Rodney Ellis. 

 

Serious question... What are you talking about?

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21 hours ago, j_cuevas713 said:

Oh really? Do you have info on what issues the city is facing?

 

In terms of implementing the bike plan?

 

I think that they don't want to commit any extra funding (more than the $1 mil and change annually) and are planning on using the normal schedule of road construction/replacement to implement more bike and pedestrian friendly infrastructure.

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New signage for the Houston Bikeways went up near Saint Arnold in the last few days:

 

https://twitter.com/JamesLLlamas/status/1073211750374408192

 

This section is being re-striped (to a wider range) and having curbs replaced and no parking signs installed along entire route.

 

It's currently not illegal to park in a bike lane unless there is a corresponding no parking sign (rolleyes X infinity)

 

They've made big strides with this project in the last few weeks. They're going to be doing Lyons from Jensen all of the way to McKee. Hardy and McKee will eventually have dedicated bike infrastructure to head into downtown. 

 

 

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So, Ellis mentions they got 19 miles done.  Is that just part of the 50 or is that all that the city and county were able to accomplish?

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14 hours ago, august948 said:

So, Ellis mentions they got 19 miles done.  Is that just part of the 50 or is that all that the city and county were able to accomplish?

That’s a good question. Maybe he meant that out of the 50 miles 19 are finished, not that the rest won’t be done.

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15 hours ago, august948 said:

So, Ellis mentions they got 19 miles done.  Is that just part of the 50 or is that all that the city and county were able to accomplish?

 

Those 19 miles are just part of the new facilities. There will be an announcement in the next couple weeks (there are 7 days, 6 hours and change left on the Build 50 clock) and I think people will be pleased ;) .

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Also:

 

The Build 50 Challenge is a campaign developed by BikeHouston and issued to the City of Houston, Harris County, Metro, Houston Parks Board, and others to build 50 miles of on and off street bikeways in 12 months (or by May 2019).

Every line on the map under the “Build 50 Challenge” tab is apart of the Build 50 Challenge. As a part of the challenge, these projects need to be completed or under construction by May 1, 2019 to be counted. Most of these projects are being funded by Precinct 1 with the agreement that the city will lose the $10 million commitment if they don’t spend it by the end of the challenge. Watch Mayor Sylvester Turner and County Commissioner Ellis commit to the challenge here.

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1 hour ago, Alec said:

 

Those 19 miles are just part of the new facilities. There will be an announcement in the next couple weeks (there are 7 days, 6 hours and change left on the Build 50 clock) and I think people will be pleased ;) .

 

Yeah, it'll be interesting to see what is announced. 

 

I would assume we are looking at:

 

1) Start of construction of a chunk of Third Ward network.

2) Start of construction of Austin Corridor.

3) Announcement of designs of remaining third ward network (Gray/Polk)

4) Start of construction of MLK portion.

5) The closing of the north side of Main Street and conversion to bike/pedestrian usage only a la Las Ramblas in Barcelona (ok maybe not this one, but a man can dream). 

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So I read the most recent article again and it seems like out of the 50 miles proposed only 19 miles came out of it. Does anyone have any additional info?

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New Development on the McKee and Hardy road going North out of Downtown. Slow, but steady work on these pike paths is happening. The armadillos are coming soon, apparently. 

 

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