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Austin finishes half of its bicycle network, expects to complete entire 400-mile system by 2025
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Rekor Systems Announces Selection of Waycare Technologies by Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development for Pilot Program to Reduce State Traffic Congestion and Crashes California homeless camp fire damages 2 bridges, disrupts public transportation Austin finishes half of its bicycle network, expects to complete entire 400-mile system by 2025 The Top 10 Automotive Concepts that automotive enthusiasts will be itching to see on the road! Oregon Transportation Commission, wary of I-5 Rose Quarter project’s growing price tag, grants conditional approval Woman dies after being hit by car in North Windham Friday night Silk-FAW Continues To Poach Italy’s Automotive Talent, As Lamborghini’s Katia Bassi Joins As Managing Director Transportation Department cracks down on airlines withholding refunds for canceled flights Bear gets trapped in car, destroys interior Cycling apparel company adding full-service bike repair to visitor center
Sep
2021
16

Austin finishes half of its bicycle network, expects to complete entire 400-mile system by 2025

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The City of Austin has completed half of its bicycle network it’s been working on since 2014.

The All Ages and Abilities (AAA) Bicycle Network was first recommended six years ago when the city released its bicycle network plan. The 400-mile connected bicycle network aims to provide access for people of all ages and abilities meaning they want to ensure everyone can get around whether someone is eight years old or 80.

The network includes neighborhood bikeways, street crossings, urban trails and protected bicycle lanes.

Source: American Community Survey Journey to Work Data, City of Austin

Data from the American Community Survey Journey to Work Data for the City of Austin shows bicycle networks can help reduce crashes. The rate of crashes involving bicyclists dropped nearly 60% between 2010 to 2015 as the city continued to build bicycle facilities. Officials say the network will help continue to bring that number down as it creates more options for people to travel, and do so safely while maximizing the space available.

“People are looking for those options and as cities grow and people choose to live in urban centers there’s only so much space we have to share and that space needs to be more efficient,” said Laura Dierenfield, a division manager at Austin Transportation Department.

For those who ride around the city, these improvements are a welcomed change.

“I wish they were on every road, that’s a little impractical, maybe, but every road they’re on I feel much safer,” Austin FC broadcaster Adrian Healey said about protected bicycle lanes.

Healey said because of the bikeway system, he’s able to explore the city and feels safe.

Out of the 215 miles of bikeways built so far, 50 miles account for protected bikeways. And, half of the bikeways are within a quarter-mile of a CapMetro transit stop.

City officials expect to complete the remaining roughly 200 miles by 2025.

They plan to continue to expand the bicycle facilities across the city and are asking the community for feedback through its new initiative ATX Walk Bike Roll. The new plan will update the city’s three current plans — the Urban Trails Plan, Bicycle Plan and Pedestrian/Sidewalk Plan. The survey closes on Sept. 26.

Aug
2021
2

Austin Police ram vehicle that drove through active crash scene

AUSTIN (KXAN) — As police were investigating a fatal crash on Loop 360 early Friday morning, someone in an SUV broke through barricades and tried to drive through the crash scene. APD used one of its vehicles to bring the SUV to a stop just short of a tow truck facing what would be oncoming traffic, were the road open.

Mike Pohl, owner of Chote’s Wrecker Service, estimates about 75% of the time he’s out on a scene, whether that be on the side of the road helping a motorist or at a more serious crash where the road is completely shut down, someone neglects to move over, slow down or yield to responders.

He says at this point, he doesn’t turn his back to traffic.

“There’s people that have families, people are waiting at home for these drivers to come home whether it’s a police officer, tow truck driver,” he said. “They’re doing a dangerous job, so they’re having to focus on what they’re doing on that job while they’re out on the road, so they can’t completely always be paying attention for a car that might come running into them.”

KXAN crews watched APD talk to the person in the SUV and then let them drive away. APD said the driver of the SUV has not been charged at this time, but that could change at a later date.

Slow down, move over

Under Texas law, if you are driving past an emergency vehicle or tow truck on the road you must either move over a lane or slow down to 20 miles an hour below the posted speed limit or less.

If you’re in a residential area where the speed limit is less than 25 miles an hour, you need to slow down to 5 miles an hour.

Not following those rules is a misdemeanor offense in the state of Texas and can carry a $500 fine. That charge can be worse if you injure or kill someone.

“Get over a lane, slow it down,” Pohl said.

May
2020
3

Bike Austin | Bicycling Advocacy, Education, and Outreach in Austin, Texas

Action Alert: Cutting Projects

On this coming Monday, April 20, the Transportation Policy Board at the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization will consider cutting already-approved projects, including some active transportation projects, to divert $600 million to rebuild I-35 in Central…

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Basic Guidelines on Safe Biking Now

It’s OK to ride your bike, but follow these tips to do so safely.

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COVID-19 Shelter in Place: What It Means for Austin Cyclists

Biking is more essential than ever. We also want to share that we’ve officially postponed Bike to Work Day until the fall, but May is still Bike Month and we’ll be offering some fun ways to engage those of you who still want to celebrate all things cycling.

