Officials with the Texas Medical Center are gathering feedback from Houstonians on how to improve nonmotorized travel in the area ahead of plans to seek grant funding for the development of a Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan.

Residents can submit feedback through a survey through July, although officials are asking for feedback by May 25. The survey includes questions on how people travel to and within the TMC area, what people would like to see more of, comfort levels with walking and biking, and thoughts on existing transit stops.

The survey was launched as TMC officials said they are pursuing grant funding from the Texas Department of Transportation to help support the creation of the master plan. The plan would "identify and prioritize multimodal improvements within the TMC, focusing on pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure," according to a May 8 news release.

TMC officials are pursuing the grant funding through TxDOT's Transportation Alternatives program, which helps fund local pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure projects around the state.

TxDOT announced a call for projects for the program in December. Funding for the program increased dramatically following the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, according to information on TxDOT's website.

An estimated $252.5 million will be available through fiscal year 2024-25, according to TxDOT. Detailed grant applications are due by June 5, and awards are expected to be announced in October.