Looking for some weekend reading? Look no further than these links we thought were worth sharing this week:
Get a BikeTexas jersey or t-shirt tax free Friday through Sunday during Texas’ Sales Tax Holiday. While you’re in the store, grab yourself a set of bike lights–they are still subject to sales tax but do come with free shipping!
As always, if you are out doing some shopping this weekend, BikeTexas encourages you to shop small whenever you can–visit local businesses and especially your local bike shops!
From around Texas:
Regular registration for the Hotter’N Hell Hundred continues through August 21. Late registration, if there are spots still available, will be open at the HHH Expo August 25-27.
More medical providers around Houston are looking to join the Bike Rx program that was begun by the American Heart Association, Houston BCycle, and Legacy Community Health.
Fort Worth’s 76104 zip code has been identified as having the lowest life expectancy in the state and is the subject of a NTCOG grant to provide transit options for healthcare, groceries, and other basic needs in the neighborhood.
The battle for the future of Broadway Street in San Antonio continues. The city is working hard to deliver on the plan that voters approved in 2017 but has been stalled by TxDOT.
Houston Chronicle’s editorial board wrote in favor of a proposed 25-mile bus rapid transit line this week, saying “We need to give future generations transportation choices — from light rail to buses to bicycle lanes.”
Strong Towns points out that if we build cities that are safe for children, they’ll automatically be safer for everyone.
Streetsblog looks at the importance of toilet facilities for biking, walking, and transit users.
Why is riding a bike so awesome? NPR’s Bill Chappell writes about his experiences.
And finally, Streetsblog talks about why cities need to be doing a better job at counting people riding bikes.
Have a great weekend!