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Video of Austin cops' arrest of jaywalker goes viral last post: 3/11 @ 18:11
Nope, no stop signs or crosswalks to use for crossing 24th between Guadalupe and the far western edge of San Antonio. See for yourself on...
South 5th Bottle Neck last post: 3/11 @ 10:13
I'd love them to ban on-street parking everywhere. That's how they do it in Japan. Neighborhoods are nicer when they're not littered ...
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...
southwest Austin (Broadie/Davis) to downtown last post: 3/3 @ 23:02
And while I'm not really going to suggest it as a good idea, but it should be mentioned: the direct, hardcore route.
Get to Convict Hill...
commute/ cyclocross/ gravel stuff for sale last post: 3/2 @ 9:40
Syntace pursuit bars/ bull horns. 38mm wide. $20
Syntace clip-on aero bars....
Are there any bicycle insurance companies? last post: 2/26 @ 19:01
[quote=TheCyclingAdmin][quote=AlexG]Hello, I am a newbie but I believe it is the right section of the forum to post this question.
Red alert on the Drag last post: 2/21 @ 12:26
So, the reality meets the prediction! The thing is, the "protected" design of that facility is only about 1/3 of what would be needed to...
Loose dog(s) on Sassman last post: 2/20 @ 23:11
I rode with my friend who lives in Leander today. There are a lot of loose dogs out there. One of his water bottle cages contains a ...
Critical Mass- Austin Texas UT west mall 2/28/2014@6:00p.m. last post: 2/18 @ 14:44
Critical Mass is a monthly bicycle ride to celebrate cycling and to take back the streets.
We meet on the last Friday of every month...
We are now a form of pedestrian? last post: 2/15 @ 18:11
A brief quote from the article about an "auto-[b]pedestrian [/b] collision:" "[b]The man was riding his bicycle[/b] when he was struck...
All Ortlieb Products 25% off, Vaude 35% off last post: 2/11 @ 18:54
Compared to my LBS and looks like REI has a better deal, by 10$. Getting myself a Vaude...
New, tougher laws for hit-and-run in Texas last post: 2/7 @ 1:39
Yes, you're absolutely right. I originally planned to post about the law two months ago but didn't get around to it, and by the time I...
Hit-and-run drunk driver (w/0.27) BAC kills two in Prius, 12/27/13 last post: 2/6 @ 20:49
This isn't bicycle-related, but I'm posting it anyway. I'm curious to see what penalty this guy gets, and how much more severe it is for...
Police arrest two for taking bait bikes downtown last post: 2/6 @ 19:10
This is slightly dated, but in December, APD did a sting where they left a (presumably unlocked) $2000 Trek at 6th & Sabine, and waited ...
Bike Trails Open House & Bike Rodeo-Sat, Feb 22, 2014 - 10am to Noon last post: 2/6 @ 5:47
City of Austin Public Works...
Joggers last post: 2/3 @ 21:29
Bingo. Before my injury when I was able to run, my training loop included Guadalupe from 51st to Koenig (which I...
Pedal powered machine workshop last post: 2/1 @ 21:23
Austin's Yellow Bike Project is hosting a visiting craftsman who will demonstrate building pedal powered machines. 1216 Webberville...
Bike Share coming to Austin last post: 1/31 @ 23:32
I saw them setting up a new location just south of the Dog and Duck pub yesterday. Good spot! Now they need some East Austin...
are at fault in over 90% of car-bike
collisions (source) and 90% of
pedestrian deaths (source).
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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)
Frankenbike #100-Today, Nov 30th, 2013 10am-4pm (posted 11/30)
Rail in Austin-Project Connect Public Input-Tue, Nov 26, 7-9pm (posted 11/26)
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.