TxDOT developed the Strategic Direction Report: Opportunities for TxDOT’s Bicycle Program in coordination with the Bicycle Advisory Committee to identify short-term strategies to advance bicycle and pedestrian accommodations in programs and policies:

  • Expand the bikeway network
  • Build safer and better bicycle and pedestrian accommodations
  • Training for engineers, planners and construction staff
  • Educate the public on safe driving, bicycling and walking
  • Encourage people to walk and bicycle
  • Develop statewide management systems for bicycle and pedestrian information
  • Fund more bicycle and pedestrian projects

As a result, TxDOT has initiated a research project to count bicycle and pedestrian traffic and to collect data in a statewide repository. In addition, TxDOT has implemented a number of other recommendations in the report, including: