National Citizen Survey Results

Sidewalks and pathways completion have been identified as a topic of interest by residents in our National Citizen Survey results.


Trails and Sidewalks

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The City of Pearland has plenty of sidewalks and trails available for walking, jogging, or biking. These sidewalks and trails are designed to ensure that residents can travel throughout the community. The City's Trail Master Plan aims to develop a community-wide trail network in Pearland, stretching from east to west, and providing safe off-street transportation alternatives for bicyclists and pedestrians. 

Click here for a map of the trails and sidewalks in Pearland.


What's new?

Updates on Pearland's trail system

2019

  •  Clear Creek Trail, May 30 - The Clear Creek Trail Project was approved to move forward in design services. The design will include the following features: 
    • 12,000 linear feet in length
    • 10-foot wide concrete bicycle and pedestrian off-road trail
    • Surrounding landmarks to include Clear Creek, El Franco Lee Park, Pearland Parkway, and the University of Clear Lake--Pearland Campus. 
    •  The project is intended to tie in to existing and future trail segments, and is an extension of Pearland's Trail Master Plan. 

2018

  • Green Tee Terrace Trail, Dec. 21 - The Green Tee Terrace Trail Project will see the construction of an approximately 8,000-feet-long, 10-feet-wide hike and bike trail along the Clear Creek Corridor
    • Range from Broadway through Province Village to Clear Creek then over the creek to Hughes Road.
    • The project also includes benches, signage, trash receptacles and shade structures. Read more.
  • Shadow Creek Ranch Nature TrailShadow Creek Trail, Dec. 21 - The Shadow Creek Trail Project see the construction of a 10-ft concrete trail between the existing Nature Trail near the Sports Complex at Shadow Creek Ranch and the trail ending on the east side of Kirby Drive. 
    • Plans include trail heads with plantings, seating at the beginning and end of the trail section, with independent seating and wayfinding signage placed along the route as well.
    • A proposed under-bridge crossing will take pedestrians under the Kirby Bridge at Clear Creek to connect to an existing trail east of the roadway. The separated crossing allows for a safer pedestrian crossing, as it will help patrons avoid crossing roadways. Read more.

2016

  • Observation TowerShadow Creek Trail, Oct.12. - In an effort to enhance the Nature Trail near the Sports Complex at Shadow Creek Ranch, the City’s Parks & Recreation Department installed an observation tower that elevates a low section of the trail previously inaccessible during heavy rainfall. 
    • Located at 1801 Kingsley Drive near the Sports Complex at Shadow Creek Ranch
    • The observation deck is 12 feet above the ground, perfect for residents to enjoy the stunning 360-degree view of a wetland environment and all of its inhabitants. If you enjoy birding, photography, or walking along the trail, the observation deck is now available to enhance your experience. Read more
  • Green Tee Terrace Trail, Oct. 12 - The way has been cleared for work to start on Green Tee Terrace Trail, with Pearland City Council's approval of a $477,000 contract for design work of the recreational trail.
    • Extend an approximately an 8,000-feet-long, 10-feet-wide hike and bike trail along the Clear Creek Corridor from Broadway through Province Village to Clear Creek then over the creek to Hughes Road.
    • The trail plan includes benches, bike racks, trail signage, trash receptacles, water fountains, shade structures and a pedestrian bridge over Clear Creek. Read more.
  • JHEC TrailTrails at JHEC, Mar. 15 - The Trails at John Hargrove Environmental Complex opened in March 2016
    • The trail is a 7,000-foot-long, 8-foot-wide ADA-compliant decomposed granite trail, surrounding both ponds
    • Concrete sidewalks connect to existing sidewalks along Harkey Road and Magnolia Parkway.
    • 11 new parking spaces were added at the Stella Roberts Recycling Center to accommodate trail users.
    • Features: trail head, drinking fountain, interpretive signage, benches, bike racks and trash receptacles.


A Multi-Modal Transportation System

Supporting the needs of pedestrians and bicyclists is a central component to the City of Pearland's movement toward a multi-modal transportation system. Momentum continues to grow in the state for developing pedestrian and bicycle facilities, which offer the city an opportunity to develop a comprehensive program and policy for supporting pedestrian and bicycle travel modes.

The Trail Master Plan is intended to create a continuous, safety-oriented system of sidewalks, bikeways, greenways, and trails in and around the City. Generally, its goal is to provide convenient access to schools, activity centers, transit routes, parks, and other recreation areas, thereby increasing residents’ mobility choices while reducing reliance on Single Occupancy Vehicles.