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News / Blog Community News News By Bike: March 9

News By Bike: March 9

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

 

From BikeTexas:

Today's the last day to submit your session to speak at the Texas Trails and Active Transportation conference in May! Don't miss this chance to share your expertise with fellow professionals from across the state.

Forget to reserve your bike for SXSW? Fear not--there's still time to get around Austin the easy way this week.

Bike month is coming! Order your materials and lights now for a spectacular May.

 

From around Texas:

Texas, with a bit of prodding from advocates like you, took the lead in passing laws for e-bikes years ago. Other states are now having to play catch-up (and some of them aren't doing it well). 

Texas State University and the City of San Marcos are exploring a partnership for dockless bikeshare.

BikeTexas Executive Director Robin Stallings was awarded Advocate of the Year at the National Bike Summit this week

Our friends Shawnee Trail Cycling Club, from Frisco, also won at NBS: they're the Bicycle Club of the Year.

 

From elsewhere:

Macon, Georgia, put in temporary infrastructure, and suddenly 800% more people were riding bikes.

Bikes and pedestrians getting the job done in London: "Motor vehicles, excluding buses, use 53 percent of the road space to move under 25 percent of the people making journeys in London's Square Mile."

NYC installed 25 miles of protected bike lanes in 2017, a new record. 

Unfortunately, two children were killed in Brooklyn last week at an intersection known to be deadly for pedestrians.

Seattle's population is growing. Their traffic isn't.

Some recent research in planning: "Do Relationships Between Built Environments and Walking Vary by Socioeconomic Context?"

 

Have a great weekend!

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