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You spoke—and we’re listening! Over 1200 Texans responded to BikeTexas’ planning survey. We’ll have the full report ready in August, but here are some early results:
• Cycling is a recreational activity for most respondents, but over 60% also ride their bikes as part of their commutes
• 95% believe BikeTexas should continue to serve as the lead group for statewide bicycle advocacy
• 89% of respondents say BikeTexas should play a lead role in local advocacy or help to grow professionalism in local advocacy
• Two things are almost equally important for growing cycling in Texas: 1) Making things safer for current cyclists, and 2) Encouragement programs to attract new cyclists
Our Executive Director, Robin Stallings, says “This is an opportunity for us to listen to our constituents and hear feedback that will help guide BikeTexas for the coming years. The survey gives us insight into how to best serve all cyclists in Texas, as well as to identify further questions that we need to discuss with them.”
BikeTexas’ Strategic Planning Committee (made up of staff, board members, and key advocates from around the state) has been working since May to define the vision and plan that will guide our next three to five years. We’re working with Jeremy Grandstaff of S & G Endeavors so we have a fresh set of eyes to make sure we don’t miss out on any new ideas. We’re proud that so many Texans jumped in to take the planning survey.
If you didn’t get a chance to share your ideas with us yet, good news! The survey will remain open through July 31, but don’t wait! Take the survey right now to make sure we hear from you.