11th Street Bikeway

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11th Street Bikeway is a 1.5-mile safety improvement project from Shepherd to Michaux in the Heights neighborhood. The project addresses community members' safety concerns walking, biking, driving, and using public transit along the corridor. It is aligned with the City's Vision Zero commitment to end traffic deaths and serious injuries and improve street safety for everyone. The project is currently in the design phase.

In addition to being identified in the Houston Bike Plan, the 11th Street Bikeway proposal aims to improve safety for all road users. This includes a protected bikeway for people biking, pedestrian refuge islands to make it safer to cross 11th street, intersection enhancements to increase visibility and decrease confusion, and traffic signal adjustments to safely accommodate all modes of travel.

Have location-specific questions related to the design? Please post your feedback in the design exhibits forum below. Want to comment or ask questions about the project? Please do so using the general questions/comments tool below.


11th Street Bikeway is a 1.5-mile safety improvement project from Shepherd to Michaux in the Heights neighborhood. The project addresses community members' safety concerns walking, biking, driving, and using public transit along the corridor. It is aligned with the City's Vision Zero commitment to end traffic deaths and serious injuries and improve street safety for everyone. The project is currently in the design phase.

In addition to being identified in the Houston Bike Plan, the 11th Street Bikeway proposal aims to improve safety for all road users. This includes a protected bikeway for people biking, pedestrian refuge islands to make it safer to cross 11th street, intersection enhancements to increase visibility and decrease confusion, and traffic signal adjustments to safely accommodate all modes of travel.

Have location-specific questions related to the design? Please post your feedback in the design exhibits forum below. Want to comment or ask questions about the project? Please do so using the general questions/comments tool below.


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    Not a fan. We don't need any changes to 11th street. There are plenty of side streets bikers can use to get them where they want to go. We definitely don't need a neighborhood bikeway either.

    Franz Bolo asked 25 days ago

    Thank you for your feedback. 11th Street isn't the safest corridor currently and community members have expressed concerns about dangerous crossings and speeding traffic. We understand not everyone is a fan of the proposal, but improvements will address community concerns and make it safer for people walking, biking, and driving to get where they want to go. 

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    Impact of Michaux/WhiteOak island: southbound Michaux drivers cannot turn left onto White Oak and eastbound Hite Oak drivers cannot turn left onto Michaux. Result: cut-through traffic using 6 1/2 or 7th b/w Norhill and Michaux. I would suggest that two islands, such as those shown on the photo from Austin, be build with shared biker/ped on each side that allow auto left turns. Islands should slow speeds and give bikers/peds mid street safety stop

    jimh asked 23 days ago

    Thank you for your comment! We will take a closer look at the intersection of White Oak and Michaux to see what is feasible and further assess turning movements in this area. Stay tuned!

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    I am a big proponent of the bike lane on 11th. One thing that I would like to see more of, especially between Heights and Micheaux is a pedestrian crossing, preferably several, similar to the crossing on Nicholson. Is it too late to let pedestrians cross the road?

    Jay asked about 1 month ago

    Thank you for expressing your support. There is still time to submit feedback about locations for other pedestrian refuge islands (similar to what we're proposing at 11th and Nicholson). If you have intersections in mind, please let us know! 

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    Thank you for the presentation on the 11th street project. I am very supportive of the proposed plan. My first reaction on the no lefts at Heights Boulevard was negative, but as I thought about it, that would be an easy adjustment as a driver and would really simplify that intersection - especially for users of the jogging trail.

    Jim asked about 1 month ago

    Thank you for your feedback and support. We look forward to making the Heights intersection, and other intersections along 11th, safer for everyone.