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Feds push for 0.05 BAC threshold for DUI law last post: 5/17 @ 18:25
Makes sense to me.
All good points.....
But, what to do.
Legal consequences for talking/texting while driving.
Safe Passing and Complete Streets bills die last post: 5/17 @ 18:23
[quote=damicoaustin]The cops sure are having fun nowadays. Used to be that they had to dress like prostitutes to catch Johns on South...
SUV hit-and-runs cyclist on Shoal Creek, driver spits on officer last post: 5/16 @ 21:13
[quote=MichaelBluejay]Here's the article:
I wonder whether he'll face a bigger penalty for spitting on the officer than for hitting the...
At-fault driver kills cyclist, no charges filed last post: 5/15 @ 16:11
[quote=rich00]The thing is, Widener's speed must have been quite high, right? Driving on the shoulder with under 2 seconds range of view ...
Energy/CO2 saved by hybrids? Probably around 22%. last post: 5/15 @ 15:13
The problem is the car.
EV is great, but not so much at the scale of typical US automobile. I do love biking around Leaf and Pruis cars...
Hit by a bike last post: 5/15 @ 14:36
[quote=Donald Lewis]I don't understand how throngs of pedestrians can enter the crosswalk against a "Don't Walk" sign on 6th street, I...
YBP has a party last post: 5/14 @ 14:26
Come to celebrate 16 years of wrenching, spreading love, bikes and fun!
Saturday May 18th at 6pm at our headquarters. We’ll have music,...
Resurrecting the Austin Bicycle Calendar last post: 5/13 @ 18:46
Thanks for letting me know! I fixed it.
While I'm at it, I'll mention that I see BikeTexas added the Ride of Silence for this Wednesday...
Unnerving incidents last post: 5/13 @ 12:39
As for what pays for the roads, m13k started on [url=http://www.dahmus.org/iofiles/trans/austinroadfundingintro.html]this summary[/url] of...
Lance Armstrong Bikeway last post: 5/11 @ 11:52
Either the city or the city's contractor tore up the concrete on the bikeway in front of the old Seaholm power plant....
Some stats on the idiocy of driving last post: 5/9 @ 12:57
Glad that I am not included in those...
Local lawyer tries to whitewash her DUI practice last post: 5/8 @ 16:13
Her responses to you tell me that she is:
**Not very bright
**Not very literate
**Mental processes impaired by anger and...
Tickets to ride: more citations last post: 5/4 @ 12:23
Stupid cop, doesn't he know the rules don't apply to...
Statisics Show 98.1% of Austinites suffer from faint hearts last post: 5/1 @ 21:03
[quote=Jack][quote=MichaelBluejay]No, using miles-traveled rather than time traveled is the *proper* way to do the comparison. ***
HONK!TX is returning to Austin in 2013 - March 22nd, 23rd, and 24th last post: 4/29 @ 10:12
Few pics from Honk! Tx 2013 for those...
Viva! Streets Austin - run, play, walk & roll - May 19, 2013 12pm-5pm last post: 4/29 @ 0:09
Date: May 19, 2013 - 12PM to 5PM
Location: Sixth Street between Brazos Street and Robert Martinez Jr. Street
Professional Custom Paint for your Bicycle last post: 4/28 @ 21:46
I own a small company that specializes in painting bicycles. I offer the highest quality product you will find and all ...
Adult Size Big Wheel Tricycle last post: 4/25 @ 16:35
I'm looking to rent 2 or 3 adult size big wheel trikes for a company party. A few years ago someone I know attended a SXSW party that...
FOR SALE: 2010 Swobo Crosby Single-speed/Fixed 57cm - $600 last post: 4/25 @ 10:40
Is this still for sale? I've always loved that bike but could never afford. That price would be attainable though. Thanks for posting!...
DA arrested for DWI,not resigning. last post: 4/21 @ 12:25
[quote=Donald Lewis][i] Waiting Periods[/i]
[i]An occupational license is issued once the request is processed unless one of the ...
are at fault in over 90% of car-bike
collisions (source) and 90% of
pedestrian deaths (source).
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YBP has a party (posted 5/14)
Resurrecting the Austin Bicycle Calendar (posted 2/20)
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)
2013 Austin World Naked Bike Ride (6-15-13) (posted 4/15)
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)
Austin Ciclovia, Sun. 5/20/12, 10am-3pm, 6th Street (posted 5/18)
Operation: Unanimous Disgust 4/6/2013 noon:30 (Shipe Park) (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.