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Thursday, June 15, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Creek project creates long delay for bridge replacement in Southeast Austin

A major piece of cycling and pedestrian infrastructure in Southeast Austin will have been out of commission for nearly five years before it finally reopens, according to the most optimistic plans at the city of Austin’s Watershed Protection Department. The…

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 by Sofia Tyreman

Austin panel asks drive-throughs to allow ride-throughs

The Bicycle Advisory Council unanimously approved a recommendation last Tuesday that would grant bicyclists and those who are mobility impaired more accommodations at drive-through establishments in Austin. The advisory council called for an ordinance that would permit bicyclists to use…

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…

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…

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…

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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