Tag Archives: Bike Austin

Thursday, October 8, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Bike Austin fights for Healthy Streets

The Austin Transportation Department removed two segments of Healthy Streets last week, and barring another wave of cases of Covid-19, will continue winding down the initiative by removing one or two street projects every couple of weeks until all eight…

Friday, June 12, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Temporary protected bike lanes coming to a section of Congress Avenue this month

In another effort to meet demand for social distancing and safe activity as local businesses reopen, City Council voted Thursday to set up temporary protected bicycle lanes on Congress Avenue north of Riverside Drive by June 30. Mobility advocates said…

Friday, May 31, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

UT meets with advocates, talks bike safety on San Jacinto

Representatives of the University of Texas are promising ongoing discussions of safety and mobility improvements to its section of San Jacinto Boulevard, where 39-year-old Tony Diaz was recently killed while riding a bicycle. Director of Sustainability Jim Walker and President…

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Ciclovia on hold while parking proposal creates controversy on Congress Avenue

The dream of shutting down Congress Avenue for a daylong bicycle festival is in a state of suspended animation. City Council made a step toward the idea just over a year ago when it voted on a resolution directing the…

Monday, June 12, 2017 by Austin Monitor

Austin Monitor Radio: Let’s talk about bikes

Bike Austin board president Hill Abell joins Austin Monitor editor Liz Pagano and Monitor reporter Caleb Pritchard to talk about bikes. Tune in to hear the latest on mobility bond bike projects, bicycling challenges in Austin and to check in…

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…

Thursday, June 2, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Mobility bond discussion occupies Council

Austin City Council treated itself to its first look at the political and financial conditions framing a fast-tracked transportation bond decision on Wednesday. At a special work session, Council members heard a lengthy briefing on the Mobility Talks public engagement…

Monday, May 16, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Commission adds weight to light rail efforts

The Urban Transportation Commission has once again given a boost to advocates for light rail in Austin. At its meeting last week, the commission voted unanimously to recommend that City Council consider putting bonds for “rail options” on the November…

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…

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…

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…

Thursday, December 17, 2015 by Audrey McGlinchy

Seniors lead East Austin trike revival

As James Maxwell tells it, the first journey nearly broke him. “I almost gave up bike riding,” he said. “These are something else.” Maxwell, 68, stares down a line of five glossy, red tricycles. While at the moment they’re idling…

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