The Patterson Bikeway Project aims to create a safe connection for bicyclists between White Oak and Buffalo Bayous through the West End and Magnolia Grove neighborhoods. There are many ways this could be accomplished, each with different impacts on driving, parking, and the safety of people walking and biking. We want to know which options are preferable to you.

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* 1. Which of the following neighborhoods do you live in?

Most of this route will make use of narrow, low-speed streets on which bikes and cars may share the road safely. Signage and pavement markings will be installed to enhance the visibility of bicyclists and create what is called a “Neighborhood Bikeway”. Street parking will be maintained where it currently exists. These streets are highlighted in yellow on the map below:

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On Patterson between IH-10 and Washington Avenue, the street is wide enough to install dedicated bike lanes. These lanes reduce riders’ interaction with high speed, high volume traffic and provide a higher level of comfort. However, making space for them can necessitate the removal of street parking. For this segment – highlighted in yellow below – the following options are possible:

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* 2. Which option do you prefer?

Another key element of this project is providing for a safe crossing of Washington Avenue. This stretch of Washington is a frequent concern of walkers, bicyclists, and the advocacy group BikeHouston – so much so, that it was one of six intersections studied by a team of national experts through a Road Safety Audit in October 2018. One of their recommendations was to install a “median refuge” in the area currently occupied by the center turn lane. The following options are possible, each with different impacts on vehicle movements and safety:

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* 3. Which option do you prefer?

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