Looking for some weekend reading? Look no further than these links we thought were worth sharing this week:
From around Texas:
A stat it’s time for Texas to lose: We lead the nation in drunk driving deaths.
They’ve been stealing bikes around Texas, but they finally got caught. And speaking of bike thieves, Bicycling Magazine has some steps for you to take to increase the chances of your bike coming home if it is stolen.
Houstonites are concerned about the low number of Safe Passing citations that have been issued since the law went into effect.
A man has been arrested following a hit-and-run in Texas City last week.
Sugar Land and Missouri City have plans to add hike & bike trails.
A boy in Fort Worth learned the hard way how important it is to always lock your bike– but Fort Worth police got the bike back.
Monday, January 19, is a fee-free day at all National Parks.
Some cities are designing their streets for people.
This pair of studies are a bit old, but still worth sharing: Despite perception to the contrary, an Australian study found that 7% of people on bikes ran red lights while the rest did not. Meanwhile, a survey of drivers found that two-thirds reported regularly driving faster than the posted speed limit. h/t Moz Le on Google+.
Cargo bikes are catching on worldwide, including at UPS.
One Oregon mom lost her bike to theft, and used that moment to propel her children’s school to an even bigger bicycling program.
A Portland startup is working on an affordable way for cities to get accurate bicycle counts.
A city in Florida is removing a road diet, but it’s not all bad news.
Londoners who live near more greenery are prescribed fewer antidepressants.
Photo: Texas elementary school students learning about bike safety.
Have a great weekend!