WHAT: Three days after the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo kickoff, Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis, U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Harris County-Houston Sports Authority CEO Janis Burke, County Engineer Dr. Milton Rahman and biking advocates will conduct a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the recently completed Almeda Road Trail that connects pedestrians and cyclists to Holly Hall and on to NRG Park. The $1.13 million concrete trail, which runs from Old Spanish Trail to Holly Hall, will provide an alternative means of transportation for commuters to NRG Park, which also hosts Texans football games, NCAA Final Four later this month and other events. In addition to an environmentally friendly commute, cyclists and pedestrians will save on parking fees. The trail also provides connections to Brays Bayou Greenway, Hermann Park, sections of the Texas Medical Center to the north and the east-west path along Holly Hall.
WHO: Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis
U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee
Harris County Engineer Dr. Milton Rahman
Janis Burke, CEO of Harris County-Houston Sports Authority
Joe Cutrufo, BikeHouston’s Executive Director
WHEN: 1 p.m. Friday, March 3
WHERE: Northwest corner of Almeda at Holly Hall | Parking in 2100 block El Paseo at Almeda
LIVE STREAM: Precinct One Social Media accounts: @hcpct1 or https://www.youtube.com/@CommissionerRodneyEllis
VISUALS: Some participants riding bikes southbound on Almeda to Holly Hall; cutting ribbon on path; b-roll of people using path, if available.