Any Houston area bike commuters here?
My wife is not 100% happy with her current job and is looking at some offers in the Sugar Land and Katy areas around Houston. I'm a HS science teacher so I'd be looking for teaching jobs in whatever location we would land in.
I've looked at some of the big master-planned communities in that area....especially Cinco Ranch in Katy and they seem to have endless sidewalks and paths for riding. But they don't particularly seem to go anyplace but around in circles. And I don't see many cyclists in the streets.
One assumes that if I found a teaching job within the same local community or subdivision where we live then biking or even walking to work would be an option. I'm curious what it would be like if the bike commute involved longer distances and the need to ride on sections of the larger feeder roads in those areas. Do people do it? Are there adequate shoulders? Is it insane?
Luckily as a teacher I'd be missing the peak heat and would be doing most of the riding in the fall, winter, and spring. I'm just wondering if suburban Houston is at all doable for bike commuting.