Looking for some weekend reading? Look no further than these links we thought were worth sharing this week:
Do you have a PE class, Scout group, bike train, or other group of young people who need bike safety materials for the upcoming school year? Request a free BikePedEd Sample Pack here.
From around Texas:
Congratulations to El Paso on the City Council’s unanimous vote to adopt a Complete Streets Policy!
Hotter’N Hell Hundred, celebrating its 40th year in 2022, has been named one of the top 5 centuries in the country by Bicycling magazine. Not registered yet? You still have time before August 27 gets here.
Transit ridership is up on San Antonio’s Via–and for some routes, it’s way up. This is not surprising considering that commuting costs continue to rise across the U.S.
The future of bike/ped improvements on Broadway Street in San Antonio, which were approved by voters, remains uncertain as the city and TxDOT continue to disagree over the path forward.
The US House is considering an amendment that would cut funding for US DOT’s Equity Action Plan, a plan that according to the League of American Bicyclists, would “increas[e] safe access to everyday destinations for everyone — including improving multimodal options, like bicycling, walking and transit, that have been neglected over decades.” Ask your US Rep to vote no on the Grothman Amendment here.
Are you doing some longer rides this summer–say, to get ready for the Hotter’N Hell Hundred, perhaps? Momentum Magazine has some tips to make your ride smooth and safe as you go longer than ever before.
Pedestrian deaths are on the rise in the US, and poor street design bears at least some of the blame.
DC’s Metro system is currently testing an app that gives blind users audio, step-by-step directions while using the transit system.
Have a great weekend!