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The Woodlands Township has been pursuing transportation solutions for the area, and local advocates including Bike The Woodlands Coalition have worked hard to be sure bicycling is included at all levels of planning. Now, that work is getting pushback from people in the area opposed to bicycle facilities. Please attend the public meeting on Thursday, July 10, at 2 PM to show your support for bicycle facilities. The meeting is at the Township Building at 2801 Technology Forest Blvd (map).
Please sign this petition for bike lanes in The Woodlands and share it with all your friends and neighbors who ride bikes: biketexas.org/thewoodlands.
We’ve found through our advocacy work that officials tend to listen to the people who are showing up and making the most noise. Therefore, it’s critical that people who ride bikes attend public meetings in support of bicycle facilities to show that people who oppose bike lanes are in the minority.
Some talking points to keep in mind when addressing the Committee:
- I live in The Woodlands and I (and/or spouse, children, family) ride a bike here.
- Bicycling is an important part of the amenity package that helps people enjoy living in and visiting The Woodlands.
- Please ensure that the roads are safe places for people on bikes to use for transportation and recreation.
- The Township should work to provide bike lanes, cycletracks, and other on-street facilities for safe bicycling for all.
The full Board of Directors is meeting on July 17 at 9 AM and on July 23 at 6 PM. We will send out reminders for those meetings closer to the date, but please mark them on your calendar now to make sure The Woodlands remains a great place to ride a bike!
The Woodlands is one of only four Texas cities designated as a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists.