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The inaugural Emancipation Bike Ride on June 14 followed a 60-mile route from the Port of Galveston to Emancipation Park in Houston. The ride celebrated Juneteenth as well as the successful passage of a bill, sponsored by Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee, to name the route “The Emancipation Trail.” This is only the second National Historic […]
BikeTexas endorses Robert Rose for Mayor of Bryan. Mr. Rose is the most likely of the mayoral candidates to implement the protected bike lane and complete streets networks in the City of Bryan. As a bike shop owner, he understands the needs of people who ride bikes, and we believe as mayor Mr. Rose will […]
Early Voting is October 21-November 1 Parks funding in Texas is a struggle–but we already have a solution. Twenty-six years ago, the Texas Legislature provided for parks funding with a sales tax on sporting goods sales (including bicycles). Unfortunately, the money that should have been going toward parks has since often been rerouted for other […]
Great news! Governor Abbot signed HB 2188 into law on Friday, June 7. The law goes into effect on September 1. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your calls and emails to your elected officials. You made a difference this legislative session! HB 2188 was authored by Rep John Frullo, co-authored by Rep Lyle […]
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 […]