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Google's driverless cars have special considerations for bicyclists last post: 8/13 @ 12:42
Interesting the mention of stop signs as visual cues. Drivers can miss a stop sign completely when it's view is blocked by a low branch ...
Brief rant about drivers and phones last post: 8/12 @ 16:59
I feel your pain. People are just basically selfish. I've said many times, it doesn't matter how many miles of bike lanes we stripe in,...
Pardon the Scooter? last post: 7/26 @ 12:38
Thanks for posting these, Jack.
Twenty years ago when this forum was email only, I predicted that when the price of gas exploded (as it...
dougmc hit by a motorist last post: 7/11 @ 12:53
I have never collided with a car while riding on my bike*, but I feel you. After I was hurt by crashing my bike at speed, I had a really...
LIVESTRONG Challenge Austin 10/21/2018 last post: 6/7 @ 11:19
Join us for the 2018 LIVESTRONG Challenge to help benefit the revolutionary LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes of the Dell Medical School at The...
Vie Cycle - Bike Workshops for Women+ last post: 6/2 @ 21:03
Vie Cycle offers bicycle maintenance workshops for women+*.
Through experiential education techniques, discussions and group activities...
Training for cycling instructor--where are the classes and seminars? last post: 6/2 @ 20:30
I have been talking to Katie Deolloz, the head of Bike Austin. They will be offering an LCI course soon, so keep an eye on Bike Austin. ...
Looking up license plate #'s last post: 5/18 @ 23:53
BicycleAustin.info > Justice > What to do if hit or...
Ride of Silence (Far North Austin location) last post: 5/17 @ 14:25
The second far north Austin Ride of Silence was a success. I guess no one ever took on the downtown ride this year, at least it was never...
311 service requests for cleaning bike lane debris last post: 5/17 @ 8:50
My 311 experiences are mixed. Lately, I seem to be on a good run. We have had two dead cars towed away from our street (A woman had...
Drunk driver hits another drunk driver last post: 5/16 @ 15:53
First we had drunk drivers hitting other drunk drivers. Now we have a hit-and-run killing someone in a...
British Grandma scares speeders in her neighborhood with a hair dryer last post: 5/16 @ 14:19
Bike to Work day May 19th, 2017 last post: 5/16 @ 12:56
Shoal Creek Trail gap between 5th & West finally fixed after 37 years last post: 5/8 @ 12:59
Well, that finally-complete trail didn't last long.
Hope it won't be another 37 years until this part is fixed. The article says...
Bicyclists complain about debris in bike lanes last post: 5/3 @ 12:30
I didn't think so either, but it turns out they do. If you click the flakebook link at the bottom of an article you get to their FB page...
AISD police officer named in 2/18 hit-and-run on pedestrian last post: 5/2 @ 13:34
When even police officers do hit-and-runs, you know that hit-and-run is an accepted part of the local...
Survey: Austin Strategic Mobility Plan last post: 5/2 @ 12:25
We sure seem to get a lot of surveys. It would be nice to think they made some kind of...
DWI crash 2 cars+bike; cyclist critically injured 6th & Lamar 6/15/17 last post: 4/13 @ 20:52
"It's a Beautiful World" by Devo comes to...
Jamis Trail X1 For Sale in Austin last post: 4/11 @ 12:08
Selling my mountain bike. I've taken great care of this bike and will post photos of the bike if anyone is interested.
Only issue it has ...
Amazing pictures of thousands of abandoned bicycles last post: 4/4 @ 17:25
at fault in over 90% of car-bike collisions (source)
and 90% of pedestrian deaths (source).
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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)
World Naked Bike Ride Austin June 10, 2017 (posted 6/3)
Ride of Silence: May 17th, 2017, 6:30pm, Pfluger Ped Bridge (posted 5/16)
Ride of Silence - Far North Austin (posted 5/9)
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.