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#1 2016-10-21 11:06:08

AusTexMurf
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Stassney Lane from West Gate Boulevard to Manchaca Road

Original quote posted on Nextdoor thread Stassney Lane Road Diet and my response. Fiercely debated in our Southwood neighborhood and surrounding areas. We also have So Called Bike Route 31 at stake as it runs through our entire zone and connects us N/S to 1626 Old San Antonio Rd, beyond, and is our main route north up to 183 via Shoal Creek Blvd.

Stassney Lane from West Gate Boulevard to Manchaca Road is scheduled for routine street maintenance (road
resurfacing and restriping) within the next three months.

Stassney Changes Here


"This is Texas, we have cars and big trucks..."


My response:

"Indeed, agreed. Too many. Have you moved around in Houston or now Austin ?

Many fortunate folks in Texas have children, bicycles, two legs to walk with, or a mobility accommodation. Some even still have horses, thank goodness.

And we have lungs to breathe what remains of our fresh air.
And empathy to act out of consideration for others.
Community.
Sounds as if we have a lot in common.
May be why we are called the human race, for better or worse.

Safe, efficient, streets are for all people.
Not just the cars some people drive on them...
Thank you for making plain the already obvious."

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#2 2016-10-22 23:55:26

AusTexMurf
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Re: Stassney Lane from West Gate Boulevard to Manchaca Road

Historic View of Congress Ave
CongressAve1913
Congress Avenue with street rail, photograph, 1913; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125216/m1/1/: accessed October 22, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Austin History Center, Austin Public Library.

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#3 2016-10-23 00:00:35

AusTexMurf
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Re: Stassney Lane from West Gate Boulevard to Manchaca Road

BRAKE EVEN: SAFETY’S PLACE IN BIKE CULTURE
September 14, 2012 by Bro Jo Admin
By E. Max Bonem
Draisienne, laufmaschine, dandy horse, penny-farthing, and velopicede – the bicycle has had many names since first being introduced by the (most epically) German Baron Karl von Drais in the early 1800s. Since then, the bicycle has served as an excellent way to efficiently get from point A to point B. Lighter than a horse (maybe not as important these days, unless you live in Texas), cheaper than a car, faster than walking, cooler than roller blading, and helping out the metabolism and cardiovascular health of its riders, the bike has become a staple of modern day society.
AustinPenny
Just another day in Austin, TX.
On top of providing efficient transportation though, the bicycle allows humans to do something that we all (sometimes) secretly fiend for: the ability to go FAST....

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#4 2016-10-23 18:02:53

RedFalcon
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Re: Stassney Lane from West Gate Boulevard to Manchaca Road

Does anyone have access to a Pennyfarthing?  Or know where I could ride one?  I have always wanted to try and ride one.

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#5 2016-10-24 01:50:20

AusTexMurf
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Re: Stassney Lane from West Gate Boulevard to Manchaca Road

Might try contacting Austin Bike Zoo.
Also,
The owner of Capitol Pedicab has one.
You can always make an enrolling straight ahead request.

Ask a custom tall bike rider at a social ride ?

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