Many of you attempted to participate in TxDOT’s online public open house a few weeks ago about the 2040 Long-Range Plan updates and were unable to log on. Because of the technical difficulties and high level of interest in the updates, TxDOT has agreed to host another online meeting so people who ride bikes in […]
BikeNews; Action Alerts
Action Alert: Attend TxDOT’s Online Meeting
Action Alert: Contact Congress Now About Cycling Deaths
In recent weeks, people who ride bikes across Texas have been shocked and saddened by the loss of even more of our own to collisions. 2013 has been a terrible year for bicyclist deaths in Texas. We want a better future, and we know you want that, too. BikeTexas is proud to join with our […]
Action Alert: Contact TxDOT to Prevent a Bike Ban
Last month, The Texas Transportation Commission (TTC) added a last-minute item to their May meeting agenda to propose banning cyclists from all TxDOT-controlled toll roads. Fortunately, we heard about the agenda item in time to attend the meeting and testify against such a ban. The TTC pulled the item from the agenda for more study. […]
Action Alert: Contact Senator Nichols
We need your help! Complete Streets (SB 565) and Safe Passing (SB 1515) have not yet been scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Transportation Committee. Time is running out for these bills in the legislative session. Senator Robert Nichols of District 3 is the Transportation Committee Chair. If you live in Sen. Nichols’ district, […]
Action Alert: Contact House Transportation Committee Members TODAY
Complete Streets (HB 1102) and Safe Passing (HB 2225) have both had their initial hearing in the House Transportation Committee. We’re hoping these bills will come up for a vote in the House Transportation Committee tomorrow, April 23. We need your help! Listed below are those representatives who have not yet confirmed a YES vote […]
Action Alert: Complete Streets and Safe Passing Hearing in House Transportation Committee on April 9
Great news! Complete Streets (HB 1102) and Safe Passing (HB 2225) have both been scheduled for a hearing in the House Transportation Committee on Tuesday, April 9. We’re thrilled that both of these bills have reached the next step toward coming to a vote. Now you can help get them out of committee and onto […]
URGENT: Sen. Hutchison Needs to Hear From You Today
Earlier this week we thought the transportation conference was dead and we were headed for another extension. Over the last two days, Senate and House leadership decided to push for a bill by June 30, directing the Transportation Conference Committee to go into serious negotiations for a final bill. Top on their agenda: working out an […]
ACTION ALERT 6/12/12: Contact Senator Hutchison ASAP
To all Texas bicycle supporters: Developments last week on the federal transportation bill are ominous and threaten to completely eliminate programs that fund trails, walking and bicycling. Right now, the Senate must hold the line in negotiations on the next federal transportation bill, and you are the key to convincing Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison to […]
San Antonio Residents – Vote Saturday May 12 for Better Roads for Biking
San Antonio residents have a chance this Saturday, May 12, to vote YES for bonds that will greatly improve many San Antonio roads for biking and walking. Find your voting location using your street address or by using your voter registration information. On May 12, 2012 San Antonio voters will have the opportunity to vote on […]
ACT NOW to Save Biking and Walking in Texas!
AT THIS VERY MOMENT, the U.S. Senate and House are taking action to eliminate key programs that fund walking and biking LET’S TAKE ACTION TO PRESERVE WALKING AND BIKING IN TEXAS MAP-21 in the Senate and H.R.7 in the House – as they stand now – represent the forces that want to spend all […]
ACTION ALERT: Contact Texas Senators to Save Recreational Trails
Dear (Contact First Name), Texas trails need your help right now! As soon as TODAY – Tuesday, March 6th – the U.S. Senate may take action on the transportation bill, also known as MAP-21. We need your help to make sure that Senators Hutchison and Cornyn support the Klobuchar Amendment to MAP-21 (Amendment […]
Action Alert: Take the TPWD Survey
It’s time to show your support of Texas State Parks. The Recreation Grants Branch at Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is conducting a survey of Texas citizens. Please show your support by responding. Click here to Take the Survey Two great reasons to take the survey: TPWD, always on the Texas Legislative chopping block, […]
Contact Congress: Do Not Cut Bike-Ped Funds!
Three federal programs critical to walking and biking, Transportation Enhancements, Safe Routes to School and Recreational Trails Program, are being targeted for elimination as the transportation bill is being written in the House and Senate committees. House Transportation Chairman John Mica (R-FL) announced yesterday that his transportation bill will eliminate dedicated funding for bicycling and […]
Action Alert: Ask your Senator today to Vote Yes on SB 513 – Complete Streets
Time is running out, Please Ask Your State Senator TODAY to Support the Complete Streets Bill! SB 513 passed out of committee yesterday, and we must confirm 21 YES votes in the Senate before it can be brought for a vote on the Senate floor, which could happen as early as Tuesday. Please call your […]
Action Alert: Ask Senate Transportation Committee to vote YES on SB 513
House Transportation Committee Approves Complete Streets! The bill passed the House committee yesterday, but is still pending in the Senate committee. We need you to: Ask the Senate committee members to vote YES on Complete Streets The Senate Transportation Committee has heard the Complete Streets Bill (SB 513), but they have left it pending […]
URGENT: Complete Streets Senate Hearing Wed., April 13!
Please make time to attend this important hearingfor our Complete Streets legislation! Wednesday, April 13Complete Streets Senate Committee Hearing Texas Cyclists! The Complete Streets Bill has been scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Transportation Committee, and we need your help! If you can be in Austin, please plan to attend the hearing, wearing a […]
ROOM CORRECTION – March 16 Complete Streets Public Hearing – Rm. E2.028
Don’t forget – WE NEED YOU Wednesday morning, March 16, at the Capitol in room E2.028 for the Complete Streets hearing! The hearing starts at 8am, and don’t forget to wear a suit! The hearing will take place in Room E2.028. See BikeTexas.org/CompleteStreets for more details.
ACTION ALERT – El Paso to vote on Safe Passing
El Paso cyclists- The El Paso City Council will vote on the Safe Passing Ordinance tomorrow, Tuesday, December 7! BikeTexas has been working with the El Paso City Council for months to bring forward a Safe Passing Ordinance. Now is the time for El Paso cyclists to show their strength and to help make sure […]
ACTION ALERT! – Sign the Safe Passing Petition!
Dear fellow Texas cyclists, As you know, last week Governor Perry vetoed the Safe Passing Bill (SB 488). This bill would have made Texas roads safer by requiring motorists to give three feet clearance when passing a cyclist or other vulnerable road user. We are deeply disappointed in the Governor’s decision. Preparation for the next […]
ACTION UPDATE – Governor Vetoes Safe Passing
Governor Vetos Safe Passing Bill Dear fellow Texas cyclists, We are stunned. After passing SB 488 through both houses of the legislature with overwhelming bipartisan margins and responding to every legislator’s concern with information or compromise, Governor Perry killed the bill today. In spite of the huge number of phone calls in the span of […]