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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
“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 […]
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 […]
SB248: Senate Transportation Committee Hearing set for February 14!! SB248, the Safe Passing Bill, which is co-authored by Senator Rodney Ellis and Chairman John Carona, will be presented to the State Senate Transportation and Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday, February 14 at 8:15 am. Your attendance is needed to show support of SB248. The Hearing […]
Cyclists’ Appeals Fall on Deaf Ears On Tuesday, June 13, 2006, cyclists filled the room at the Anna City Council public hearing about the bike ban on FM 455 in Collin County, north of Dallas. The Herald Democrat newspaper estimated that almost 100 cyclists gathered for the hearing.