Houston bicyclists rallying for new city bike plan

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
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Bicyclists rallying for first new Houston bike plan in 22 years

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Cyclists rallied on the footsteps of City Hall Tuesday afternoon pushing for Houston leaders to pass a bike plan. Supporters finalized the more than $100 million proposal in June.

It's a comprehensive guide that outlines how to make the city more bike-friendly. Cyclists want Mayor Sylvester Turner to champion the plan, said Mary Blitzer with Bike Houston.

"We're out here today really asking for leadership," Blitzer said.

"It's our first plan in 22 years. All other major U.S. cities have them. They have them up to date. Houston can do this," she said.

Blitzer said the plan is to tap into federal dollars once the City Council passes the proposal. She said with new funding and existing revenue sources they're confident they can make the dream a reality.

For more information on the proposal, visit Houston Bike Plan.