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Bike/Ped Summit In Texas on February 1-3, 2012

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Bike Texas

I met some of the Bike Texas folks at BFOC‘s Bicycle Fair last October and they were promoting an event that they helped organize in San Antonio next year. It’s the biennial Texas Trails and Active Transportation Conference, aka the Texas Bike/Ped Summit.

Here is the info from their site:

Register Now! The biennial Texas Trails and Active Transportation Conference, aka the Texas Bike/Ped Summit, is coming up fast!  Engineers, planners, advocates and anyone interested in active transportation is invited to join us in San Antonio February 1-3, 2012, at El Tropicano hotel downtown on the Riverwalk.

Organized by BikeTexas and the Texas Trails Network, we have the strongest line up of Keynote Speakers in our history.

  • Former congressman Jim Oberstar, a true champion for bicycles over his 36 years in the U.S. Congress  
  • The renowned Danish architect and urban design consultant Jan Gehl, who prioritizes bicyclists and pedestrians in his designs  
  • John Burke, President of Trek Bicycles and life long dedicated bike advocate
  • Senator Rodney Ellis, Houston, a cyclist, and a friend of all Texas cyclists

This conference has something for everyone: Bike/Ped Coordinators, Advocates, Cycling Enthusiasts, Trail Builders/Advocates, Safe Routes to School Coordinators, Traffic Engineers, Public, and Private partnerships, Urban Planners, Teachers, and more.  Earn education credits!  For more details, click here to check out the conference website for daily updates, and “like” the conference Facebook page.

The full registration price is $350 and includes all meals and access to dozens of on- and off-site workshops, breakout sessions, and keynote speakers – everything you need to recharge your batteries and be inspired to make Texas a great place for trails and active transportation.

I’d really like to make it out to this conference just to get a glimpse into what’s happening for cycling in Texas. I just hope that I can get the time.

People For Bikes

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Our friends over at pedallas posted about a cool little site called People For Bikes. They’re dedicated to channeling that passion to improve the future of bicycling. They’re also trying to gather a million names of support, to speak with one, powerful voice—to make bicycling safer, more convenient and appealing for everyone.

Sounds like a good cause, and there has got to be a million cyclists out there. Be counted – head on over there and sign their pledge.

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April 16, 2010 at 3:08 pm

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Introducing Bike Friendly Knox-Henderson

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We have more good news in the DFW area. Rolling off the success of Bike Friendly Oak Cliff, another north Texas neighborhood has joined the ranks of local bicycle advocacy. We now have Bike Friendly Knox-Henderson, adding to the family which includes Bike DentonBike Friendly Richardson and the recently discussed Bike Friendly Lakewood. Who knows how many more of these will pop up?

Quite frankly, I’d love to see more advocacy in every metroplex neighborhood. If anything, it shows that there are folks in town that care about cycling and want Dallas to be a better place for riding.

BFKH is especially good news for me since it happens to represent one of my favorite areas in Dallas. Plus, it is intersected by the Katy Trail, which is a great connection to downtown.

Written by dickdavid

January 29, 2010 at 6:21 am