Construction is almost complete on a missing link between the bike paths lining Buffalo Bayou Park and the Heights Hike and Bike Trail, according to passer-by Christopher Andrews — who snapped the above photo from the southern span of the Main St. bridge, looking towards the back of the UH–Downtown campus. The purple curve just north of Allen’s Landing marked on the map below is the segment of the bayou trail that’s in the works. You can see where that portion will intersect the Heights trail, marked below in gray, after it crosses White Oak Bayou’s southerly meander to the east of UHD:
A separate spur of the trail is also under construction north of the UHD campus, between the current Buffalo Bayou path and the intersection of Wood St. and N. Main. Once work is completed, hikers, bikers, and strollers will have a smooth route in place from the Heights to the pathways along Buffalo Bayou Park.
- White Oak Bayou Greenway [Houston Parks Board]
- Joint Project Connects Houston’s Popular Bike Trail System Near UHD [UHD News]
- New Project Closes Gaps In Houston’s Bike Trail System [Houston Public Media]