RideOne Bike Initiative

Commissioner Ellis biking with the community RideOne Bicycle Fleet Person on a bike with rear basket Decorative bike rack in the shape of a bike

Access to safe streets shouldn’t depend on your ZIP code.

Every neighborhood deserves to have quality infrastructure and we must focus investments and advocacy in areas that have been historically under-served and neglected.

Building lasting, bicycle-friendly infrastructure requires building a movement among diverse communities and leveraging resources among a broad coalition of partners to address inequality, health and climate change.

Cycling is more than a sport or leisure activity—it’s a powerful two-wheeled, zero-emission engine of change that has the potential to help us re-imagine urban spaces and places to make them safer and healthier for people of all backgrounds, ages and abilities to thrive.

Cycling and the infrastructure that safely supports it have the power to connect communities to new opportunities, enhance mobility and transit options as well as fight climate change and improve overall quality of life for all people

Precinct One is investing in safe roads and trails for all pedestrians and cyclists. We are committed to ending all roadway fatalities by creating protected bike lanes and using thoughtful traffic strategies.

Learn more about our Vision Zero strategies here.

WHAT IS RideONE

RideONE is an alternative transportation program developed by Commissioner Rodney Ellis and run out of our community centers. RideONE brings the joy of biking to under-served communities and gives residents the opportunity to learn about bicycle safety and bike maintenance while getting comfortable riding bikes for pleasure and to fill basic transportation needs.

We have our own fleet of bicycles that is available to the public to check out.  These include bicycles of all sizes and even e-bikes. This gives people of all abilities the opportunity to ride a bike.

It’s been an amazing success at our community centers. Many of seniors, some of whom never learned to ride a bike, are now hitting the trails around our parks and community centers. Some of them use an e-Bike, some prefer a 3-wheeled bike and others are comfortable on riding a regular ol’ bicycle.

Our staff goes out to our schools to help our youth learn about bike safety. Our bike safety education program is also incorporated into our after-school and summer programming.

You can also find bike repair stations along some of our trails and you can learn how to use them to keep your bike in top shape here.

Precinct One works with Houston BCycle to help make owning and maintaining a bike affordable and safe. BCycle is a low-cost bike sharing program that has 113 stations and 800 bikes throughout Central Houston. You can learn more about Houston BCycle on their website.

  RideONE is continuing to grow; come ride with us!