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Friday, March 06 2015
Headed to Austin for South by Southwest? Don't want to travel with your bike? We've got you covered.
An awesome delegation of Texans who ride bikes is headed to D.C. next week for the National Bike Summit. Stay tuned for our daily roundup of news while they're away!
From around Texas:
One Aussie's (excellent) take on Houston's Safe Passing enforcement (other Texas cities do this, too!).
Burleson, Fort Worth, and San Marcos are the only Texas cities so far to sign up for Transportation Secretary Foxx's "Mayor's Challenge." Congratulations and way to go to Mayor Ken Shetter of Burleson, Mayor Betsy Price of Fort Worth, and Mayor Daniel Guerrero of San Marcos. Thank you for being leaders in Texas! Learn more about the The Mayor's Challenge here.
Need something to do in North Texas tomorrow? Join Bike Friendly Oak Cliff for ¡Paletas y Bicicletas!
Via BikeTexas Business Member Shefman Law: People on bikes report more errors to Google Maps that people using any other mode.
Stop us if you've heard this one: a recent study found that urban design in Chinese cities affects citizens' levels of physical activity.
Have a great weekend!
Photo: Sine Die (the legislature's term for adjourning at the end of the session) Bipartisan Bike Ride in 2013, riding along a new protected bike lane on 3rd Street in downtown Austin. These legislative bike rides are valuable for showing elected officials, their familes, and their staffers not only how much fun it is to ride a bike, but also the needs of people who ride bikes so they have a clearer picture of why we ask what we do during the legislative session.