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We’re pleased to announce a new partnership with the City of Brownsville! With funding from Brownsville and other sources, BikeTexas will work with the City to implement their new bicycle plan and help make Brownsville a great place to ride a bike.
BikeTexas leadership will be looking to local governments, private organizations, and sponsors in neighboring communities in the region to participate in this partnership and truly make a this a regional effort. South Texas is already a leader in the state for bicycle friendliness, with more Safe Passing cities than any other part of Texas. We’re delighted to be working in this fast-growing region of Texas!
One result of BikeTexas’ recent Strategic Planning Survey was many Texans asking BikeTexas to have more of a local presence, much like during the pilot Safe Routes to School programs in 2005-2008. At that time, BikeTexas had local staff in Amarillo, Lubbock, Fort Worth, and Wichita Falls. We’ll have local staff in Brownsville as part of this project and work on a local level once again. We believe this partnership in Brownsville can be a model for how BikeTexas can be directly involved in local efforts in other areas around the state.