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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.

 

Rolling to Work: New Bicycle-Friendly Businesses in Texas

Lunes 23 de Mayo de 2016 09:56

bike monthCongratulations to Texas' newest Bicycle Friendly Businesses, B&B Bicycles and Asakura Robinson (Austin)!

The League of American Bicyclists announced the latest round of bicycle friendly businesses as part of Bike to Work week. Asakura Robinson in Austin enters the list for the first time at the bronze level. B&B Bicycles in Cedar Hill, owned by BikeTexas board member Beth Farrell, is a new silver-level bicycle friendly business.

These two businesses bring the total of bicycle friendly businesses in Texas to 30. When choosing to shop at a local business, please consider these bicycle friendly businesses in Texas: 

 

Platinum:

Bicycle Sport Shop, Austin, Bicycle Industry

Gold:

Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Austin, Transportation

Casteel & Associates Inc, Dallas, Manufacturing/Research

Richardson Bike Mart, Frisco, Bicycle Industry

The Ride Of Silence, Garland, Bicycle Industry

Traffic Engineers, Inc., Houston, Architecture/Planning/Design

Silver:

717 N. Harwood, Dallas, Class A Commercial Office Building

Advanced Micro Devices, Austin, Manufacturing/Research

Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (AAMPO), San Antonio, Government Agency

Bike World, San Antonio, Bicycle Industry

Blue Line Bike Lab, Houston, Bicycle Industry

City of Austin, Austin, Non-Profit/Government

El Meson Restaurant, Houston, Hospitality/Food/Retail

Federal Highway Administration, Texas Division, Austin, Non-Profit/Government

Fort Worth Bike Sharing, Fort Worth, Bicycle Industry

Pedal Power Bicycles, San Marcos, Bicycle Industry

Plano Cycling & Fitness, Inc., Plano, Hospitality/Food/Retail

San Antonio River Authority, San Antonio, Government Agency

Sugar Cycles, Inc., Missouri City, Bicycle Industry

The LIVESTRONG Foundation, Austin, Non-Profit/Government

United Services Automobile Association (USAA), San Antonio, Professional Services

Bronze:

Asakura Robinson Company LLC, Houston, Professional Services

City of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Non-Profit/Government

HomeAway, Austin, Professional Services

Lake Flato Architects, San Antonio, Architecture/Planning/Design

San Antonio Bike Share, San Antonio, Bicycle Industry

Texas Instruments Inc., Plano, Manufacturing/Research

Wheatsville Food Co-op, Austin, Hospitality/Food/Retail

   

News By Bike: Links for You to Read (May 20)

Viernes 20 de Mayo de 2016 00:00

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

 

NewByBikeFrom BikeTexas:

It's Bike to Work Day! Do you have a special story or photo to share? Post it on our Facebook page or Tweet it to us!

Congratulations to Frisco on being named a Bicycle Friendly Community!

Are you on our email list? Sign up today so you don't miss out on our newsletter, coming out next week!

 

From around Texas:

El Paso's Ride for Reading last week was another smashing success.

Ride of Silence coverage:

Abilene

Amarillo

Beaumont

Dallas

Lubbock

McAllen

 

From elsewhere:

New York City councilmembers call for more pedestrian scramble ("Barnes Dance") intersections.

Also from NYC: protected bike lanes have made traffic better, not worse.

 

Have a great weekend!

   

Meet Lynn

lynn ebikeJoin BikeTexas in welcoming our newest member of staff, Lynn Haas. Lynn holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from UT Austin and will be doing transportation engineering for BikeTexas. Lynn particularly enjoys intersection and interchange design, and will often pause in her commute to study traffic flow--watching how road users interact with infrastructure is one of her favorite things about bike commuting.

Lynn's major project for BikeTexas will be the 2017 Benchmarking Report. Building and expanding on the BikeTexas 2012 Benchmarking Report, the 2017 report will document bicycle and pedestrian facilities, use, policies, and more across Texas' largest 35 cities. The updated report will also offer perspective on how biking and walking in Texas have grown since the first Benchmark report.

Lynn does project research for BikeTexas and responds to stakeholder information requests. She's also a talented bicycle mechanic--her skills with the wrench have been driven in part by her enjoyment of long solo bike tours, during which, as she says, "getting stranded sucks." She's currently scheming her next two bike tours.

In addition to her engineering degree, Lynn holds a Master of Music from Indiana University. She enjoys textile arts and has won a blue ribbon at the Texas State Fair for a piece of handspun lace.

We're delighted to have Lynn on board with us at BikeTexas!

   

The Elite Eight: Frisco Joins the List of Texas Bicycle Friendly Communities

Miércoles 18 de Mayo de 2016 13:41

frisco city council bicycle friendly community advocacy biketexasPeople on bikes have a reason to smile a little wider while rolling through Frisco today: the city has been named Texas' newest Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists!

Frisco enters the bike-friendly list at Bronze, joining Austin (Gold), Brownsville, Houston, Plano, Richardson, San Antonio, and The Woodlands, all at Bronze.

Congratulations are also in order to Denton, Hollywood Park, and Sugar Land; each of these cities earned Bicycle Friendly Honorable Mention from the League this round.

Texas' bicycle-friendly communities are home to 5.3 million Texans, almost 20% of the state's population. We congratulate all these cities on their hard work to make Texas a great place to ride a bike!

 

Photo: Frisco receives its Bicycle Friendly Community award from the League of American Bicyclists at a City Council meeting on June 21.

   

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