Streetfilms | From Minnesota to Mississippi, America Tells Congress to Preserve Bike-Ped Funding.
The most recent transportation bill, passed in 2005 by a Republican Congress and Republican president, continued to invest in safer biking and walking. As negotiations over a new bill grind on, however, these programs are in jeopardy. The Senate has passed a bill that by and large preserves the status quo, but the House of Representatives has tried to eliminate bike and pedestrian programs.
Read the full article here: Streetsblog Daily
19 communities in northeast Texas have joined efforts to link existing rail trails and create one 132-mile long trail along the Red River Valley from Farmersville to New Boston. According to the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Magazine [Spring/Summer Edition 2012, p. 4], “the route passes through grasslands, fertile river bottom lands and piney woods as it stretches from town to town, and it includes unique features such as masonry railroad bridges and colorful 19th century railroad depots.”
For more information, check out the trail’s website at http://www.netexastrail.org.
Colnago will be bringing demo bikes to the LBJ Ranch, in conjunction with the 5th Annual LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour coming up March 24. This “get up close and personal” opportunity with new bike models is presented courtesy of one of Colnago‘s newest retailers, and a major sponsor of the LBJ 100 – Ride Away Bicycles – with three shops in San Antonio.
Come on out to the event, talk to Ride Away, check out a Colnago, and feel that awesome handling ability on those gorgeous Texas hills.
For more info on the LBJ 100, go to the event’s website @ www.lbj100bicycletour.org.
- LBJ100 Bicycle Tour 2012 (pitsbicycleblog.wordpress.com)