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Scope of Big Jump Project last post: 2/25 @ 20:06
Whatever we can get is good, but visit Portland, Oregon and you will see how dramatically behind Austin...
Texas one of only six states with no cell/device-use ban last post: 2/25 @ 14:38
I will still argue that having rules in place about how to behave in public makes a difference. Especially since a small, but not...
New bike lane on Comal last post: 2/17 @ 23:19
Walk and Bike Talks last post: 2/16 @ 7:20
I found out about this on Nextdoor. There will be a series of meetings in different places around town in February and March. See:...
Stealthy Helmet Camera last post: 2/13 @ 12:57
I don't know the answer to the question about a time/date stamp being necessary. What I can say is that I was once on a jury and we had ...
Austin Considers Lowering Neighborhood Speed Limits last post: 2/12 @ 9:28
Now Texas might do the same: "Rep. Celia Israel (D-Austin) has filed House Bill 1368, which would lower the default speed limit on...
Looking for a job? Bicyclists need not apply. last post: 2/8 @ 17:32
INJUSTICE OF SUBSIDIZED JOBS ONLY REACHABLE BY CAR
-> Streetsblog reports the more far-flung the jobs in a region, the fewer are...
Austin BCycle bike sharing program coming to Austin last post: 2/6 @ 17:24
I don't have much reason to use these here in Austin, but I did use them in Alexandria VA last year while I was on a business trip. They...
FOR SALE: 2016 Specialized VENGE PRO VIAS last post: 1/31 @ 15:46
This bike is practically brand new. Ridden about 10 times. Basically brand new. $6000 Obo Serious inquiries only. Located in NW Austin...
CapMetro plans to improve service last post: 1/29 @ 14:19
CapMetro's board is balking at the proposed changes. The citizens group AURA is running a petition asking the board to approve the...
Peds/cyclists get a head start at intersections (all cars stopped) last post: 1/29 @ 13:59
The city has changed traffic signals at eight streets crossing S. Congress, so that all cars have a red light for seven seconds while peds...
5yo child ped hit-and-run'd near Oak Springs Elementary, 1/23/17 last post: 1/28 @ 11:04
There was yet another hit and...
Tommy Ketterhagen Memorial Ride Jan 29 10am @ East View HS Georgetown last post: 1/27 @ 14:11
Date: Sunday January 29th
Location: East View High School...
Hit-and-run driver kills 19yo cyclist Tommy Ketterhagen, 1/23/17 last post: 1/27 @ 14:08
Looks like they've found the guy.
Sounds like he...
Hit-and-run driver kills 15yo walking on the shoulder, 12/26/16 last post: 1/25 @ 16:32
Michael Mince, 15, was walking along FM 2001.
It's funny how I can't count how many times I've heard people complain about cyclists...
Best route to get from Rundberg/Lamar to St. David's 32nd last post: 1/13 @ 14:58
Not sure, it's been a while since I went that way. At 6am you might just stay on Guadalupe. I was thinking later when getting on less...
VisionZeroATX last post: 1/9 @ 20:31
Systematic Safety: The Principles Behind Vision...
You Need To Wear A Helmet, Sir last post: 1/9 @ 20:27
Commuter Bicycle Pics last post: 1/6 @ 20:55
1997 Trek 830
This bike was my old backup mountain bike. Rebuilt with better components around 2001. Converted to commuter and child...
Full Wolf Moon Bike Ride Wed, Jan 11, 2017 11:59PM Pfluger Bridge last post: 1/5 @ 13:04
at fault in over 90% of car-bike collisions (source)
and 90% of pedestrian deaths (source).
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5yo child ped hit-and-run'd near Oak Springs Elementary, 1/23/17 (posted 1/28)
Tommy Ketterhagen Memorial Ride Jan 29 10am @ East View HS Georgetown (posted 1/27)
Full Wolf Moon Bike Ride Wed, Jan 11, 2017 11:59PM Pfluger Bridge (posted 1/5)
Thursday Night Social Ride-Holiday Lights Ride III Dec 29, 2016 7:30PM (posted 12/28)
Full Cold Moon Bike Ride Tue 12-13-16 11:59PM Pfluger Bridge (posted 12/7)
The Hell Yes Holiday Parade Tue, Dec 13, 2016 5:30-10:00PM The ABGB (posted 12/12)
Thursday Night Social Ride - Krampusnacht Edition 12-08-16 7:30PM (posted 12/7)
Ride The Car-Free Walnut Creek Trail All The Way Sat 12-10-16 9:45AM (posted 12/4)
TNSR - Turkey Day Edition 11-24-16 7:59PM (posted 11/23)
Full Beaver Moon Bike Ride Nov 13, 2016 11:59PM Pfluger Bridge (posted 11/12)
Bicyclists cheated out
of bond money!
Voters 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
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.