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News By Bike: Links for You to Read (June 17)

Friday, June 17 2016 00:00

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

 

NewByBikeFrom BikeTexas:

We need your help! Share your best bike stories with us to be included in our 25th anniversary celebration. Send them to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by June 30.

 

From around Texas:

Ride the A Train in Denton for free tomorrow.

Talk to TxDOT-- two North Texas hearings on bicycle use are scheduled for next week. Get updates and offer comments in Richardson on June 21 and North Richland Hills on June 23.

The Houston Bike Plan Update will be presented before the TTI Committee on June 20 at 9:00 am, 901 Bagby St., 2nd Fl.

Bike share in Dallas? Not any time soon.

Check out Rivard Report's coverage of last weekend's Summer By Rail visit to San Antonio (and three other Texas cities).

 

From elsewhere:

White bikes have been placed at the scene of the deadly crash in Kalamazoo.

Why people who don't own a car still end up paying for parking.

How much does sprawl cost?

 

Have a great weekend!

The Houston Bike Plan Update will be presented before the TTI Committee on June 20 at 9:00 am, 901Bagby St., 2nd Fl.
 

News By Bike: Links for You to Read (June 10)

Friday, June 10 2016 00:00

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

 

NewByBike

From BikeTexas:

#SummerByRail is in Texas this weekend! Bring your bike and ride with Elena in San Antonio, Austin, Fort Worth, or Dallas.

Beth Nobles is back in Texas! Meet Beth and other new BikeTexas staff.

We want to hear from you--help us celebrate 25 years by sending us your best bike stories by June 30.

ICYMI: New bicycle friendly communities and bicycle friendly businesses were announced last month, with good news for Texas.

 

From around Texas:

It's been a terrible week (again) for active transportation around the country. Our thoughts are with the families of these lives taken too soon.

A hit-and-run driver killed Paige Balinski of Crosby last weekend as she was riding her bike home.

A driver struck and killed an Austin teenager in a crosswalk this week.

 

From elsewhere:

A driver killed five people on bikes and injured four more in Kalamazoo, Michigan, this week. He has been charged with five counts of second-degree murder.

 

Ride safe, drive safe, and hug your loved ones, friends.

   

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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
 

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

Monday, May 23 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)

Friday, May 20 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!

   

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