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With only a few weeks remaining in the legislative session, action at the Capitol is in full swing and we’re busy meeting with legislators to keep bike-related bills moving. Here’s what’s happening right now: HB 2188, the ebike bill authored by Representative John Frullo: has passed the House! It now goes to the Senate […]
The 86th Texas Legislature is underway. We’re still in the quiet early days of the session, but hang on tight–things are about to heat up. Right now, we’re still working on securing authors for bills that matter to people who ride bikes. These include bills relating to safety, funding for infrastructure, electric bicycles, and more. […]
Join us on February 25 in Austin to lobby the 86th Texas Legislature for better access, safety, and education for all people who ride bikes in Texas.
BikeTexas is delighted to announce that our own Executive Director, Robin Stallings, was awarded the Advocate of the Year Award by the League of American Bicyclists at the National Bike Summit. Bill Nesper, Executive Director of the League, says, “Robin has been a leader in the US bicycling movement for decades. His creativity and drive to […]
Mark your calendars! The Texas Primary Election is March 6, but early voting starts today and runs through March 2. If you aren’t registered, you can’t vote in the primary, but now’s a good time to get your registraiton in so you’re able to vote in November. Check out the Texas Secretary of State site […]
Dr. John Pucher and Dr. Ralph Buehler have published a new article, “Cycling towards a more sustainable transport future,” in Transport Review. The article considers the rapid growth in bicycle use across the world since 1990, and suggests policy and infrastructure improvements for continued growth. Dr. Pucher and Dr. Buehler are the authors of the 2012 book City […]
The ink was barely dry on the Distracted Driving bill, passed into law in the regular session, before the legislature went after the cities that pushed them to adopt a statewide texting ban in the first place. SB 15 sought to void local hands-free and no-texting ordinances around the state, wresting local control away from […]
Hotter’N Hell weekend is always a special time for us at BikeTexas. I look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones. This year, one face is missing even more than usual, the one friend who I saw for the last time at Hotter’N Hell five years ago. Iris Stagner poured her passion and […]
BikeTexas had several priority bills during the 85th Texas Legislature. The good news is that HB 62, No Texting While Driving, finally passed after many years of work and was signed into law by the governor. Under this law, drivers may not read, write, send texts, or communicate via other electronic messages while the vehicle […]
We want to extend our thanks to the more than 80 citizen advocates who signed up for Cyclists in Suits on March 27. BikeTexas members and friends from across the state visited every legislative office to advocate for safe bicycling and walking. Volunteers provided information about Vision Zero (House Bill 1677/Senate Bill 1245), the Iris […]