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Sugar Land, TX News – Pedestrian, Bike Improvements Funded

Sugar Land, TX News (July 2, 2014) - Sugar Land City Council approved a $225,000 contract with Jerdon Enterprise, L.P. for improvements identified in the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan.

Projects to be constructed this year include:

  • buffered bike lanes on Grants Lakes Boulevard, Bayview Drive, and Sugar Lakes Boulevard;
  • shared bike lanes on Alston Road; and
  • side paths along University Boulevard that connect existing bike lanes to Telfair Avenue.

City Council approved the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan last year after a recommendation from an 11-member citizen task force.  The recommendation was based on significant public input from a variety of activities, including:

  • an online survey that resulted in more than 375 responses;
  • an online mapping activity that resulted in more than 1,000 comments;
  • nine stakeholder meetings;
  • a public meeting with more than 50 attendees; and
  • an Online Town Hall.

The plan identifies a future network that includes 24 miles of bike lanes, an additional 18 miles of on-street shared lanes for bicycles, and 128 miles of pedestrian and bike paths

The network of pedestrian and bicycle routes will focus on connecting key destinations such as schools and commercial areas. In addition, the plan identifies areas for improved crossings at major barriers such as U.S. Highway 59, State Highway 6, U.S. Highway 90A, the railroad, and the Brazos River.

For more information about Sugar Land’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan, visit www.sugarlandtx.gov/pedbike.

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