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Apr
2020
20

Transportation | Austin ISD

All March and April Stop Arm Camera hearings are postponed until further notice due to COVID-19. Everyone will receive a new hearing  appointment by mail.

Welcome to the Austin ISD Transportation Department homepage! 

Austin ISD transports nearly 23,000 students daily on nearly 500 buses. Our mission is to provide safe, reliable and professional transportation for our students; all buses have seat belts.

Apr
2020
15

Police ID women killed after vehicle hit fuel truck in Southeast Austin – News – Austin American-Statesman

Austin police on Friday identified two women who died this week after a crash in Southeast Austin.

Officers responded just before midnight Tuesday to a crash at the intersection of the northbound service road of Texas 130 and the westbound service road of Texas 71.

Investigators said Margarita Escalante Ibarra, 23, was driving along the westbound service road of Texas 71 when she ran a red light and struck a freight fuel truck.

Ibarra and a passenger in the vehicle, 22-year-old Alejandra Berenice-Sanabria-Alejandro, died at the scene, police said.

The driver of the fuel truck was uninjured, according to authorities. No charges are expected.

The deaths bring the number of traffic fatalities in Austin this year to 27, according to Austin police. There were 18 fatalities at this time last year.

#TravisCoTrafficFatality FINAL Vehicle Rescue at S Sh 130 Svrd Sb/E Sh 71 Svrd Wb: #ATCEMSMedics obtained Deceased on Scene pronouncements for 2 adult patients (previously mentioned), & 1 refusal from the 3rd patient involved. No other info available, EMS clearing scene shortly.

— ATCEMS (@ATCEMS) April 8, 2020

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Apr
2020
8

South Point Hyundai | Hyundai Dealer in Austin, TX

South Point Hyundai

There’s no shortage of things to love at South Point Hyundai. From the experts in our service center and body shop to our professionals in financing, we’re here for you. We know your time is valuable, so let us do all the hard work for you; superb service and friendly folks are what you’ll find here at 4610 S IH 35 in Austin, TX.

It’s easy to jump to the conclusion that shopping for a new Hyundai Sonata, Elantra, Santa Fe Sport, Veloster models can be strenuous, but it doesn’t have to be. At South Point Hyundai our friendly professionals are available to ensure that all your questions are answered while giving you the opportunity to peruse the Hyundai at your liberty. When a vehicle’s caught your eye, simply catch our attention; we’re happy to schedule a test drive at your convenience.

If you’re looking for value, but perhaps aren’t looking for a new car, that’s perfectly fine. We certainly understand. You might be looking to head on a big trip, or want to treat yourself to something different. No matter what it is, the savings can be had via our collection of used cars. They come in many trims and variants and will keep you, and your bank account, happy.

We know you that driving home in the vehicle of your dreams is a top priority (and it definitely should be), but you also want to make sure you have all the details sorted out when it comes to financing. To put your mind at ease, our car loan and Hyundai lease specialists are here to help you achieve your goal. We’ll take the time to help you understand your options, and find the right plan for you. It’s all a part of the South Point Hyundai experience as we get you closer to turning your dreams of ownership into reality.

Commitment to your new Hyundai Sonata, Elantra, Santa Fe, Tucson or Veloster from South Point Hyundai continues after you drive it out of our showroom for the first time. We want to make sure you get the most out of your vehicle and enjoy it for many years to come. You can find that support in the form of Hyundai parts for your vehicle needs. And, if we don’t have them, we’ll order them for you. There’s also car service from our team of maintenance specialists who will have your vehicle primed to perform at all times with routine repairs, checkups, and more.

We could talk all day about everything we have to offer our valued customers here at South Point Hyundai, but truth be told, we would love to show your firsthand. We cordially invite you and your family to come visit us, any time, at 4610 S IH 35 Austin, TX. Whatever your automotive needs may be, we will work incredibly hard to meet them.

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Aug
2018
19

Austin

If you want to unfastened weight or should you just wish to add train to your day by day routine, biking is a great thought. 1886 Rover safety bicycle on the British Motor Museum The first fashionable bicycle, it featured a rear-wheel-drive, chain-pushed cycle with two comparable-sized wheels. Mountain bikes with no suspension are referred to as rigid. To journey or train utilizing a bicycle. I never did bikes for months however I already did a number of occasions mountain bike during a week with a motorcycle which wasn’t mine and it was not a problem.

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There are a number of different very important bicycle safety tips to remember before going out for any ride, long or brief. Cycling not just amends your lifestyle for the higher, however it’s the best exercise that your physique will ever get – and that too at a value much lesser than shopping for the gym gear, and even signing up with a gym.

Most cruiser bikes are single-speed or three-velocity, and have the old style coaster brake (the place you pedal backwards to cease). You also have the freedom to adorn your bicycle with many extra components that will help to fully individualize your bike. Relying on the wheel size and the frame, the bicycle costs are decided.

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