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News / Blog Community News News By Bike: Links for You to Read (Sept 18)

News By Bike: Links for You to Read (Sept 18)

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


walk to school biketexas bicycle educationFrom BikeTexas:

International Walk to School Day is coming! Do you have your BikePedEd materials ready to distribute? Order by September 29 within Texas or September 22 elsewhere in the U.S. to receive your delivery by the big day! 

The 2016 Texas Trails and Active Transportation Conference will be here before we know it. Do you have expertise to share? Submit your speaker proposal today.

Enter now! The Saris National 5th Grade Poster Contest is underway.

Arrr! Tomorrow be Talk Like A Pirate Day, and we be wantin' ye to go to yer ride prepared.

Check out the social media buzz around VIVA! Streets! It was a great day in Austin. Such a great day, in fact, that a couple of folks left their keys behind. Are you key-free after VIVA! Streets? Call 512-476-7433, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or come by!


From around Texas:

It's PARK(ing) Day! Is your city participating? We're looking forward to seeing what Dallas comes up with this yearAlso check out this fun idea from Bolivia! 

We've been excited for weeks, now it's official: SunCycle is rolling in El Paso after its official launch this week.

A Texas 3-year-old is thought to be the youngest ever diagnosed with Type II diabetes, adding another reason for Texas to have safe streets and neighborhoods for active transportation. (BTW: the link is to a British newspaper; one stone is 14 pounds. 5.5 stone = 77 lbs)


From elsewhere: 

Hospitals may unintentionally promote unhealthy lifestyles, but making accommodations for smoking but not for walking or biking.

Another U.S. city builds an active-transportation-only bridge.

Fun but serious question from Transporation for America: What if we labeled unwalkable neighborhoods like we do cigarettes?

Check out one guy's story about biking through unemployment.

More news about why "Share the Road" signs just don't do what the manufacturers intended.

Want to cross the street? Why hit a button when you can fistbump?

... However, it's possible neither button nor fist will change your signal as quickly as you'd like.

Some problems with the relationship between sports teams and the transit that brings fans to games.

To reporters and others: stop calling crashes "accidents".

Yes, sidewalk etiquette is a thing.

The same arguments against bike/ped facilities seem to crop up everywhere. Fortunately, bike/ped facilities have been shown to improve neighborhoods, not worsen them.

Bikeshare is rolling forward in equity around the country.

Amtrak keeps moving forward in making it easier to bike and ride. Here's hoping it continues!


Have a great weekend!


Photo: Happy students and teachers at Walk to School Day.

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