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Cyclists were first advocates for better roads--late-1800s last post: 3/15 @ 13:12
Similar to what you were describing, but in the UK --
The death of Bridget Driscoll (c. 1851 – 17 August 1896) was the first...
Bus strikes, kills cyclist on UT campus 1/28/19 last post: 3/13 @ 17:04
We shall see ... this case has an "orgy of evidence" that most cases do not, and it would be hard to let it fall through the cracks. ...
Cyclist in bike lane on Barton Springs hit by bus 7-15-18 last post: 3/9 @ 16:52
He walked away from it, but damn. The bike lane on Barton Springs is too skinny.
There's video. It's...
Pardon the Scooter? last post: 3/4 @ 19:15
[quote=Jack]More on scooters:
... Injuries Associated With Standing Electric Scooter Use: http://bit.ly/2Sr3IpN) The study, published in...
The Austin B-Cycle thread last post: 2/27 @ 21:30
I've seen multiple scooters on Jollyville near Duval a few times. My guess is someone took one all the way back to their apartment one...
1mi Paved path planned from north end of Shoal Creek to Neils Thompson last post: 2/23 @ 17:19
[quote=MichaelBluejay]Are you one of the cyclists quoted?[/quote]
Oh no, sorry, that was ambiguous. I'm not in the news...
Cyclist Video Evidence Project last post: 2/20 @ 19:28
Red, this is music to my ears! With all my pessimism, this gives me something to feel hopeful about.
I'm a broken record about "until we...
Routes from Austin for road bike last post: 2/14 @ 3:22
[quote=Jack]This may help a bit too, maupertius: ...
Memorial Ride for Anthony John Diaz 2019-02-13 last post: 2/12 @ 13:48
What happened (if you missed it).
Feb 13th, wheels down at 4:30 PM, 412 Comal Street, Plaza Saltillo
First and foremost,...
Lots of recent car-on-pedestrian collisions (March 2016) last post: 2/9 @ 14:48
[quote=dougmc]...it's explicitly stating that the officer does not trust the account...[/quote]I don't read it that way at all; quite the...
Richard Romano, ped., killed by car (4/22/16 9200 Burnet Rd.) last post: 2/8 @ 11:40
[quote=StopTeenDrinking.com]Case: APD 16-1130332
Date: Friday, April 22, 2016
Time: 6:21 a.m.
183 North Toll Project last post: 2/5 @ 13:46
Thanks for posting this. I've been waiting to see progress start since the flurry of activity in 2015.
I'm interested to see if the...
Austin & U.S. bike/walk statistics last post: 2/5 @ 8:26
From the City's data portal:
#66: Bus ridership is flat. The number of bus trips is essentially...
Drunk driving: everyone's doin' it! last post: 2/5 @ 5:46
Don, it's commendable of you to publicly admit past mistakes. Even among those who are reformed, I can't imagine that most of them would...
Everyone Gets a Trophy! last post: 2/4 @ 21:25
[quote=MichaelBluejay]It's easy to misread. [/quote]
Haha! Yes, VERY easy to misread. In fact before I posted that I went back to...
Heads Up Cedar Park last post: 2/1 @ 11:09
FYI, the city of Cedar Park is making an effort to educate all road and trail users:
I really like how...
Scandalous alleged car+ped collision, 11/2017 last post: 1/26 @ 22:27
Here's another incident in my neighborhood, that I just posted to Nextdoor.com:
Many of us worry about outsiders...
W 5th Street: Bye bye buffered bike lane, hello bus lane :-/ last post: 1/25 @ 22:17
Thank you for proving my...
Bridge out between Krieg Fields and Roy Guerrero River park last post: 12/20 @ 19:05
This bridge was discussed at the 12/18/18 BAC. Janae Spence of C of A Public Works Department explained what was going on. Here's a...
Male 50s cyclist killed in collision at South 1st & Mary St, 3/28/17 last post: 12/20 @ 18:16
So, another slap on the wrist. Bicyclists' lives don't matter.
Thanks as usual for looking these up,...
at fault in over 90% of car-bike collisions (source)
and 90% of pedestrian deaths (source).
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Memorial Ride for Anthony John Diaz 2019-02-13 (posted 2/12)
Biketober Ride & Roll in Mueller, Sat. October 27 (posted 10/17)
36th Annual Moonlight Cruze Bike Ride Sat night, 9/22 / 9/23, 2AM (posted 9/15)
LIVESTRONG Challenge Austin 10/21/2018 (posted 6/7)
Ride of Silence (Far North Austin location) (posted 5/10)
Bike to Work day May 19th, 2017 (posted 5/16)
"Bike Like U Mean It" now available on YouTube (posted 2/28)
35th Annual Moonlight Cruze Bike Ride Sep 3rd, 2am (posted 8/29)
Car-Free Day on Congress Ave. in 2018? (posted 6/26)
Gears for the Years- September 24th, 2017 (posted 6/27)
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.