Bike to Work

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You may have noticed more bikes on Austin roads today. That’s because it’s the annual Bike to Work Day across the country. Today is the 57 th Bike to Work Day, created by the League of American Bicyclists to advocate for paved roads and promote what cycling enthusiasts call the “pro-health and environmentally friendly” transportation. In Austin, cyclists have more than one reason to celebrate. The city held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new bike lane along Barton Springs Road—complete...

Map Says Many Austinites Bike to Work, But Do They Feel Safe?

May 15, 2013
City of Austin

It’s no secret that Austin is a biking city. And while cities around the country are gearing up for National Bike to Work Day, riding to work is nothing new for Austinites: according to Census data, people here commute by bike four times more often than the national average. To prove it, the city released a map breaking down bike commuting by neighborhood. But while more people are pedaling to work, cyclists don't always feel safe on Austin roads.