Dogs running loose, especially those threatening cyclists and pedestrians and creating dangerous driving and riding conditions, can be reported to Animal Control – they fall under the Brazos County Stray Animal Ordinance.
You can reach College Station Animal Control at 764-3600 (this is also the police non-emergency number). For Bryan or Brazos County Animal Control call 979-361-4923.
Crossing Highway 6
Highway 6 crossings can be challenging for bicyclists, especially at busy crossings in the middle of town where there are no bike lanes and heavy traffic. Here are some of our experiences with the options, from north to south:
Martin Luther King Jr / Old Reliance Rd. – Tends to be quiet and straightforward with little traffic
E William J Bryan Pkwy / Boonville Rd. – No feedback at present.
Briarcrest Dr. – Busy during rush hour commutes; if you take the sidewalk watch very, very carefully for turning cars.
University Dr. E. – Extremely busy, especially during rush hour commutes; if you take the sidewalk watch very, very carefully for turning cars, and assume you are invisible, especially at crosswalks.
Harvey Rd. (Hwy 30) – Busy during rush hour commutes. Okay at low-traffic times (e.g. early mornings on weekends). Take a vehicle lane to cross.
Southwest Pkwy E. – Right lane usually vacant; relatively easy. Busy on the southwest side in the mornings, some traffic traveling southeast in the evenings as well.
FR 2818 / Emerald Pkwy. – Easy with relatively low traffic even during rush hour.
Rock Prairie Rd. – No feedback at present.
William D. Fitch Pkwy. – Bike lanes start and end at underpass; take the lane. Some riders find the westbound crossing sketchy and ride the wrong way on the sidewalk, or cross at Barron Rd. instead, which is a nice, westbound-only option.
Peach Creek Rd. – Low traffic, but watch for a hazardous bump when heading eastbound.