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with an emphasis on Austin, TX, USA. We don't cover biking for recreation, sport,
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One reason why kids don't bike to school last post: 6/19 @ 10:59
My kids have always walked or biked to school. Recently, one of my son's friends started joining him in the bike ride to school. But...
More cyclist-car collisions last post: 6/19 @ 10:37
After all the hype in the news about APD working to make our cyclists safer on Austin streets; the "accidents" keep happening.
Global Lowest LED Laser Tail Light last post: 6/17 @ 8:40
I forgot to post here about my experience. So the light arrived without a battery cover (which is really necessary on this product), and...
2011 Garmin Felt F5 road bike for sale! last post: 6/16 @ 18:39
Good to know about phone number harvesting, thanks.
To those unfamiliar with that, it does look fishy, though. Google it and you'll find...
Bike-E for sale, $250 last post: 6/12 @ 15:54
For sale is a Bike-E CT recumbent bicycle in good condition.
Ready to ride, also includes lights (though they've been changed a bit since...
FOR SALE: 2012 GT Tachyon 4.0 last post: 6/12 @ 12:20
The 2012 GT Tachyon 4.0 with aluminum frame and Shimano components is a hybrid entry-level road bike.
I bought it brand new last year...
NYC driver gets off scot-free after killing 21-year-old in hit-and-run last post: 6/8 @ 1:46
When I was in NYC last year, I saw posters and flowers at an intersection at Union Square for a woman killed by a hit-and-run driver.
Bike Across America to Raise Awareness for Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC) last post: 6/7 @ 16:38
Greetings, I am a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and I am writing to let you know that a ND professor is riding his bike from...
1980 Gios Torino Super Record for Sale by owner last post: 6/7 @ 13:06
A very expensive and tiny...
Texting teen who killed someone gets 2 years + 15-year loss of license last post: 6/6 @ 22:32
This is a year old, but I just came across it.
In Massachusetts, a teen who was texting while driving and caused a collision got a...
No on-street parking in Japan last post: 6/6 @ 22:20
One of the things that bothers my wife after moving to America from Japan is all the cars here clogging the streets...the *sides* of the...
Resurrecting the Austin Bicycle Calendar last post: 6/5 @ 19:17
Thanks for letting me know, owlman! I added it to the sidebar on this site, and to the...
2013 Austin World Naked Bike Ride (6-15-13) last post: 6/1 @ 15:40
The 2013 Austin Naked Bike Ride is only 2 weeks away!
This year's route has just been announced on our facebook page ()! Check it out,...
$10,000 bike racks downtown last post: 5/31 @ 23:58
Looks like I could make a living building and installing art that can be used as bike...
Do we need more police for hike and bike trails? last post: 5/30 @ 23:13
Austin hike and bike trails to open 24/7
Erica Lynn Nash-Wood gets only 120 days for drunk-driving death last post: 5/29 @ 21:04
She actually pleaded *guilty* to *both* intoxication manslaughter *and* aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, yet got only 120 days ...
Drunk woman hit-and-runs 3 on moped, said she thought she hit a cone last post: 5/29 @ 20:59
A drunk woman hit and injured 3 people on a moped, didn't stop, and when was later arrested said she thought she hit a traffic cone.
Study shows that dedicated bike lanes cut injuries in half last post: 5/28 @ 13:33
[quote=Jack]And more interesting data on topic: [/quote]
Excelent article, but it made me sad whe I read Bike Boulevard.
On the bright...
Stolen 5/25: 3 Bikes: Gunnar Roadie-Specialized Stumpjumper-Giant Boul last post: 5/27 @ 20:05
Welcome to the forum. I hope you find your bikes. Either way, feel free to stick around and contribute to the other discussions...
Energy/CO2 saved by hybrids? Probably around 22%. last post: 5/27 @ 3:53
Wow, that's a lot. I think the Prius is only 1.2kwh. I can buy such a brand new lithium battery for around $1000. Well, hopefully they end...
are at fault in over 90% of car-bike
collisions (source) and 90% of
pedestrian deaths (source).
Upcoming rides & events
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Resurrecting the Austin Bicycle Calendar (posted 2/20)
2013 Austin World Naked Bike Ride (6-15-13) (posted 4/15)
Full Badass Moon Ride Friday 05/24 11:59pm (posted 5/24)
Recurring rides (posted 11/26)
YBP has a party (posted 5/14)
HONK!TX is returning to Austin in 2013 - March 22nd, 23rd, and 24th (posted 2/7)
Viva! Streets Austin - run, play, walk & roll - May 19, 2013 12pm-5pm (posted 4/29)
Critical Mass- Austin, TX 6:00 p.m. 2/26/2013 (posted 4/16)
4/12/2013 The Freeway Ride: south steps of the capitol @ 5:30 p.m. (posted 4/12)
Critical Mass-Austin, TX 3/29/2013 6:00 P.M. (UT west mall) (posted 3/24)
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.