Efforts began on The Woodlands Township Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan in October 2015. The plan is the first of its kind for The Woodlands, and will assist the Township with planning for and prioritizing walking and biking projects over time. The purpose of the plan is to provide an overall comprehensive look at the existing pedestrian and bicycle network, identify gaps in the existing network, and identify potential interconnected on- and off-street walking and biking recommendations between destinations that are safe and comfortable for all users.
Residents were involved in the development of the draft plan through the formation of a steering committee, a public meeting for community members and various online commenting opportunities. The projects defined within the master plan include on- and off-street recommendations such as pathways, shared use paths and bike lane projects.
The Woodlands Township invites community members to attend a public hearing on the draft plan at the Township Board of Directors meeting October 26, 2016, at 6 p.m. There will be an opportunity for residents to share their comments regarding the current draft of the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan.
A Steering Committee has been created for this planning effort to guide the direction of this Plan to ensure proper buy-in and support as project recommendations are made. The Steering Committee is made up of at least one representative from each Village Association, Bike the Woodlands Coalition, Township staff, and representation from The Woodlands Development Company. The Steering Committee will meet at least three times during the nine-month planning process.