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First steps for Bike Friendlies…

I had lunch with one of the engineering staff last week to talk about the beginning stages of the Bike Plan. There’s about $40k left that they can apply to the first effort (that was part of the grant money originally procured for the Bike Plan), and the MCDC has…

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CitiBike

In this month’s “Fast Company” is an article about rent-a-bikes coming in New York City, and the success they have had in other American cities. Most of these cities are dense environments where a bicycle can be a big advantage – Minneapolis, Miami Beach, Washington D.C., Madison Wisconsin. Here in…

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Passive or aggressive – hmmm…

We’re preparing the first “Campaign” to promote cycling in the city and the roll out of the Bike Plan. This Campaign borrows established techniques from the Girl Scouts – sit in front of stores and get in people’s face. The City worked hard to try and get awareness and interest…

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Bike the Bricks

Spent time today at Bike the Bricks (if you were there also, please leave a comment and say “hi”!). I got to walk around and spread the word for BFM – it helped remind me of a lot of the things Bike Friendly McKinney was started for – The City…

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BIKE PLAN PASSES COUNCIL!!

This was a great, great evening! The city council adopted the On-Street Bicycle Plan, and we’re now clear to start work! There was one “nay” vote by Ray Ricchi, and Geralyn Kever was absent this evening, but there was a clear majority to pass the plan. The turnout of support…

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Next Steps for Riding in McKinney

The Bike Plan has been presented to the council, and now it needs to be formally reviewed and voted on – as soon as I know when this is planned, I will share it with everyone. In the meantime, you might want to take a look at the priorities outline…

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Witnessed – dangerous driving habits

One of our members rides a sleek purple recumbent that he has gone to great lengths to make visible to cars. He commutes from McKinney into Plano everyday and takes the train on into work, so he has lots of opportunity to see the poor behavior of motorists. He mounted…

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Safe Bicycling

One of the things that comes up in conversation is how to make it safe to ride a bike. The answer, I think, is – you can’t. You can wear a helmet, you can make bike lanes, you can wear colorful lycra and you can have reflectors and mirrors all…

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Collin County Transportation Meeting

The County is getting ready to update their Mobility Plan that addresses our general needs through the county for transportation. The local meeting for McKinney is planned to be in the McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC) on Tuesday evening, Feb 26th, from 6:30 to 8:30pm. This affects our city and…

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Bicycles may use Full Lane

The signs are going up! Bicycles may use full lane! So what does that mean? Does that mean its safe for us to ride in the street? Well, no, not really. Riding in general is kind of dangerous because of a lot of things, not the least of which is…