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    Bayou riding in Houston

    Anyone else ride along the bayous in Houston? I've figured out how to connect a few of them and can ride for miles with only a few street crossings.

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    Do tell - I'd be interested to know your routes, since I can't seem to figure out how to avoid the busy street crossings. And trying to access the Buffalo Bayou from my house north of 10 is an exercise in road frustration.

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    How can we get the county/city to start putting trails along all the bayous and flood control ditches? Talk about miles of good, car-free routes! Even simple packed dirt/gravel trails would get my vote and use.
    "Pain is weakness leaving the body"......yea, right!

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    Good luck with that. The rails to trails through the Heights has been in the works for 8 years, and still no sign of development. Biking is not a priority for the city.

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    Paved bike paths or dirt? I want to start riding greater distances now that I am on vacation. The only paved path along bayous I have used until now is along Braes Bayou between the West Loop and the Medical Center, and that only occasionally, and not recently. Houston is indeed not very bike-friendly, and the mayor, though a cyclist, has done little to change that. I see him at Bikesport sometimes, but I doubt he would listen much to me, as I live in Bellaire and am therefore not able to vote in Houston.

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