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bike crashes map last post: 9/19 @ 12:27
The bike/ped crashes layer on CAMPO's web viewer has been updated to show incidents between 2011 and 2013....
Austin Energy giving rebates for electric bicycles last post: 9/18 @ 6:36
I've been riding electric hybrids (Li batteries with hub motors) since 2009 and have been very pleased with the results. We have several...
It's official: Austin has some of the worst drivers in the country last post: 9/17 @ 7:03
Austin ranked a dismal 159 out of 200 cities for driver safety, based on the collision rate.
Another reason why we're not a true...
City Council Candidates for District One Forum at the YBP Headquarters last post: 9/15 @ 19:38
The Austin Yellow Bike Project along with the Ghisallo Foundation and BikeAustin will be hosting a forum with District One candidates at...
9/14 - The Ghisallo Foundation Youth Bike Ride at HOPE Farmers' Market last post: 9/13 @ 23:08
Join The Ghisallo Foundation at HOPE Farmers' Market for the East Side County Fair.
We will have a small bike rodeo setup, a quick bike...
What do Car2Go and Austin B-Cycle have in common? last post: 9/13 @ 18:47
What do Car2Go and Austin B-Cycle have in common?
Only two-stars on Yelp.
Harrassment on Bannister Lane last post: 9/13 @ 7:41
[quote=RedFalcon]Western Trails reported this to the police. Good. But has happened since? A tennis racket was used as a weapon against...
CapMetro unveils new bike shelters last post: 9/12 @ 23:35
The last time I looked, they had repaired* the damage I reported where people had cut the fence in two different places to get in, but ...
Does Ben Wear own a bicycle? last post: 9/12 @ 17:51
If he lives in Mueller and wanted to buy a bike at Academy why would he not go to the one at IH-35 and US 183...
YBP September Newsletter last post: 9/10 @ 14:15
9/7/14: The Ghisallo Foundation's Youth Bike Ride At Mueller Farmer last post: 9/3 @ 9:07
Also, this repeats EVERY 1st SUNDAY of the...
Bike lanes on 290 west of the Y? What will they connect to? last post: 9/2 @ 15:15
Eventually you will be able to connect to YBC Trail ("Y" to Barton Creek Trail):
Build out will probably be 5 - 7 years.
Also - the...
reQwip: Local Austin site to buy/sell bikes and outdoor equipment last post: 8/29 @ 13:48
Trying to get the word out for a friend, a UT Austin alum with a startup: reQwip <---
You can buy or sell a bike or triathlon equipment....
Handheld device ban last post: 8/29 @ 12:10
This should be interesting to see how it all pans out ...
One of the arguments against the ordinance (and the texting ordinance that...
32nd Annual Austin Moonlight Cruise *SAT NIGHT*, September 7th, 1:45am last post: 8/29 @ 11:52
It's just about September, the weather is cooling (a bit, anyways), the full moon is coming, and you know what that means ... it's time to...
Red light camera stats for Austin last post: 8/23 @ 23:09
I don't think the "large, dangerous vehicles" he was referring to were bicycles. And I suspect that there *are* more than 10k people in...
SOLD - For Sale: Used TerraTrike Rover 8 Speed Recumbent Trike - $750 last post: 8/19 @ 11:54
Selling my TerraTrike Rover 8 Speed Recumbent Trike. She's in very good condition - just gave her a big tune up and she's ready to ride....
LCI Seminar in Austin last post: 8/16 @ 17:13
one caution...read the terms and conditions very carefully before you send any money to the League....their refund policy is draconian and...
Howard Station to Dell Round Rock last post: 8/16 @ 12:43
BTW... there are usually around 16 bikes on the train headed south out of Howard station (well a bunch get on at Kramer) but it is nice to...
For Sale: LeMond Chambery Alloy Carbon Ultegra Road/Triathlon Bicycle last post: 8/16 @ 3:46
Im selling my 2005 LeMond Chambery 57cm road bike $1000 or best offer. Aluminum/carbon hybrid frame and Shimano Ultegra components,...
at fault in over 90% of car-bike collisions (source)
and 90% of pedestrian deaths (source).
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Visitor Nov 2 to 9 ...routes and lodging (posted 9/20)
City Council Candidates for District One Forum at the YBP Headquarters (posted 9/15)
9/14 - The Ghisallo Foundation Youth Bike Ride at HOPE Farmers' Market (posted 9/13)
9/7/14: The Ghisallo Foundation's Youth Bike Ride At Mueller Farmer (posted 9/1)
32nd Annual Austin Moonlight Cruise *SAT NIGHT*, September 7th, 1:45am (posted 8/29)
LCI Seminar in Austin (posted 8/14)
Hart Elementary - Volunteers Needed (posted 8/13)
Full Moon Cruise Saturday 8/9 11:59pm Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge (posted 8/8)
Ghisallo Foundation's Youth Bike Ride @ Mueller Farmers' Market - 8/10 (posted 8/5)
Bike Austin's Hottest Day of the Year Ride Aug 9 (posted 7/26)
Bicyclists cheated out
of bond money!
Voters passed $150 million in transportation
bonds in 2000 (Proposition 1), which was
supposed to be spent at $15M per year for ten
years, and was supposed to include bike
projects. In March 2006, Councilmember
Raul Alvarez asked the city to reveal how the
money had been spent so far. The answer
was that the first $67.2 million ALL went for SH
130 right of way, and not a penny for any of the
the other things promised to the bond voters on
the ballot, including bike projects! As a
result of Alvarez' request, $10 million was
proposed (with about $5 million so far for
sidewalks). If you read the
article, you will see that $20 million was
being promised for bike and ped projects just
before the election. (info courtesy of Roger
Baker, May 6, 2005)
The City now has a Bond Oversight Committee
which is an important check on the system.
It makes the above kind of bait-and-switch a lot
harder to pull off.