Bicycles

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by Andrew Weber, KUT

Dockless bikes are (maybe) coming to Austin. But first, let’s talk it out.

Nobody wants to be the withholding stepparent. That’s why, when dockless bike companies Ofo and Spin rolled out during South by Southwest last year, they put the city in a tough spot. Austin, which markets itself as an innovative, tech-savvy…

Thursday, December 21, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

City tentatively talks about dockless bike-sharing

The Austin Transportation Department is taking a studious approach to the dockless bike-sharing companies that have swooped into cities throughout the world in 2017. Active Transportation Program Manager Laura Dierenfield brought the Bicycle Advisory Council into the conversation on Wednesday…

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 by Andrew Weber, KUT

Research hopes to fill in the gaps for bicycle and pedestrian data

Traffic is terrible. City and state officials are really good at counting cars to see how terrible traffic is and how it got that way, but that sort of data-collection infrastructure doesn’t exist for bike and pedestrian data. New research…

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 by Jessi Devenyns

Upper Boggy Creek Trail one step closer to reality

After a contentious debate among the commissioners, the Environmental Commission approved a variance request submitted by the Public Works Department to widen the design of a concrete trail from 12 feet to 14 feet on Sept. 20 with only Vice…

Friday, September 15, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

One small trail for North Austin, one giant loop for the whole city

Last year, Mayor Steve Adler declared in his State of the City address that great cities do big things, a message that the Shoal Creek Conservancy apparently took to heart. On Wednesday evening at a community workshop in Central Austin,…

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by Audrey McGlinchy, KUT

B-cycle is expanding. So why are all the new stations near downtown?

B-cycle, Austin’s bike-share system, recently added three new stations as part of an 18-station build up over the next 18 months. All of these new stations will be close to or in downtown, adding to the company’s existing 51 docks.…

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