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Texans Attend National Bike Summit

Texas had a strong presence at the sixth annual National Bike Summit hosted by the League of American Bicyclists in Washington, D.C., March 3-5, 2006. The Summit attracted more than 350 leaders in bicycle advocacy, industry members and experts in education from across the country. Delegates participated in trainings, networking and lobbying. After years of focus on the passage of the Federal transportation bill, workshops this year emphasized implementation of the recently passed legislation; how to turn federal funding into better conditions for bicyclists.

Read more: Texans Attend National Bike Summit


Coalition Fights Bad License Plate Bill (HB 2894)

Texas Bicycle Coalition became aware of recently enacted legislation that could jeopardize the revenue from the Share the Road license plate. This critical revenue helps support Texas Bicycle Coalition Education Fund programs.

Read more: Coalition Fights Bad License Plate Bill (HB 2894)


Coalition Attends Balcones Wilderness Preserve Open Forum

Texas Bicycle Coalition, represented by Evaluation Director Lisa Groesz, advocated for increased access for mountain bike use in the Balcones Wilderness Preserve at a recent public meeting.

The Balcones Wilderness Preserve Citizens Advisory Committee held its second and final public forum the evening of February 15, 2006. The forum allowed interested members of the community to voice potential changes to the Land Management Plan. Currently, there are several restrictions set to preserve wildlife and flora including the possibility limiting mountain bike use.

Read more: Coalition Attends Balcones Wilderness Preserve Open Forum


TxDOT Enhancements Deadline Fast Approaching

The deadline for submitting applications for Transportation Enhancements funding is April 28, 2006. This is the largest pool of government funding available for building and improving bicycle facilities. Texas’ share of this federal program is larger than ever, but competition is strong. In the past, upwards of 70 percent of enhancements dollars have been used to build bicycle and pedestrian facilities. If you would like to know more about the application process, please contact the Coalition at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

San Antonio TxDOT District Conducting Pavement Bikeability Test

The San Antonio District of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is seeking feedback from cyclists on pavement options. Texas Bicycle Coalition encourages cyclists to take advantage of this opportunity to influence the road surfaces cyclists will ride on in the future.

Read more: San Antonio TxDOT District Conducting Pavement Bikeability Test


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