Looking for some weekend reading? Look no further than these links we thought were worth sharing this week:
We’re delighted that Texas won multiple RAISE grants in this first year of awardees, including $25 million for Bicycle Tourism Trails.
Back to school is here! Are you ready to roll? Check out our tips for biking and walking to school and make this year the best one yet.
Are you headed to Hotter’N Hell next week? Be sure to stop by the BikeTexas booth and say hello! We’ll have plenty of items from our store on hand if you need to do some shopping.
From around Texas:
Regular registration for the Hotter’N Hell Hundred continues through August 21. Late registration (i.e., higher cost) begins at 12:01 AM August 22 and continues, if there are spots still available, through the HHH Expo August 25-27.
Citibus Lubbock was awarded a US DOT grant to purchase 48 new hybrid electric buses.
Denton High School is working to be sure bicycle and pedestrian access is available at its new campus.
Wichita Falls just celebrated crosswalk improvements made possible by an America Walks grant.
San Antonio Síclovía is looking for volunteers for the September 25 event.
Houston Parks is also looking for volunteers.
Registration is now open for Walk & Roll to School Day, coming October 12! Plenty of Texas events are already registered–check out what’s happening near you or register your event here. Not sure where to begin with your event? Start with the BikeTexas Walk to School Day Team Leader Checklist (PDF download).
Park(ing) Day 2022 is coming up September 16, 17, & 18. (That sounds more like Park(ing) Days to us, but we get not messing with a winning name.) Multiple events around Texas are already planned–find one near you or start planning an event today.
We have a guide for biking and walking to school in Texas, but here’s another guide that contains valuable info about school buses and key reminders for drivers.
TTAT keynote speakers Melissa and Chris Bruntlett reshared their article about bike licensing in the light of some UK politicians calling for bike licenses. Again. The tl;dr is this: “Every single city around the world that has studied a bike licensing scheme has rejected it. And every city that has rushed into enacting one has quickly abandoned it.”
Claudia Mason, who sadly lost her husband to a hit-and-run driver in July, issued an emotional plea for drivers to slow down.
An old article but a timely concept: Strong Towns argues that a walkable street is an economically strong street.
Have a great weekend!