Governor Plans to Veto Safe Passing Bill Today!Forward this to every cyclist you know! Dear Fellow Texas Cyclists, Every cyclist in Texas must call Governor Perry today and insist that he allow SB 488 to pass! The governor mistakenly thinks that the bill puts all of the responsibility on the motorist.There might be time to […]
BikeNews; Action Alerts
ACTION ALERT! – Governor Plans to Veto Safe Passing Bill Today
ACTION UPDATE – Safe Passing Passes Texas House and Senate
Safe Passing Bill Passes Texas House and Senate!If and when it is signed by the Governor, it will become Texas law. The final version of the Safe Passing Bill, SB 488, was passed yesterday by the Texas House. Today, the Senate voted on it, and overwhelmingly voted to pass it. That was the final step […]
ACTION UPDATE – Safe Passing Leaps Another Hurdle!
It is one step closer to being enacted into law. The Safe Passing Bill, SB 488, was passed yesterday by the Texas House under the steady hand and watchful eye of Representative Linda Harper-Brown (R-Irving). SB 488 had previously passed the Senate and been sent to the House Transportation Committee. The Transportation Committee passed SB […]
ACTION UPDATE – Safe Passing sent to Local and Consent Calendar
Safe Passing Bill (SB 488) passed the House Transportation Committee and has been sent to the Local and Consent Calendar The Senate version of the Safe Passing Bill (SB 488) passed the House Transportation Committee on Tuesday May 5th. SB 488 was sent to the Local and Consent Calendar to be scheduled for a vote […]
ACTION UPDATE – Safe Passing Passes Senate Floor!
Safe Passing Passes Full Senate Vote is 28-2! Thanks to Cyclists in Suits Participants for a successful lobby day. The 2009 Safe Passing Bill, Senate Bill 488 was passed today by the Texas State Senate by a vote of 28-2.Over the last two weeks, BikeTexas has been working with Senators Rodney Ellis (D-Houston) and Dan […]
ACTION UPDATE – Safe Passing Passes House Transportation Committee
Safe Passing Bill Passes! House Transportation Committee Late Amendment by Committee Has Problems The 2009 Safe Passing Bill, House Bill HB 827 was heard and passed yesterday by the Texas State House Committee on Transportation by a vote of 8-0. Unfortunately, the committee amendment to HB 827 includes problematic provisions. We have been here before […]
ACTION UPDATE – No Movement in the Senate
Safe Passing Not Introduced on Senate Floor Today The 2009 Safe Passing Bill (CSSB 488 / CSHB 827) was not introduced on the Texas Senate floor for a vote today. We hope the bill will be introduced next week. We are not certain this will happen. Is support in the Senate slipping?We are concerned that […]
ACTION ALERT – Safe Passing Bill at Risk!
Safe Passing Bill At RiskContact Your Senator NOW! Today, Senator Rodney Ellis (D-Houston) introduced the 2009 Safe Passing Bill (CSSB 488 / CSHB 827) on the floor of the Texas State Senate. In a dialogue with Senator Ellis, Senator Dan Patrick (R-Houston) raised concerns about several aspects of the bill. Senator Ellis chose to withdraw […]
ACTION ALERT – Contact Your Senators
Senate Floor Vote on Safe Passing Likely Next Week!Senate to vote week of April 6; read belowto find out if your senator supports Safe Passing As we told you last week, the 2009 Safe Passing Bill (CSSB 488) passed the Senate Transportation Committee on a 7-2 vote. The next step is a floor vote by […]
ACTION ALERT – Bike Questions Required on Drivers Test
Bill Requires Driver’s License Test Takers toDemonstrate Knowledge of Motorist Responsibilities to CyclistsAttend the Hearing; Contact Your Transportation Comm. Senator On Monday, April 6, the Senate Transportation Committee will hear SB 2041, a very important bill for the safety of cyclists on Texas roads. This bill will require those taking the test to receive their […]
ACTION UPDATE – Safe Passing Passes Senate Transportation Committee
Safe Passing Passes! Senate Transportation Committee After business hours yesterday, BikeTexas received a call with some great news – the Safe Passing Bill (CSSB 488) passed the Senate Transportation Committee on a 7-2 vote!
