Tag Archives: City of Austin Bicycle Advisory Commission

Monday, July 27, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Council members consider merits of separate safe mobility bond

Responding to a concerted push from local mobility advocates, City Council has opened up the discussion about placing active mobility funds on the November ballot alongside the $7 billion-$10 billion public transit system Project Connect.Five weeks ago, a coalition of…

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Bicycle Advisory Council examines race and active transportation

In response to the confluence of Covid-19 mobility projects and renewed efforts for racial justice, the Bicycle Advisory Council has opened a conversation over its role as an advocacy group in city-led efforts that impact communities of color.“A lot of…

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Advisory council urges city not to give up on safety at intersections

The Austin Transportation Department is combining 2016 mobility bond dollars with other funding sources to build out a citywide bike network, while the city’s Bicycle Advisory Council wants the department to rethink its approach to bicycle safety at intersections.Last week,…

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Red River realignment adds to concerns for campus bike safety

Since Jan. 28, the night Tony Diaz was killed while cycling through the University of Texas campus, university management has listened to and considered calls for safer bicycle facilities on San Jacinto Boulevard, a popular cycling route both for students…

Monday, March 25, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

The Netherlands offers critique and solution to Austin street design

Cutting traffic fatalities and getting people out of single-occupancy vehicles may seem like impossible tasks here in Austin, but it’s actually rather simple, says Billy Fields, associate professor of political science at Texas State University.The solution, according to Fields, is…

Friday, February 22, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Bicycle Advisory Council says UT plan should not preclude safety now

In light of a preventable tragedy resulting in 39-year-old Anthony John Diaz losing his life from being run over by a Capital Metro bus while riding a bicycle on Monday, Jan. 28, the Bicycle Advisory Council is recommending that the…

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 night…

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by Audrey McGlinchy

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.An…

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 the…

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