Looking for some weekend reading? Look no further than these links we thought were worth sharing this week:
Are you at Hotter’N Hell this weekend? Be sure to stop by the BikeTexas booth and say hello! Also, check out this weekend’s membership specials and our sale on bike lights.
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.
We’re delighted that Texas won multiple RAISE grants in this round of awardees, including $25 million for Bicycle Tourism Trails.
From around Texas:
Houston advocates have a proposal for crossing White Oak Bayou.
The votes are in, and the multi-use path that will connect Dallas and Fort Worth now has a name.
TxDOT has designated $146 million for transit across Texas.
Denton Parks and Rec is hosting a virtual meeting about the Pecan Creek Trail on Tuesday, August 30. Registration to attend is required.
The 20th San Antonio Síclovía is coming September 25. Want to take your participation to a new level? Sign up to volunteer at Síclovía here.
Five US cities, including Austin, were able to build miles of bike lanes much more quickly than expected.
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. Multiple events around Texas are already planned–find one near you or start planning an event today.
Research suggests that folks over 85 should walk 10 minutes a day for an essential health boost–just one more reason to design safe streets for all ages that allow our senior citizens to age in place.
A new documentary takes a closer look at bicyclist and pedestrian deaths across the US.
Strong Towns makes the argument that cities that want to attract transit riders need to build transit in places where people want to go.
The city of Cincinnati, home to BikeTexas’ communications gal (she calls it our Very North Texas office), is working on eliminating parking requirements in a pedestrian-heavy neighborhood to attract more amenities, like restaurants. The same neighborhood is also about to get more bike and pedestrian infrastructure via a RAISE grant.
California is trying again for a stop-as-yield law, after addressing concerns with a prior version of a bill.
Have a great weekend!