Help get funding for South College Phase 1

The City of Bryan is seeking to obtain funding for proposed infrastructure improvements along South College Avenue. Phase 1 includes a separate bicycle and pedestrian route along South College as well as a bike route along Villa Maria. See the map below.

The petition is intended to be used as a template to fill in your using your own voice. Some considerations to ponder that may speak to you:

  • Traffic speed limit along South College is 50mph
  • This section of South College is chipsealed, which sucks for bikes.
  • This is a major approach to campus
  • It’s very dark at night
  • About 3 huge student housing complexes have been erected in this vicinity in the last year
  • There is a park owned by the University along this stretch

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Don’t make bicyclists more visible. Make drivers stop hitting them. – The Washington Post

In the early days of the motor vehicle, there used to be this quaint idea that the person operating the giant machine should look out for other people. Then came mass production and the Model T. Suddenly there were automobiles all over the place, and by the end of the 1920s, cars (or, more accurately, their drivers) had killed more than 200,000 people.

via Don’t make bicyclists more visible. Make drivers stop hitting them. – The Washington Post.

Food bikes join the ranks of food trucks

A new mobile food trend is spreading, and has even caught NPR’s attention: food bikes!

I had a chance to visit Handlebar Coffee in Seattle a few weeks ago. They served up some delicious Aeropress coffee, nice and warm on a cold winter morning.

Have you experienced any food bikes?

Curbside Creamery
(Curbside Creamery, featured in the NPR story. Photo by Jenny Oh of KQED Bay Area Bites)