Huitt-Zollars was part of a team that created Houston's first city-wide bicycle plan since 1993. The plan included recommendations for a city-wide bicycle network, an implementation strategy, a toolbox of bike facilities, and specific pilot projects to transition Houston into a more bicycle-friendly city. The Bike Plan project involved extensive public outreach and working closely with the City’s Public Works and Planning departments. The completed plan identifies short-term opportunities to expand the city’s high comfort bicycle network from 259 miles to 709 miles and includes implementation strategies to move from plan to action. A Long-Range Bikeway Network Map was developed with opportunities for short-term improvements that support the transition toward the ultimate vision. The information in the toolbox is accessible to planners, engineers, decision makers, and the general public.
Huitt-Zollars was responsible for the toolbox portion of the plan; four bike facilities were designed and depicted with intersection treatments, bike parking and lanes, bicycle policies and programs, plus a downtown bike station. Huitt-Zollars was also an integral part of a public outreach effort that included large public meetings, online surveys, and meetings with community groups. A 5.6-mile guided bicycle tour showcased existing bike facilities and their potential redesign.