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Commuter Bicycle Pics last post: 12/10 @ 23:34
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Feedback Wanted - Jacket for Legs last post: 12/8 @ 8:16
The Legs Jacket is the most funded live fashion project on Kickstarter!
Hi, VEAR fans! We want to inform you that our campaign is almost...
Five pedestrian deaths in two weeks, 4 on I-35 (11/29/16) last post: 12/7 @ 23:54
Woman struck pedestrian in Central Austin, drove away
Posted: 5:23 p.m. Wednesday, December 07, 2016
A 20-year-old pedestrian was ...
Ghisallo Cycling Initiative - JuiceLand's Un-Believe-A-Bowl Dec 2016 last post: 12/7 @ 23:47
Ghisallo Cycling Initiative
We are JuiceLand's Feel Good, Do Good beneficiary this quarter! When you purchase their new ...
Full Cold Moon Bike Ride Tue 12-13-16 11:59PM Pfluger Bridge last post: 12/7 @ 23:26
Full Cold Moon Bike Ride
Public · Hosted by Doug McLaren
Tuesday, December 13 at 11:55 PM - 4 AM
Dec 13 at 11:55 PM to Dec 14 at 4...
Thursday Night Social Ride - Krampusnacht Edition 12-08-16 7:30PM last post: 12/7 @ 22:18
Thursday Night Social Ride - Krampusnacht Edition
Public · Hosted by Sean McGaughey
Tomorrow, Dec 8 at 7:30 PM to Dec 9 at 12 AM
Bicycle Quotes.......Keep Adding Them If You Choose last post: 12/6 @ 9:12
"It's hard to win an argument with a smart person, but it's damn near impossible to win an argument with a stupid person."
Ride The Car-Free Walnut Creek Trail All The Way Sat 12-10-16 9:45AM last post: 12/4 @ 13:37
RIDE THE CAR-FREE WALNUT CREEK TRAIL ALL THE WAY
Saturday, December 10, 2016
1636 S 1st St, Austin, TX
Across from Fresa's...
Behold The 'PeanutAbout' : A New Bike-Friendly Intersection Concept last post: 12/2 @ 14:27
I think if I had to navigate that intersection I would just want to take my place in the traffic and stay out of the door zone lanes. ...
How to frame a traffic fatality in a car culture last post: 12/1 @ 23:41
Wow, I've been using that line for years. Ten years ago I spoke at City Council, bringing up a case in which cyclist Ben Clough died at...
Video : If I Ride last post: 12/1 @ 9:56
"If I Ride" is a bicycle rider's poem to biking. Simply put, we believe that life is far more enjoyable when its experienced on two ...
The Secrets of the World's Happiest Cities last post: 12/1 @ 5:00
The Secrets of the World's Happiest Cities
'City life is as much about moving through landscapes as it is about being in them.'...
Austin Considers Lowering Neighborhood Speed Limits last post: 12/1 @ 4:18
AUSTIN (KXAN) — Bill Berman spent Wednesday afternoon stringing his holiday lights at the intersection of fast and dangerous.
“There are ...
CAMPO 2045 Regional Active Transportation Plan Survey last post: 11/30 @ 17:34
CAMPO is finally paying some attention to active transportation - so help them out with feedback on their survey.
2045 Regional Active...
Enforcement of 3 foot law by APD leads to citations last post: 11/28 @ 11:00
Some more media follow up for those...
TNSR - Turkey Day Edition 11-24-16 7:59PM last post: 11/23 @ 1:08
TNSR -- Turkey Day Edition
Public · Hosted by Timaeus Martinez
November 24, 2016
Tomorrow at 7:59 PM
Tomorrow · 55–73° Sunny
The Golden Rollers Program last post: 11/21 @ 7:48
The Golden Rollers Program
is a collaboration between the Ghisallo Cycling Initiative and the Conley-Guerrero Senior...
Ten communities sign on to HikeAndBike network plan Rio Grande Valley last post: 11/18 @ 15:48
Ten communities sign on to hike-and-bike network plan
By STEVE CLARK Staff Writer | Posted 2 days ago
With completion of the Active...
End of the car age: how cities are outgrowing the automobile last post: 11/18 @ 12:59
End of the car age: how cities are outgrowing the automobile
Cities around the world are coming to the same conclusion: they’d be better...
Mammoth Texas oil discovery biggest ever in USA last post: 11/18 @ 10:41
Mammoth Texas oil discovery biggest ever in USA
By Steve Visser
Updated 6:27 AM ET, Fri November 18, 2016
at fault in over 90% of car-bike collisions (source)
and 90% of pedestrian deaths (source).
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Full Cold Moon Bike Ride Tue 12-13-16 11:59PM Pfluger Bridge (posted 12/7)
Thursday Night Social Ride - Krampusnacht Edition 12-08-16 7:30PM (posted 12/7)
Ride The Car-Free Walnut Creek Trail All The Way Sat 12-10-16 9:45AM (posted 12/4)
TNSR - Turkey Day Edition 11-24-16 7:59PM (posted 11/23)
Full Beaver Moon Bike Ride Nov 13, 2016 11:59PM Pfluger Bridge (posted 11/12)
Women and LGBTQ Ride to the Vote 11-08-16 3:30PM Once Over Coffee Bar (posted 11/8)
Bike EAST. Art Attack. NOV 13, 2016 11AM-6PM 979 Springdale Rd 78702 (posted 11/7)
Caffeine Cruise Nov 5, 2016 10:30AM Tamale House East (posted 11/4)
Thur Night Social Ride-Dia de los Muertos Ride Tonight 7:00PM 11-03-16 (posted 11/3)
RIDE THE CAR-FREE WALNUT CREEK TRAIL-Sat, October 29, 2016 8:45AM (posted 10/26)
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.