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Advocacy Shifting Gears







Shifting Gears is BikeTexas' biennial policy presentation that takes place during the legislative session. We invite an active transportation expert to speak to the Texas legislature about specific policy areas and how active transportation can benefit Texas. Frequently, the Shifting Gears speaker will also give lectures to the public.


Past Shifting Gears speakers:

2015: Brigadier General Bill Weber

2013: John Pucher

2011: Gil Peñalosa

2009: Enrique Peñalosa

Shifting Gears 2015 with Brigadier General Bill Weber

BG WeberBikeTexas' 2015 policy luncheon for state legislators and staff, Shifting Gears: Transportation, Health, and the Economy, took place on Wednesday, January 21. 

This year's topic was Active Transportation: Walking and Biking for National Security with featured speaker Brigadier General Bill Weber, U.S. Army, Ret., from Mission: Readiness, the organization that authored the publication "Too Fat to Fight". 




Shifting Gears 2013 with John Pucher

John PucherFor BikeTexas' 2013 policy lecture series "Shifting Gears: Transportation, Health, and the Economy," we welcomed Dr. John Pucher to Texas.








Shifting Gears 2011 with Gil Penalosa

Gil PenalosaBikeTexas is very excited to have been able to host Gil Penalosa at evening public events in Austin and San Antonio February 2 and 3, 2011, as well as a Transportation and Health Policy Luncheon at the state Capitol on February 3.





Shifting Gears 2009 with Enrique Penalosa

enrique penalosa mediumOn Wednesday, January 21st, former mayor of Bogotá Enrique Peñalosa visited Texas to serve as guest speaker at the BikeTexas Shifting Gears Luncheon and urban bike ride.




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