ACTION UPDATE – Safe Passing Pending in Senate Transportation Comm.
Safe Passing Pending!Senate Transportation Committee In the SenateSenate HearingHearing Update:Just a few hours ago, BikeTexas staff returned from the Senate Transportation Committee Hearing with one more step completed towards the success of the 2009 Safe Passing Bill. The Committee heard testimony in favor of the bill (CSSB 488) from tow truck operators and the BikeTexas […]
ACTION ALERT – Senate Committee Hearing Rescheduled
Safe Passing Bill Hearing Rescheduled inState Senate Transportation Committee!Now to take place Monday, March 30 Update: What’s happening now. The 2009 Safe Passing Bill, Committee Substitute Senate Bill 488 will be heard by the Texas State Senate Committee on Transportation & Homeland Security on Monday, March 30, 2009 at 8:00 a.m. in Hearing Room E1.016 […]
ACTION ALERT – Safe Passing House Committee Hearing
Safe Passing Bill Hearing in State House Transportation Committee!An Update, and What You Can Do. What’s happening now. The 2009 Safe Passing bill, House Bill HB 827, authored by Representatives Linda Harper-Brown, Carol Kent, Eddie Lucio III and Ellen Cohen, will be heard by the Texas State House Committee on Transportation on Tuesday, March 24 […]
ACTION ALERT – Senate Committee Meeting Canceled
Dear Fellow Cyclists, The Transportation and Homeland Security Committee scheduled for March 11 has been CANCELED. SB 488, the Safe Passing bill will not be heard on March 11. Please stay tuned for the next step in advancing the Safe Passing bill. Thank you. The BikeTexas Legislative Team. All of us know how important this […]
ACTION ALERT – Austin Cyclists! Show up! Safe Passing Bill
Dear fellow Austin area cyclists, Please attend the Senate Committee Hearing on the Safe Passing Bill – SB 488 – Tomorrow (Wednesday March 11) at 7:30AM at the Capitol in E1.016. Wear a suit! We need as many attendees as possible to help insure passage of both SB 488 (Safe Passing) and SB 161 (Safe […]
ACTION ALERT – Support the Boardwalk at Lady Bird Lake
Want to see the trail around Lady Bird Lake completed?Then show your support for the Boardwalk! Austin area cyclists: The City Council will vote on this Thursday, March 5th, on a resolution to approve the Riverside Boardwalk Trail’s current alignment as presented by the Parks and Recreation Department. Join us at a press event Thursday […]
ACTION ALERT – Safe Passing Bill Committee Hearing in Senate
Safe Passing Bill Hearing in State Senate Transportation Committee!An Update, and What You Can Do. What’s happening now. The 2009 Safe Passing Act, Senate Bill SB 488 will be heard by the Texas State Senate Committee on Transportation & Homeland Security on Wednesday morning, March 11, 2009 in Hearing Room E1.016 in the Capitol Extension. […]
ACTION ALERT – Support Bike/Ped Projects in Recovery Bill
“This is not a time to build [bike paths]. If we are going to invest in infrastructure, invest in infrastructure that actually makes the economy more efficient, such as roads that are needed.” -Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.), Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009 If you disagree,please call your Congressperson today! Calling All Bicyclists and Pedestrians! Please Take […]
ACTION ALERT – Call For Attendance at the Next TxDOT Enhancements Meeting!
The next TxDOT meeting is in Austin, Texas, on March 22 at 9:00am at the TxDOT Headquarters: 125 East 11th St. (In the Greer Building across from the State Capitol). We are asking our Austin-area members and interest groups to make an appearance at the meeting to show support of the Enhancements issue. Texas Bicycle […]