District bicycle plan pilot
The State of Texas’ on-system transportation network – roads owned, operated, and managed by TxDOT – connects communities, regions, and destinations within and outside of Texas. While many bikeways are planned and funded at the local level, the state works with local communities to develop bikeway networks integrated with the state system to improve safety, connectivity, and access within and between TxDOT districts. Developing a regional framework is vital as the state works to provide safe, thoughtfully designed, well-maintained facilities for bicyclists within each district and between districts, providing connectivity across the state.
Over the next year, TxDOT will prepare four district plan pilots in support of the Texas Transportation Plan (Connecting Texas 2050) update and will pilot four district bicycle plans. The four plans in the pilot will cover the Bryan, Pharr, Laredo, and San Antonio districts. The district bike plans will analyze needs on the highway system, prioritize routes, and identify potential solution types. The planning process will help develop an approach that can be applied in all 25 TxDOT districts. This effort will include technical studies, stakeholder engagement, and virtual public events.
- September 2023: virtual public meeting for the Bryan, Laredo, Pharr, and San Antonio districts
- Early 2024: four district bicycle plans complete