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.
Our annual trip to Hotter’N Hell Hundred, bike giveaway, and membership meeting are all coming up in the next few weeks! Stay tuned to learn more.
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.
Amarillo is working toward being a great place to walk and ride a bike.
Meanwhile, Fort Worth is doing great and keeps getting better for bikes.
Our friends at The Rivard Report took some of our e-bikes for a spin.
Houston Police are constantly working to improve bike safety, but not always ticketing drivers who endanger people on bikes.
Austin is installing new bicycle signals around town.
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!)
Ottawa just found out how much money they can save on their road construction by building some bike lanes.
Open Streets events have spread around the world, including all over Texas, but Bogotá remains king.
In Vadodara, India, Nikita Lalwani has discovered how easy it is to get around on two wheels– and she’s spreading the word.
Do you have a story we need to read? Email email@example.com and maybe you’ll be in next week’s News By Bike.
Have a great weekend!