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Where is it still legal to park in bike lanes? last post: 10/17 @ 12:50
[quote=MichaelBluejay][quote=dougmc]And if you want a specific places that I can think of where people still park in the bike...
Drivers never yield at bike and ped crossings last post: 10/11 @ 12:44
FYI: btrettel is presenting findings from the Dean Keeton/I-35 study:
Bicycle Advisory Council
New Benefit for Travis County employees last post: 10/2 @ 18:05
My daughter just told me about this new Travis County program to encourage their employees to drive less. It's called CLIP, and it just...
Cost of Car2Go vs. car ownership last post: 9/30 @ 11:03
I thought about the impact of scooters, but those are mostly for pretty short trips according to the data, so I don't think that impacted...
Percentage of commuters bicycling to work last post: 9/27 @ 23:56
I looked up the stats and found that we're making essentially no progress.
Whenever the percentage goes up a tiny amount, various outlets...
Shoal Creek, part trois (?) last post: 9/27 @ 21:45
Plastic posts are all there is to discourage someone of jumping on or off a Mopac toll lane in a non-approved spot.
Plastic or not, I...
NoHelmetLaw.org free to a good home last post: 9/19 @ 18:53
I registered NoHelmetLaw.org in 2006 when Austin toyed with bringing back the adult helmet law for bicyclists. Thankfully, they didn't...
Temporary parks in parking spaces last post: 9/19 @ 16:24
Of course Effective Cyclists oppose it. They oppose everything, sometimes seemingly for no other real reason than to be...
Amazon deliveries yield carnage on the road, abuse of drivers last post: 9/12 @ 8:11
I have noticed an increase in bad driving involving these delivery drivers. (3 just yesterday on the commute home) They are like pizza...
Local bicycling icon Fred Meredith passed away in April 2019 last post: 9/8 @ 17:44
Thanks for posting this, I didn't know either. I remember Fred giving me advice when I took a bike commuter work shop from him, YEARS ago...
2019-09-14 Sat night/Sun morning 2am 37th Annual Full Moon Cruze last post: 9/1 @ 1:39
It's that time of year again, and the ride you've been waiting for is coming ... the 37th Annual Full Moon Cruze bike ride!
This year, ...
Austin Chronicle encourages violence against bicyclists (6/27/08) last post: 8/31 @ 11:08
Stephen MacMillan Moser passed away, at age...
# of U.S. pedestrian deaths highest since 1990 last post: 8/8 @ 19:30
• 6227 deaths in 2018.
• 35% increase in ped deaths in the last decade
• Five states are responsible for almost half of all...
The Scooter Thread last post: 8/8 @ 19:15
Texas one of only six states with no cell/device-use ban last post: 8/7 @ 11:03
Regarding cell phone distracted driving--a real problem--I found this note about a study on distracted/inattentive driving interesting: ...
12,000 hit and runs per year in Austin (30 per day) last post: 6/22 @ 15:22
I know I made a post about this before, probably 2015 or 2016, but I can't find it. Maybe it got erased somehow. So I'll take another...
Surprising neighborhood support for white hockey-stick barriers last post: 6/5 @ 13:05
Nice to see, for a...
Why no contiguous paved trails? last post: 6/4 @ 13:00
Of course! Walnut Creek facility is nice and pretty long. Incidentally, it can be used for a few A to B points and in the future even...
Ignore your rights and they will go away last post: 6/4 @ 9:09
Yep, those other reasons for riding with a camera are also true. You can review incidents and think about what you might have done...
Round Rock commute to downtown Austin. Route ideas please! last post: 5/30 @ 14:27
From 620 / Oakland I would ride east through the back of the business center that is on north side of 620. Cross at the light onto Deep...
at fault in over 90% of car-bike collisions (source)
and 90% of pedestrian deaths (source).
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2019-09-14 Sat night/Sun morning 2am 37th Annual Full Moon Cruze (posted 9/1)
Austin Chronicle encourages violence against bicyclists (6/27/08) (posted 6/28)
Ride of Silence Wednesday, May 15, 2019 (posted 5/6)
Memorial ride for Jessica Saathoff Wednesday 2019-04-10 (posted 4/6)
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)
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.