For this Throwback Thursday post, we’ll look at October at BikeTexas through the years. Post title is from the Hal Borland quote “October is the fallen leaf, but it is also a wider horizon more clearly seen.”
Austin became the first Texas city to enact a Safe Passing Ordinance on October 22, 2009. Since then, 24 other Texas cities have followed suit.
October is a good month for bike friendliness! We presented BikeTexas Champion awards to bike-friendly legislators Texas Senator Rodney Ellis and Texas Representative Linda Harper-Brown in 2011, and a year ago, Houston became Texas’ fourth recognized Bicycle Friendly Community.
October is a banner month for bike and walking education!
- Read about International Walk to School Day in 2009 and 2012.
- Teaching bicycling with scooter boards
- SuperCyclist (now SafeCyclist) Training reached over 300 teachers in 2007
- SuperCyclist went to Pasadena
- Texas A&M students taught local elementary students how to bike safely, while Huston-Tillitson students got a hands-on lesson on riding through Austin
- Cycling education comes in handy in an English-learning summer camp in Si Gang, Taiwan
Photos– Top: BikeTexas (Texas Bicycle Coalition) booth at Tour de Fat in October 2004; bottom: meeting students at a UT Austin health fair in October 2007.