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Monday, November 23, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

As a way to bring attention to the need for bike and pedestrian infrastructure in the Riverside Corridor, Bike Austin is inviting Austinites to participate in its “Survive Riverside Ride.” According to a petition posted online, “The Bike Austin Neighborhood Bike Advocacy Committee is calling for a ‘Complete Street’ with protected bike lanes, traffic calming measures and pedestrian safety improvements on Riverside Drive to reduce lethal speeding, boost local business and improve quality of life along the entire corridor.” In order to raise awareness, the group is holding a ride “to show how dangerous the street is in its current configuration.” No bike? A Facebook invite explains that pedestrians can participate in a “Riverside obstacle course,” which is “a rugged trek through some of the biggest obstacles to safe walking and biking on Riverside, including ‘Crossing the street’ and ‘Balancing on narrow sidewalks.'” More information about the ride and RSVP can be found here.

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