In case you missed it: Links we thought were worth sharing this week. Happy reading!
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From around Texas:
Last Saturday, a road rage incident went very badly for two people on bikes in Dallas. We call on the justice system to make this right.
The Houston Chronicle published a spot-on editorial about Texas’ need for better laws and better enforcement to protect all road users.
Meanwhile, the Rivard Report published Dr. Bill Shea’s remarks to the Texas Transportation Commission regarding Transportation Alternatives Program funding from last Thursday. We’re not backing down from the TTC on TAP funding.
And for some good news this week: Austin B-cycle celebrated its first birthday.
Streets may be safer for drivers now than they’ve ever been, but not so much for pedestrians…
… but smart cities are working to change that and make streets safe for all.
Meanwhile, Bicycling Mag reports that hit-and-run collisions involving people on bikes are on the rise in California.
Bike trains are a great choice for the school trip, for more reasons than one.
And a couple just for fun:
How Santa’s hometown ended up in Finland, and
Why Game of Thrones needs public transit (complete with allusions to other fantasy series, natch)
Have a great weekend!
Photo: Newly installed bat-shaped bike racks, spotted this week outside Austin’s convention center