It’s almost hard to belive that only a week ago, some Texans were gearing up for the Hotter’N Hell Hundred while others were bracing themselves for Harvey to make landfall. We’ve always known our state is big enough to hold the biggest triumphs and the deepest heartbreaks, and that Texans are strong enough in mind, body, and spirit to face whatever comes without backing down.
Gulf Coast friends, Texas has your back and won’t let you get through this alone.
The rest of the state is back in school this week. We hope everyone had a great first week back! Check out our back-to-school resources here.
We’re honored to announce an exciting partnership with Trek Bikes– for every Trek sold in Texas in September, Trek will donate $10 to BikeTexas to support bicycle advocacy and education across the state! Need to upgrade or add to your N+1? Now’s the time!
We’re giving away a bike! Entry period continues until September 20.
New univerisity student? New to Texas? Welcome! Check out this overview of Texas bike laws, and our guide to using public transportation. You’ll be rolling in no time!
From around Texas:
Houston B-cycle is already hard at work getting stations and bikes repaired and ready to roll again.
CAMPO’s 2045 Regional Active Transportation Plan is available for public comment.
Before the storm hit last week, Houston’s city council approved the fiscal year allocation of the Bayou Greenways Projects bond money. Whatever the future holds for Houston’s parks, we hope these greenways are able to continue to grow and offer great spaces for Houstonites to relax and enjoy their city.
Velo Paso takes a look at pedestrian accommodation during local construction projects. It isn’t pretty.
Baby Boomers aren’t getting any faster at crossing the street as they age. So it’s time to design all-ages friendly streets.
Check out this virtual reality look at how pedestrians might interact with autonomous vehicles.
The National Traffic Safety Board has finally addressed speed as an issue in traffic fatalities.
Winnipeg, Canada, is experimenting with temporary protected bike lane infrastructure in a nine-month pilot program.
Bernice Dapaah is making her community better, one bamboo bike at a time.
Great explanation of level of traffic stress for people who ride bikes.
Have a safe holiday weekend.