Looking for some weekend reading? Look no further than these links we thought were worth sharing this week:
The new Bicycle Friendly State rankings are out, and Texas is number 30.
The new round of Bicycle Friendly Businesses is out, too, but there are no new Texas businesses on the list. Sad times! Want your business to be designated as bike-friendly? Start here.
Find out the winner of our Bike to Work Day giveaway here.
We need you! Volunteer, have fun, and enter to win a bike on June 19 in Austin.
From around Texas:
Get your laundry done by bike. Only in Austin for now, but here’s hoping the idea catches on!
See a great editorial about the fitness push–including bikes!– in the RGV.
Bike to Work Day may be behind us, but happy memories live on! Check out coverage from North Texas and Houston.
Abilene City Council approved updates to its bike plan.
Jana Giles of Lubbock is riding across the US this summer. (We bet she gets to the top of the National Bike Challenge leaderboard really fast.)
Have your say about the Houston Bike Plan on May 30.
A call to end victim-blaming when people on foot or on bikes are killed by drivers.
An interesting discussion about bike lanes working for people with mobility challenges popped up on the People for Bikes site this week.
Really nice Washington Post article about children and their own neighborhood streets.
Walkable neighborhoods are real estate gold.
This article about Bike to Shop Day in Palo Alto is great! The comments show some confusion about what riding your bike for errands is actually like, though.
The latest cool thing in bicycle friendly businesses? Hospitals. (Because if anyone knows the benefits of biking, it’s medical professionals!)
Oh, look! Another article about how a biking or walking commute is a great thing for your health and mood. Plus another one (this one from the UK) for good measure.
Better sit down for this one: a driver drove into a house, hitting a nursery room (the baby is okay), and there are no charges. What?
A 14-year-old in NYC is tired of losing schoolmates to inattentive drivers, so she’s doing something about it.
Have a great weekend!
Photo: Getting around San Antonio’s Siclovia in 2013.