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TXDOT against bikes ghosts and living last post: 4/17 @ 16:43
I thought that there was a protocol that was gone through when putting up ghost bikes, and a part of that involved approval from TxDOT and...
Reflections on my biking after a near head-on collision last post: 4/16 @ 10:34
. *IF* I am already (practically) in the crosswalk, waiting for a light, my going when the light changes doesn't count as...
South 5th Bottle Neck last post: 4/15 @ 14:54
My comment wasn't specific to this section of road. It's just a general observation that I encounter in most...
Karbach Brewing pub ride *CANCELLED* last post: 4/14 @ 14:07
Due to inclement weather, we have cancelled the pub ride. Bangers will still be tapping the rare barrel aged beer. I will post the ...
Has anyone taken a bike on an Amtrak train? last post: 4/12 @ 20:51
Yes, good idea. I will add this to my list of things to do/pack for my Texas tours that involve trains.
I grew up in Europe and traveled...
Hit-and-run driver hits 3 pedestrians on sidewalk downtown last post: 4/9 @ 18:13
Yeah, that rubbed me the wrong way too.
If he does bail (I mean, skip town), I wonder if there will be any scrutiny of the judge's...
Are there any bicycle insurance companies? last post: 4/9 @ 16:17
Bicycle insurance has been discussed here ...
Hit-and-run drunk driver (w/0.27) BAC kills two in Prius, 12/27/13 last post: 4/9 @ 15:27
He's facing [url=http://www.fourpointsnews.com/2013/12/29/sre-teacher-picking-vhs-son-movies-killed-drunk-driver/]19 (count 'em)...
Austin driver fled after hitting teen on bike last post: 4/9 @ 15:12
Scheduled for court April...
Four dead, over 20 wounded on Red River Street last post: 4/9 @ 14:55
Rashad Owens' court date has been pushed back to April 30. He remains in jail on a $3 million bond.
While two people died at the scene,...
commuter new bike advice last post: 4/7 @ 13:28
What you posted, Jack, is possibly the most awesome bicycle advertisement of all...
Video of Austin cops' arrest of jaywalker goes viral last post: 4/2 @ 20:55
Yep--sudden pedestrian moves into the path of a bike: I ride at 5:30 am from west Austin through downtown on 5th St. Nice bike lane with...
Just moved back to East Austin last post: 4/1 @ 12:10
The Walnut Creek trail is concrete. Not the smoothest, but definitely road...
Road closure on Red River between MLK and 15th St until Jan 2015 last post: 3/26 @ 14:45
Americans are driving less (for Texans, -12.9% per person since 2000) last post: 3/18 @ 12:46
This article examines the decrease in the proportion of young drivers. Economics?
See also: ...
Vigil, ride, ghost bike installation for SXSW victims March 16, 4:30pm last post: 3/17 @ 13:18
Article on the event from...
Loose dog(s) on Sassman last post: 3/13 @ 13:43
[quote=Fahrradler]I found out on further investigation that it is illegal in Travis County to have loose dogs running out in the road, and...
austin.bike is taken last post: 3/9 @ 20:23
Well, it's definitely a lot closer to "dislike" than "anger". I'm not mad, I'm more like WTF?! Their new name doesn't really do either ...
Used/Consignment Bikes last post: 3/9 @ 20:16
Tsunami Cycles on South Congress has used and consignment bikes for sale. Buy one or sell...
Favor is Hiring Bike Couriers in Austin for SXSW-$15/hour last post: 3/5 @ 14:13
SXSW is almost upon us here in Austin, and WE NEED BIKE COURIERS!
A little about the company:
Favor is an iPhone app that allows people...
are at fault in over 90% of car-bike
collisions (source) and 90% of
pedestrian deaths (source).
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Karbach Brewing pub ride *CANCELLED* (posted 4/9)
Vigil, ride, ghost bike installation for SXSW victims March 16, 4:30pm (posted 3/15)
Critical Mass- Austin Texas UT west mall 2/28/2014@6:00p.m. (posted 2/18)
Bike Trails Open House & Bike Rodeo-Sat, Feb 22, 2014 - 10am to Noon (posted 2/6)
Pedal powered machine workshop (posted 2/1)
TxDOT I-35 meeting this Wed, Jan 15th, 5-7:30pm (posted 1/14)
FrankenBike # 101 ~ December 28, 2013 ~ 10am-4pm (posted 12/27)
Memorial Ride for Joe Holan 2013-12-28 Saturday 9am REI Round Rock (posted 12/26)
South Central Waterfront Walkabout Jan 11, 2014 Time TBA (posted 11/30)
Action Alert: TxDOT Online Public Meeting RESCHEDULED 6pm Dec 5, 2013 (posted 12/4)
Bicyclists cheated out of
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
Chronicle 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.