From the category archives:

Nueces Bike Blvd

Response to Nueces Bicycle Boulevard Plan

April 8, 2010
Thumbnail image for Response to Nueces Bicycle Boulevard Plan

AUSTIN, TX, April 8, 2010 - By now everyone knows that the city has released its recommendations for the Nueces Bicycle Boulevard, now called the Downtown Bicycle Boulevard.  The Tuesday release was the first chance any opponent to the plan got to review it. In contrast the proponents were briefed on the plan well before there was [...]

Read the full article →

City Vetted Bicycle Boulevard Plan With Cyclists First

April 6, 2010
Thumbnail image for City Vetted Bicycle Boulevard Plan With Cyclists First

The following article is dated Monday April 5, 2010 and, as stated by Rob D’Amico himself, the city vetted the project with his group before releasing it to the public. Mr. D’Amico also states that they have been involved in ‘negotiations’ all along. It is clear from this interview done before the plan [...]

Read the full article →

Update from KeepAustinMoving.org

April 4, 2010
Thumbnail image for Update from KeepAustinMoving.org

Thank you to everyone for your increased interest in the Nueces Bicycle Boulevard issue.  As you all know, the businesses along Nueces were not notified of the plans to ‘calm’ traffic until late last year so we are certainly playing catch-up.  Since we first launched the website and petition we have received incredible support vocally and financially, [...]

Read the full article →

‘Bicycle boulevard’ will lead to wasteful spending and hinder mobility

March 15, 2010
Thumbnail image for ‘Bicycle boulevard’ will lead to wasteful spending and hinder mobility

If you agree with the editorial written by Susan Harris in today’s Austin American-Statesman please let City Council know by visiting our How to Help page.  You can also contact the Statesman with your support by email to letters@statesman.com, by fax to (512) 912-5927 or by mail to Letters to the Editor, PO Box 670, [...]

Read the full article →

‘Austinites for Dowtown Mobility’ Speaks to Austin Downtown Lions Club

March 11, 2010
Richard Runde, V.P. Quick & Company

Richard Runde, a supporter of KeepAustinMoving.org, was given an opportunity to speak to the Austin Downtown Lions Club at their weekly luncheon.  During his presentation Mr. Runde brought to light that “Without our knowledge or consent the city of Austin had determined that it was necessary to make major negative changes to the street network [...]

Read the full article →

KLBJ’s Don Pryor on bike lanes in Austin

March 8, 2010
Thumbnail image for KLBJ’s Don Pryor on bike lanes in Austin

On March 8, 2010 Don Pryor, of KLBJ’s Todd and Don Show, gave his opinion of the city’s plan to spend over $250,000,000 on bicycle infrastructure in Austin and how cyclists use existing bike lanes.
Visit Don Pryor’s blog at 590 KLBJ and let him know if you agree.
Audio file: 590 KLBJ AM’s Don Pryor on Bike [...]

Read the full article →

City of Austin Staff has released final staff recommendation for the Nueces Bicycle Boulevard Capital Improvement Project

March 7, 2010

The Downtown Bicycle Boulevard’s Final Staff Recommendation has been made. Although this is the final staff recommendation, the document will remain in draft form until the staff receives input through City Boards and Commissions and City Council.
Recommended layout for Downtown Bicycle Boulevard
Memo to Council to state and explain the final staff recommendation for the [...]

Read the full article →

Bike boulevard foes form opposition group

February 22, 2010
Thumbnail image for Bike boulevard foes form opposition group

By: Ben Wear, Austin American Statesman
Updated: Monday, February 22, 2010, 11:49 AM
The simmering dispute over turning Nueces Street or Rio Grande Street into a “bicycle boulevard” downtown has an official new player, Austinites for Downtown Mobility. The group is “circulating” an electronic petition on keepaustinmoving.org.
The formation of the group comes just before the City of Austin’s [...]

Read the full article →

Nueces businesses create ‘Austinites for Downtown Mobility’

February 22, 2010
Thumbnail image for Nueces businesses create ‘Austinites for Downtown Mobility’

By: Ashley Porter, News8Austin
Updated: 2/22/2010 7:14 AM
Just as a proposal to transform Nueces Street into a bicycle boulevard comes up for a final public forum, many small businesses along the street have come together to form a group called Austinites for Downtown Mobility.
“We hope that because we are able to show that we have an organization [...]

Read the full article →