Well, it took a bit longer than anticipated to dust this thing off, but News By Bike is BACK! Here’s what we’re reading this week:
Things are still tense at the lege, and we’re keeping a close eye on a piece of legislation that could undermine local texting while driving bans around the state. Sign up for our Action Alerts to be sure you don’t miss out when it’s time to call the Capitol.
Back to School is coming, and our BikePedEd materials are perfect for your budding active transportation enthusiast, her teacher, and her whole school. Find out more and ask your child’s school to check out our safe biking & walking materials.
Our weekly Trails of Texas series continues this week with the Houston Bayou Greenways. Follow us on Facebook to see a different trail every Friday.
From around Texas:
A driver ran a red light and hit a woman on a bike in College Station. The rider is recovering.
San Antonio B-Cycle, the first bikeshare system in Texas, made this list of great things to do on a date night in SATX.
Austin’s Pedestrian Safety Action Plan is open for public comment. Check it out and respond by August 31.
More New Yorkers than ever are taking to two wheels, thanks to lots of infrastructure and encouragement. (The bikelash is worse than ever, too. Don’t let the haters get you down, NYC!)
Do you have a story we need to read? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and maybe you’ll be in next week’s News By Bike.
Have a great weekend!