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UT claims no liability for its driver hitting cyclist April Garner last post: 5/22 @ 14:37
I'm no lawyer so I'm not really up on this, but looking at the referenced Texas law, a few things stick out --
1. this law sucks.
Ride of Silence Wednesday, May 15, 2019 last post: 5/22 @ 14:15
The central Austin ride was fairly well attended. Photos.
The general sentiment seemed to not be much different than what you saw,...
Take back those 3' with a pool noodle last post: 5/19 @ 15:28
That's a great idea! I'm gonna try...
Round Rock commute to downtown Austin. Route ideas please! last post: 5/14 @ 7:42
The North Austin Ride of Silence follows parts of the route I was describing. Join us at 6:455pm at Bratton Square on Wednesday 5/15 and...
Recall on some rental bikes--brakes issue last post: 5/5 @ 17:03
And more. Perhaps it's a lack of a recommended power modulator for the Shimano drum brakes, not a wear/maintenance issue. ...
How long does it really take to get stuff done? last post: 4/20 @ 10:01
A few months ago, while killing time on the internet, I came across a You Tube channel called "The History Guy: History Deserves to Be...
Hit-and-run driver kills 19yo cyclist Tommy Ketterhagen, 1/23/17 last post: 4/19 @ 14:04
Tommy Ketterhagen's killer violates conditions of his...
Austin Hit & Run suspect arrested in Louisiana by US Marshals last post: 4/18 @ 8:01
I saw that. Because the victim was in a car (not a bicyclist or pedestrian), the penalty will probably be...
Govt. says wearing white to increase visibility is a MYTH! last post: 4/14 @ 10:57
Yeah, some of them aren't myths because they're actually true, and others aren't myths because nobody believes them anyway. But yes, they...
"The Trees Have Hooks" last post: 4/13 @ 5:39
Richard Guzman of Rosewood posted the following on Nextdoor circa 4/8:
[quote=Richard Guzman]I was biking to H.E.B. Mueller and caught a...
Memorial ride for Jessica Saathoff Wednesday 2019-04-10 last post: 4/13 @ 5:37
Thanks for posting this, I'm very sorry I was unable to make...
SUV hits, kills cyclist in East Austin, EMS says 2019-03-28 last post: 4/2 @ 1:00
Now they're saying the cyclist crossed the double yellow line into oncoming...
Shoal Creek, part trois (?) last post: 3/29 @ 1:14
It would seem that the people against this are also getting their word...
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...
at fault in over 90% of car-bike collisions (source)
and 90% of pedestrian deaths (source).
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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)
"Bike Like U Mean It" now available on YouTube (posted 2/28)
35th Annual Moonlight Cruze Bike Ride Sep 3rd, 2am (posted 8/29)
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.