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Discussion: Bicycling in Austin

The City of Austin has devoted extensive energy to bicycling over the years.  You can read the report of the City's Street Smarts Task Force here, and the subsequent Bicycle Plan here, Here's an updated bicycle map of Austin.  We also have a list of projects that are planned, completed, and in progress, along with information on how to obtain a bike rack for public use. We also have lots of additional resources for bicyclists and these resources from the Austin Police Department on how bicyclists and other road users can safely coexist.

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Topic: Overview

The City of Austin has devoted extensive energy to bicycling over the years.  You can read the report of the City's Street Smarts Task Force here, and the subsequent Bicycle Plan here, Here's an updated bicycle map of Austin.  We also have a list of projects that are planned, completed, and in progress, along with information on how to obtain a bike rack for public use.  We also have lots of additional resources for bicyclists  and  these resources from the Austin Police Department on how bicyclists and other road users can safely coexist.   

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To begin, tell us about your experiences either bicycling in Austin or interacting with bicyclists as drivers or pedestrians.  How easy or difficult has it been for you to bike around Austin or to co-exist with bicyclists?  How would you rate the overall bicycling experience and the relationship between bicyclists, motorists, and pedestrians?

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We're curious, both among current bicyclists and those who bicycle infrequently but might want to do so more often, what's missing from the City's bicylce system--specific routes, facilities, policies, and the like.  Share your thoughts here.

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For those who typically travel by means other than bicycle, we're curious about where you see the greatest challenges in the relationship among users of the road--drivers, walkers, and cyclists.  Share your thoughts on the biggest issues you see as you travel and co-exist with cyclists.  

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