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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Cyclistlaw Scholarship

Cyclistlaw Scholarship

Each year we provide one recipient with a Cyclistlaw  scholarship. The deadline is fast approaching. December 31st 2016 is the last day for submissions for the Cyclistlaw Honesty, Integrity, and Hard Work Scholarship. As a senior in high school or undergraduate you are eligible to apply. So far we have received dozens of applications from AISD students here in Austin,…

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What Happens When a Municipality is Responsible for Your Injuries in Texas?

What Happens When a Municipality is Responsible for Your Injuries in Texas?

The City doesn’t like to be sued or to pay for harms caused to citizens in lawsuits. Texas, like many states, has multiple deterrents for suing the City, starting with a very short statute of limitations - just 45 days - unlike the two-year statute of limitations in general personal injury cases not involving a government entity. This is important…

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Vulnerable Road Users and What Happens When It Rains

Vulnerable Road Users and What Happens When It Rains

When it rains, times can get tough for vulnerable road users. A vulnerable road user is someone walking, running, riding a bike, mobility challenged, motorcycle rider, construction worker or equestrian rider. Some cities with efficient mass transit definitely make it easier for those on foot or pedal pushing to get around town. Sure, the bus might get musty and humid…

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