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Thursday, June 23, 2016 by Audrey McGlinchy

Advocates say bond funding for Bicycle Master Plan could diversify local biking community

Sharmar Mohamed Hassan doesn’t know the words in English to describe his bicycle. So he uses his native language, Somali, to tell me it’s a green road bike. And it’s his primary form of transportation in Austin — which, at…

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Friday, May 6, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Bond Oversight commissioners nix bike plan recommendation

Austin’s Bond Oversight Commission on Thursday evening voted down a proposed recommendation to City Council to consider placing on the November ballot a bond that would fund bicycle and sidewalk infrastructure. Chair Keri Burchard-Juarez, who was put on the commission…

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Travis County considers ambitious bicycle and pedestrian proposals

The Travis County Commissioners Court has flung itself into the ongoing conversation about funding bicycle infrastructure in Central Texas. On Tuesday, the court-appointed Bicycle Safety Task Force presented a long list of detailed proposals to enhance multimodal alternatives in unincorporated…

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Friday, April 29, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Bike Austin rallies toward transportation bond

More than 100 people gathered in front of City Hall on Tuesday afternoon to urge City Council to focus on investments in alternatives to automobile transportation. Hosted by Bike Austin, the rally was the latest step in the nonprofit’s effort…

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Thursday, April 21, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Bike Austin hopes to break cycle of inequity, congestion

Advocates of two-wheeled and two-footed transportation alternatives are building momentum in their campaign to put millions of dollars in bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure improvements on the November ballot. More than a dozen people testified in favor of funding the city…

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Monday, October 19, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Regional bicycle, pedestrian projects get funding

As Austin and Central Texas grow and become more congested, city and regional leaders are looking at bicycle and pedestrian projects as ways to cut down on traffic. On Oct. 12, the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Transportation Policy Board…

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Thursday, July 23, 2015 by Audrey McGlinchy

Capital Metro to consider bikes on last-ride buses

The Bicycle Advisory Council on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution asking Capital Metro to consider allowing bicycles on city buses for the final ride of the night. This would allow a bus with a full bike rack to still accept…

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Monday, July 13, 2015 by Michael Kanin

Audio: Whitson talks bike theft on KUT

KUT’s Nathan Bernier interviews the Austin Monitor’s Tyler Whitson about his bike theft story. Audio is embedded below:

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Monday, July 13, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Bicycle theft reports, registrations on the rise

Bicycle theft is an issue in every city, and Austin, with its enthusiastic cycling community, is no exception. Data that the Austin Monitor obtained from the Austin Police Department show that the number of reported bicycle thefts has increased slightly…

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