Ducati Austin Moto GP Kick-Off 2017 Party

Ducati Austin Moto GP Kick-Off 2017 Party

As usual, the Ducati Austin Moto GP Kick-Off party was AH-mazing! At the race itself, Ducati Team riders Andrea Dovizioso of Italy placed sixth with a time of 44m 12.828s putting him 4th overall in the World Championship standings and his Spanish teammate Jorge Lorenzo was ninth with a time of 44m 12.828s moving him up five spots to 14th…

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The Green Light of Death for Pedestrians

The Green Light of Death for Pedestrians

The danger of the green light in pedestrian traffic deaths is rarely discussed or even acknowledged. Even if you don't consider yourself a walker or a pedestrian, you still have to cross the street sometime. The Texas Transportation Code pertaining to pedestrians begins with this Section: Sec. 552.001.  TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNALS.  (a)  A traffic control signal displaying green, red, and…

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2017 Cyclistlaw -Honesty, Integrity, and Hard Work Scholarship Award Announcement

2017 Cyclistlaw -Honesty, Integrity, and Hard Work Scholarship Award Announcement

The 2017 Cyclistlaw - Honesty, Integrity, and Hard Work Scholarship Award announcement. We reviewed each and every application, transcript and essay sent to us for consideration. This is our first year providing a scholarship to a high school graduate or student attending college. Cyclistlaw's  scholarship was available to any student graduating high school or in college, anywhere in the United States.…

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NW Austin Bike Lanes on Jollyville Road

NW Austin Bike Lanes on Jollyville Road

NW Austin Bike Lanes on Jollyville Road raise public ire over a proposal There is a proposal, yes, only a proposal-for adding travel lanes for those who ride bikes and walk on or around NW Austin specifically Jollyville Road along the 183N expansion project. This will remove two lanes of travel for those who drive cars. Bike and pedestrian facilities…

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Memorial Ride for 19-year-old Bicyclist Tommy Ketterhagen

Memorial Ride for 19-year-old Bicyclist Tommy Ketterhagen

Yesterday, over 500 cyclists from all corners of Central Texas’ vibrant cycling community gathered for a memorial ride at East View High School in Georgetown, Texas, for 19-year-old bicyclist Tommy Ketterhagen. The gathering took place just down the road from where  Tommy was struck and killed while riding last Monday evening. The complete facts and circumstances surrounding Tommy’s case are still…

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Leander ISD Transportation Safety Meeting

Leander ISD Transportation Safety Meeting

The best way to prevent injury resulting from transportation clashes between vulnerable road users and large vehicles such as buses is through safety, education, and training. So, thanks to Dante Fichera of Steiner Ranch Cycling Club for organizing today's training with the Leander ISD Transportation Department. Dante being a concerned dad, bike rider, and pedestrian organized this event. He was able…

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How Many Millions is it Costing Austin Taxpayers for Fatalities and Injuries on our Roads

How Many Millions is it Costing Austin Taxpayers for Fatalities and Injuries on our Roads

What is the cost to the City of Austin for not having safer infrastructure to prevent fatalities and people from being seriously injured on our streets? Injury and fatal crashes cost over half a billion dollars each year to City of Austin taxpayers. What is half a billion dollars? 500 million. With all the zeros that is $500,000,000.00.  Serious injury and fatalities are…

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Abstract Thinking and Peripheral Vision in Children: Preventing Injury and Harm to Children Walking and Riding Bikes

Abstract Thinking and Peripheral Vision in Children: Preventing Injury and Harm to Children Walking and Riding Bikes

Abstract thinking is the ability to think about objects, principles, and ideas not physically present. Examples of common abstract thinking are metaphor and spatial reasoning, and critical thinking, distinguishing between verbal and non-verbal ideas. (goodtherapy.org)   Generally, abstract thinking does not begin in children but instead starts in adolescents between the ages of 10 and 19. This higher cognitive skill…

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Did you know? Injury Due to Dangerous Road Conditions?

Did you know? Injury Due to Dangerous Road Conditions?

Did you know? Have you ever been out riding and seen a dangerous condition on your route? From debris-filled bike lanes, to illegally parked vehicles, to partially open manhole covers, and the like, these conditions are hazards to cyclists. Even perpetually slick spots after prolonged rains on beloved pieces of infrastructure like the Southern Walnut Creek Trail should be addressed.…

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Motorcycle’s and Lane Splitting in Texas 2017

Motorcycle’s and Lane Splitting in Texas 2017

Lane Splitting for Safety Texas has never been friendly to the proposition that less traffic is more, like lane splitting. Let me explain. Motorcycles take up less space than cars and can maneuver easily in and around traffic. If a motorcycle is in front of you, the odds are they won't be for long. It isn't because they are "weaving…

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