Spring Branch Trail Study –
Draft Report

The full Spring Branch Trail Study Draft Report is now available online for public comments and feedback. We hope you are as excited as we are about this regional trail and we would love to hear from you about this effort and the Draft Report.

Links to the Spring Branch Trail Study Draft Report:

1. Executive Summary
2. Project Introduction and Engagement Overview
3. Existing Conditions and Opportunities

4. Toolbox, Recommendations, and Corridor Plan
5. Implementation Workbook
6. Appendix

How to comment

Your comments, questions, and feedback can be shared in the form below or through email at info@sbmd.org. The comments submitted in the form below will be private and will be responded to as soon as possible if a response is needed. If you choose to send an email, please place the words “Spring Branch Trail Study” in the subject line.

Comments will be collected through December 20, 2019. All comments will be summarized in the Spring Branch Trail Study Final Report. That Final Report will be available online here and through H-GAC’s website in early 2020.

Thank you for your participation!

What is the Spring Branch Trail Study?

The Spring Branch Trail Study is a community-driven planning process that explores the viability of implementing nearly 11-miles of continuous, safe, walking and biking connections that will link Addicks Reservoir to White Oak Bayou Greenway through Spring Branch. This future trail will connect the Energy Corridor to downtown Houston and all the places in-between!

Through the Houston-Galveston Area Council’s Local Active Transportation Plan Program in partnership with the Spring Branch Management District (SBMD), the Spring Branch Trail Study was made possible. This study addresses barriers, community needs, and opportunities to connect local and regional destinations via safe, high-comfort, all ages and abilities bikeways and trails. The report also provides considerations and steps forward to implement the trail in phases over time.

The Spring Branch Trail study divided this expansive regional trail corridor into seven segments. The boundaries of each segment were determined based on team analysis and stakeholder input to ensure that each segment provides utility for people walking and bicycling independently of other segments, with the understanding that implementation will be phased over time. The seven segments and implementation strategies were presented to the public at the October Open House Public Meeting.