The Dallas Morning News recently published an article about the Anna bike ban. Texas Bicycle Coalition is working with local bicycle advocates and the Texas Department of Transportation to resolve the bike ban issue. Look for a complete update in the June BikeTexas e-newsletter.
Dallas Morning News
Friday, May 19, 2006
Bicycle ban angers cyclists
Anna: Riders want access to popular route; city cites safety issues
By Jennifer Emily
If safety is indeed the issue, let cyclists make the decision themselves, said Robin Stallings, executive director of the Texas Bike Coalition.
“We live in Texas. It’s pretty independent. Texans get to decide for themselves about their safety,” Mr. Stallings said. “We believe they are more concerned about motorists’ inconvenience. Sometimes, you gotta slow down for grandpa, and sometimes you have to slow down for a bicyclist.”
But Mr. Stallings said there are other ways to protect cyclists. He said cycling organizations are talking with the city of Anna as well as with attorneys about their options.
For the full article, visit Dallas Morning News.