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Red alert on the Drag last post: 12/9 @ 11:56
Thanks for the videos, guys. It's not surprising that the people who are behind the installation of these sorts of 'cycletracks' across...
Austin Leads Texas Cities In Shift Away From Vehicle Use last post: 12/9 @ 10:33
I agree with you, that telecommuting plays a (probably) significant role in Austin's data.
I am also of the opinion that we need better...
Congress punishes commuters in 2014 last post: 12/7 @ 21:41
"The amount workers can stash away pre-tax for transit costs is being cut nearly in half to $130 a month starting in January from a ...
Cupola Bicycle Media: “The Idaho Stop” last post: 12/7 @ 2:13
Dutch Campaigners Explain Why The Netherlands Are Now So CycleFriendly last post: 12/6 @ 11:02
When LCC visited the Netherlands in 2011, we met Dutch campaigners active in the 1970s who explained how state support nurtured new street...
South Central Waterfront Walkabout Jan 11, 2014 Time TBA last post: 12/5 @ 16:08
Please note that the Walkabout for Saturday has been re-scheduled for Jan. 11th due to the cold weather this weekend.
Action Alert: TxDOT Online Public Meeting RESCHEDULED 6pm Dec 5, 2013 last post: 12/4 @ 12:26
[b]Action Alert: TxDOT Online Public Meeting...
Speedway bike boxes last post: 12/4 @ 12:18
Of course it's usually easy to move far enough left to allow a motorist to turn right (just try not to get trapped too far to the left ...
Sign Up To Help Build B-Cycle Bike Share Bikes !!! last post: 12/4 @ 12:09
Built a few B-Cycle bikes yesterday.
Very nice, great quality, bit heavy, stable, useful short trip bikes.
Looking forward to having a...
Get a bike cam for your and others' safety last post: 12/4 @ 12:03
Interesting videos, doug.
Thanks for renewing the links.
A CarFree buddy recommended this camera. He has several.
This one is affordable...
Hell yes!! last post: 12/3 @ 20:39
I'm glad the police are doing this. Bait bikes seem like a great way to reduce bike theft, or at least get some satisfaction that a thief...
4 Things U.S. College Towns Could Teach Planners About Biking last post: 12/2 @ 10:38
What? All that spending on cycletracks is...
Podcast Exchange Shows How Most Urban Americans Think About Biking last post: 12/2 @ 10:23
"And it's time for cities to count every person riding her bicycle on a sidewalk
as someone voting for protected bike lanes ? with her...
All Ortlieb Products 25% off, Vaude 35% off last post: 12/1 @ 21:23
All Ortlieb Products 25% off
REI is having a sale on many things, but perhaps most importantly, anything Ortlieb is 25% off.
Portland’s New BikeLane-Sized Sweeper Rolls... last post: 11/30 @ 22:35
Seattle will purchase skinny bike lane sweeper machine
Posted on November 20, 2013 by Tom...
Get a "Share the Road" license plate for your car last post: 11/30 @ 7:59
I have a bunch of these:
Two on my wife's car and on two on mine. Also on the office door at the...
A Tour of a Whole Country That Has 'Transformed Itself for Cycling' last post: 11/30 @ 7:30
Jenny's Neighborhood ! Bicycle Safety Game For Kids last post: 11/30 @ 7:20
[b]Jenny's Neighborhood ! Bicycle Safety Game For...
Denmark Is Considered The Happiest Country. You'll Never Guess Why ? last post: 11/30 @ 7:13
Denmark Is Considered The Happiest Country. You'll Never Guess Why.
We Need These!!! Four More Green Waves Coming to San Francisco Streets last post: 11/30 @ 7:04
[b]Four More Green Waves Coming to San Francisco Streets[/b]
SF Bicycle Coalition, October 8th,...
are at fault in over 90% of car-bike
collisions (source) and 90% of
pedestrian deaths (source).
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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)
GhostBike / Memorial Ride for Morgan Marold Wed 2013-11-20 11:00am (posted 11/15)
Full Beaver Moon Bike Ride -- Sat 2013-11-16, 11:59pm, Pfluger bridge (posted 11/15)
Your Path to Austin – Austin Bicycle Plan Update Nov 12, 13, 14 2013 (posted 10/31)
2013 VeloTexas Bicycle Safety Intersection Design Wed, Thur Nov 20, 21 (posted 11/12)
The Economic Case for Investing in Bicycle Tue, Nov 12, 2013 (posted 10/31)
Get on Your Bike and Ride! Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 5:30p (posted 10/22)
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.