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Hump Day Pics Of The Week – 242

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It’s time to pick the Hump Day Pics Of The Week. Again, thanks goes out to the contributors to the Suburban Assault Flickr Pool.

No theme this week, just great photography.

I hope you enjoy this set and check back each week to see what shots get picked. Be sure to check out the Flickr page to see all the awesome bike shots shared by our extremely talented contributors.

Magnolia leaves fall in #bikedc

“Magnolia leaves fall in #bikedc” © gypsybug

gypsybug - Website: Chasing Mailboxes D.C.

Monday Night (Golf Course Bombing) Fat Commute

“Monday Night (Golf Course Bombing) Fat Commute” © Antoine

Antoine

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April 23, 2014 at 4:46 am

One Of My Pics In Momentum Magazine

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I have a love/hate relationship with Flickr. Hate, mostly because of the new site design – which is far less intuitive. Love, because it’s great for sharing and getting your images out there.

One great example is getting another pic of mine published in the May/June 2014 issue of Momentum Magazine:

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Of course, I took that pic to help promote Bikes May Use Full Lane lapel pin sales. Here is the original:

Bikes May Use Full Lane Lapel Pins

Written by dickdavid

April 22, 2014 at 10:05 am

Come Down For The Owens Trail Celebration

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Originally posted on Bike Friendly Richardson:

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Oncor is just about finished with the Owens Trail beautification project and would like to invite you to their celebration.

From Oncor:

We are looking to get the word out about the celebration to be held on Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to noon that marks the end of the Owens Trail beautification project. There will be free, springtime family-friendly activities centered around the trail and the Oncor Texas Trails project.

As part of the promotion next week, we will be posting an invitation on our newsroom website, TheWire.Oncor.com, and similar messages to our social media networks.

We would love for all neighbors and members of the community to come out and join us!

We are grateful that Oncor has chosen on of our trails as the first in this beautification project, and we hope to see it become available on more of their right-of-ways.

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Written by dickdavid

April 17, 2014 at 9:01 am

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Hump Day Pics Of The Week – 241

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It’s time to pick the Hump Day Pics Of The Week. Again, thanks goes out to the contributors to the Suburban Assault Flickr Pool.

Since the temperatures dropped this week – right when it started warming up – I thought I would have one last nod to winter.

I hope you enjoy this set and check back each week to see what shots get picked. Be sure to check out the Flickr page to see all the awesome bike shots shared by our extremely talented contributors.

Sledding in the flatlands

“Sledding in the flatlands.” © Eric Nolan

Eric Nolan

Snow Biking

“Snow Biking” © Greg Raisman

Greg Raisman - Website: Getting Around Portland

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Written by dickdavid

April 16, 2014 at 5:56 am

Buried Under A Trail

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Buried Under The Trail

I had forgotten all about this, until I ran across the pic in my photo stream.

A few years back, during the construction of one of Richardson’s bike trails, I buried a “Bike Friendly Richardson” pin in the ground before they laid the cement. I’m calling it a time capsule of positive thinking.

Hopefully, many years from now - when they dig it up to widen the trail - somebody will see that we cared about cycling back then.

Written by dickdavid

April 15, 2014 at 1:43 pm

Hump Day Pics Of The Week – 240

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It’s time to pick the Hump Day Pics Of The Week. Again, thanks goes out to the contributors to the Suburban Assault Flickr Pool.

No theme this week, just great photography.

I hope you enjoy this set and check back each week to see what shots get picked. Be sure to check out the Flickr page to see all the awesome bike shots shared by our extremely talented contributors.

3 Speed Commute

“3 Speed Commute” © james jay

james jay - Website: http://jamesjay.wordpress.com

monochrome commuters

“monochrome commuters” © charles kevin bramhall

charles kevin bramhall a.k.a. charleyk

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© All images are subject to Flickr Copyright Rules.

By submitting images to the Suburban Assault Flickr group, you are allowing the limited, non-profit, non-commercial usage of your images, as described by the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License, for non-commercial use on this non-commercial blog. In return you will receive FULL photo credit and links to your Flickr Photostream.

Written by dickdavid

April 9, 2014 at 5:07 am

My Neighborhood Gets Safe Routes To School

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Lone Mongoose on Bike Rack

A few years back, my city was awarded federal funding through a Safe Routes to School grant from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) for two schools in Richardson: Richland Elementary and Yale Elementary. Yale Elementary happens to be part of my neighborhood.

Safe Routes To School In Richardson

It’s finally getting implemented and is scheduled to be complete next month. According to the SRTS plan (pdf), we will be getting:
• Barrier-free curb ramps
• Sidewalks (repairs and missing links)
• School crosswalk and signage upgrades
• Bike lanes
• Bike routes (I’m not sure what they mean by this)

They are already working on the sidewalks and barrier-free curb ramps in my neighborhood, Yale Park. It’ll also be nice to get the bike lanes, which will help calm the car traffic through the neighborhood streets, create more awareness for bicycling and encourage more people to ride. The new lanes through my neighborhood will start to connect the bike lanes in the Duck Creek neighborhood, just south of us, to the bike lanes on Collins Blvd, a few miles to the west. There will still be a gap on Collins.

ADA Corners

The original information about our Safe Routes To School grant had mentioned bike racks for the schools, but they aren’t on the current proposal (pdf). That either means there wasn’t enough funds or ‘Bike routes’ listed above is a typo, and we are still getting them.

I’m glad that I live in a city that works hard to get grants like this. This is a big win for Richardson and I hope to see more developments that improve safety and encourage more active transportation.

Written by dickdavid

April 4, 2014 at 5:12 am

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