Looking for some weekend reading? Look no further than these links we thought were worth sharing this week:
The U.S. transportation bill is headed for conference, and three Texas Representatives are on the committee. If you live or work in the Brian Babin (R-36, Woodville), Blake Farenthold (R-27, Corpus Christi), or Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-30, Dallas) districts, would you be willing to make a visit to the district office? Let us know.
Big news is coming from the League on Monday–the newest round of bicycle friendly cities will be announced! Stay tuned to find out what Texas cities made the list. Brush up on current Texas Bicycle Friendly Communities before the big announcement.
From around Texas:
Bike Hutto keeps on working hard to make Hutto a great place to ride a bike! Its latest project? A new Share the Road campaign in Hutto.
The Houston Bike Challenge is underway!
San Antonio, take the SA Tomorrow Bike Survey.
El Paso, take the Regional Transportation Survey. It’s critical that El Paso MPO hear from folks who ride bikes, so they can have the numbers to back up planning for active transportation. Make sure your voice is heard!
Tyler is still working on the next link in its bicycle network.
TxDOT wants to #EndTheStreakTX— and so do we. Be sure to ask TxDOT for Safe Streets policies like accommodating all road users, installing active transportation infrastructure, and using TAP funds for their intended purpose instead of transferring those funds away.
Another study confirms what advocates have been saying for years: if cities want to make riding a bike safer, the kinds of laws they need to pass are about well-designed infrastructure.
Not just recreation: a survey in Chicago found that one of the highest groups of people riding bikes were low-income folks going to and from work.
The more visible bikeshare stations are, the better.
Beijing has filled up with cars in just a few short years, and now is looking to the bicycle as a solution.
Atlanta has a chief bicycle officer to make the city a great place to live, not just drive.
San Francisco is using elevation to help protect a new bike lane.
Have a great weekend!
Photo: When a bicycle advocate from Texas visits New York, naturally she takes pictures of bicycles.