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News By Bike: Links for You to Read (July 1)

Viernes 01 de Julio de 2016 00:00

Looking for some weekend reading? Look no further than these links we thought were worth sharing this week: 

 

NewsByBikeFrom BikeTexas:

There's still time! Get your best bike stories in to us for inclusion in BikeTexas' 25th anniversary celebrations. Email Esta dirección electrónica esta protegida contra spambots. Es necesario activar Javascript para visualizarla  by Tuesday, June 5.

Elena Studier's Summer by Rail visit to Texas was fantastic! For more coverage of her visit, see The Rivard Report (San Antonio), the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and The Rambler (Dallas).

Austin's bond package, with $120 million set aside for active transportation, moves one step closer to being on the November ballot.

 

From around Texas:

"The City of El Paso wishes to become the least car-dependent city in the Southwest."

Vision Zero in Texas? Check out presentations from FHWA Texas Division, Austin, and San Antonio.  

A look at Houston's transit equity.

Austin joins Fort Worth as the two major Texas cities with sidewalk plans.

Feedback on San Antonio's Brackenridge Park Master Plan: needs more focus on bike/ped access.

New opposition to high-speed rail between Dallas and Houston.

Take the Texas Sunset Commission survey about TxDOT.

The Houston Bike Plan takes another step forward.

Eastside San Antonio fought back against non-walkable street plans.

 

From elsewhere:

Streetsblog takes on highway builders' tactics.

You've heard of Walk Score and Bike Score-- now check out Opportunity Score.

 

Have a great holiday weekend!

 

Summer By Rail Visits Texas as Part of Nationwide Tour

Lunes 27 de Junio de 2016 00:00

Summer by Rail CollageElena Studier had a plan for her summer internship: using Amtrak's expanded roll-on bike service, she would travel the US by bike and rail. No cross-country trip can be complete without a stop in the Lone Star State, and we were delighted to show off four of Texas' cities during her quick weekend here: showcasing the great bike and train travel available in our home state, and letting folks know about Amtrak's newly expanded service.

Elena's Texas tour kicked off in San Antonio in the wee hours on July 11. Those joining Elena on the ride through the city met at Sunset Station, where riders had the opportunity to try out electric bikes (with one taker opting for an e-bike rather than his own for this ride). Along for the ride were representatives from the City of San Antonio and Mayor Taylor's office, local advocates, and BikeTexas member Robert Rivard of the Rivard Report. Of course, no visit to San Antonio is complete without seeing the Missions and the Riverwalk, and that was our route, with plenty of other sights the city has to offer along the way.

Then it was on to Austin, with a ride around Lady Bird Lake and then through the entertainment district (taking advantage of the protected bike lanes downtown) en route to Plaza Saltillo station. Robert Borowski of Capital Metro joined us for a trip up the Red Line to grab some lunch and chat with Elena about the future of rail in Austin and the region.

The whirl of a tour continued on Saturday in Fort Worth, where BikeTexas Board Member Doug Black took over ride leader duties to show us around his city. We met Elena and Sean (of the National Association of Railroad Passengers) at the Fort Worth Intermodal Transportation Center and rode through Fort Worth's downtown and along the Trinity Trail, including a stop at the Phyllis J. Tilley Bridge, and through the Magnolia Avenue Restaurant Row. 

Our great weekend with Elena came to a close on Sunday in Dallas. We met BikeTexas member and determined ride leader Zac Ford at the Dallas Union Station (Amtrak). Zac didn't let a broken arm stop him from leading Elena and the rest of us through the downtown district and on to the Katy Trail and the White Rock Lake Trail via DART. 

Elena continues her journey through the U.S., and you can see the sights and read about her experiences on her blog.

   

News By Bike: Links for You to Read (June 17)

Viernes 17 de Junio de 2016 00:00

Looking for some weekend reading? Look no further than the links we thought we worth sharing this week:

 

NewByBikeFrom BikeTexas:

We need your help! Share your best bike stories with us to be included in our 25th anniversary celebration. Send them to Esta dirección electrónica esta protegida contra spambots. Es necesario activar Javascript para visualizarla by June 30.

 

From around Texas:

Ride the A Train in Denton for free tomorrow.

Talk to TxDOT-- two North Texas hearings on bicycle use are scheduled for next week. Get updates and offer comments in Richardson on June 21 and North Richland Hills on June 23.

The Houston Bike Plan Update will be presented before the TTI Committee on June 20 at 9:00 am, 901 Bagby St., 2nd Fl.

Bike share in Dallas? Not any time soon.

Check out Rivard Report's coverage of last weekend's Summer By Rail visit to San Antonio (and three other Texas cities).

 

From elsewhere:

White bikes have been placed at the scene of the deadly crash in Kalamazoo.

Why people who don't own a car still end up paying for parking.

How much does sprawl cost?

 

Have a great weekend!

The Houston Bike Plan Update will be presented before the TTI Committee on June 20 at 9:00 am, 901Bagby St., 2nd Fl.
   

News By Bike: Links for You to Read (June 10)

Viernes 10 de Junio de 2016 00:00

Looking for some weekend reading? Look no further than these links we thought were worth sharing this week:

 

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From BikeTexas:

#SummerByRail is in Texas this weekend! Bring your bike and ride with Elena in San Antonio, Austin, Fort Worth, or Dallas.

Beth Nobles is back in Texas! Meet Beth and other new BikeTexas staff.

We want to hear from you--help us celebrate 25 years by sending us your best bike stories by June 30.

ICYMI: New bicycle friendly communities and bicycle friendly businesses were announced last month, with good news for Texas.

 

From around Texas:

It's been a terrible week (again) for active transportation around the country. Our thoughts are with the families of these lives taken too soon.

A hit-and-run driver killed Paige Balinski of Crosby last weekend as she was riding her bike home.

A driver struck and killed an Austin teenager in a crosswalk this week.

 

From elsewhere:

A driver killed five people on bikes and injured four more in Kalamazoo, Michigan, this week. He has been charged with five counts of second-degree murder.

 

Ride safe, drive safe, and hug your loved ones, friends.

   

Summer By Rail Visits Texas June 10-12

 Four Texas Cities Included in 10,000-Mile U.S. Bike and Transit Tour
 Tour highlights Amtrak’s new trainside checked bike service
 
Join us for one of the Texas stops on the nationwide tour of Summer By Rail, a 10,000-mile, cross-country adventure exploring multi-modal travel. Austin, San Antonio, Fort Worth, and Dallas will host the Texas swing of the tour this weekend, June 10-12. Elena Studier started on May 17 in New York and is approaching the halfway mark in her national tour. We're delighted that she'll be rolling into Texas this weekend! Amtrak is expanding its ways to carry bicycles onboard with its new trainside bicycle check service. No need to box your bike. Learn more at Amtrak's "Bring Your Bicycle" page.
 
Summer by Rail is a program of the National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP). It's also a great opportunity to show off local multi-modal opportunities and tourist-friendly cycling routes, lodging and dining venues, and tourism and heritage attractions to residents and potential travelers. That's what we'll be doing this weekend, and we'd love for you to join us! 
 
Bring your bike and ride with Elena in any of these cities during her visit. (Please note that these will all be easy-paced rides of 5-10 miles.) Questions? Contact Beth at Esta dirección electrónica esta protegida contra spambots. Es necesario activar Javascript para visualizarla .
 

We hope you can join us as we ride with Elena this weekend. Special thanks to our friends at Adventure Cycling Association and the League of American Bicyclists for their help with the Texas leg of Summer by Rail. Join the conversation on social media: #SummerByRail.

   

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