Dedicated Bike Lanes May Be Coming to W. Alabama
For bicyclists tired of dodging traffic on W. Alabama St., a solution may be on the way. The City of Houston recently unveiled a plan to add bike lanes in both directions on the crowded roadway, in part by eliminating W. Alabama’s reversible center lane. At a public hearing on July 30 covered by the Examiner, city representatives sought feedback on the two options under consideration. One option would add dedicated bike lanes on the north and south sides of the street; the other would widen the sidewalks on both sides to allow for use by both pedestrians and bicyclists. Construction is scheduled to begin in late 2016. To learn more about the plans and to submit a comment, visit rebuildhouston.org.