Looking for some weekend reading? Look no further than these links we thought were worth sharing this week:
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From around Texas:
Folks in El Paso delivered books by bike to Douglass Elementary School with the Ride for Reading program.
Brownsville has installed its first bike repair station on the Belden Trail.
Corpus Christi has decided it’s time to update its bike/ped plan, ten years after it was first written.
Get your BMX bike ready: Frisco is building a pump track.
San Antonio police are offering a reward in a hit-and-run death of a man on a bike.
In happier news in San Antonio, check out this review of the Mission Reach trail.
One more from San Antonio for good measure: VIA has debuted new bike lids at stations.
Amarillo is considering hike-and-bike trail improvements.
Denton is taking on pedestrian safety.
Dallas has approved people-counters for its trail system.
The Houston Chronicle takes on the problem of METRO’s bus stops.
And while we’re in Houston, check out this PBS NewsHour segment about their Bicycle Master Plan.
One of the new additions to the Streetsblog family– Streetsblog Texas– is up and running!
Fort Collins, CO, has added bike racks to their ambulances, because “On average, two to four bikes are transported in ambulances every day.” While this is a nice move, that statement had us wondering what’s going on in Fort Collins. Fortunately, clarification is available– most of those bikes being moved aren’t from injured cyclists.
Our friends at Bicycle Indiana are working on a Safe Passing Law in the Indiana General Assembly.
New bikeshare innovations are focusing on equity.
London is planning the world’s longest cycletrack. They’ve also come round to the idea of bicycles as mass transit. Bicycle trip to Britain, anyone?
Oklahoma City decided against a bizarre ordinance that would have required people on bikes to stay three feet from cars.
Janet Lafleur has a bright idea– Bike to Shop Day. See her and many others at the National Bike Summit, March 10-12.
Have a great weekend!
Photo: Collage of photos from the El Paso Ride for Reading event. Photos courtesy of Victor Cordero.