Bike Friendly Richardson

Bicycling Goals For Richardson – 2014

Posted in Advocacy, City Stuff by dickdavid on January 3, 2014

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What do you think the 2014 Bike Goals for the City of Richardson should be? Please post your ideas that would help improve biking in our city – and would cost little to nothing out of their budget. We’ll see if we can politely bring them to their attention.

I’ll start:
Safe Passing Ordinance. They passed it in Plano and a few other north Texas towns, so it makes sense for Richardson.
Keep Public Trails Open Longer. Figure out a way to open the Owen’s Trail for pedestrians and cyclists through the Sherrill Park Golf Course for much longer hours – 24 if possible
Safer Intersections Along Bike Routes. An example would be to turn the intersection at Melrose and Custer into a 4-way stop.
Bike Parking Ordinance. Require new construction to include bike parking. OR, at least, offer good incentives for developers to add them to their plans.

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Pics and Recap From National Bike To Work Day – Bike Commuter Energizer Stations

Posted in Advocacy, Bicycle Events, Bike Friendly by dickdavid on May 19, 2013
Commuters At Richardson Station

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Last Friday was National Bike To Work Day.  Based on last years success in RichardsonBikeDFW and Dallas Area Rapid Transit hosted 5 Bike Commuter Energizer Station in the Dallas area: Plano, Garland, Richardson, Downtown Dallas, and Oak Cliff. Joined by local cities of Plano, Garland and Dallas along with local bike groups, Bike Friendly Richardson, Bike Friendly Garland and Bike Friendly Oak Cliff, we were able to provide these support stations around town.

Dozens of bike commuters and hundreds of other transit commuters visited these stations that morning. Cyclists were able to eat some breakfast, grab some snacks and drink some coffee and water before heading into work. Local bike shops performed bicycle safety checks, while DART and local cities provided commuter information and swag.

This was a great success for DFW bike commuters and and cycling community. With the help of more sponsors and local volunteers,we hope to expand it to even more stations next year.

Special Thanks To Our Sponsors and Volunteers:
We plan on adding a complete list of volunteers and sponsors, as soon as we get all the information in. Until then, here are some key people:

SPONSORS:
KIND Healthy Snacks Arthuro Garza
Clif Bars Jeanine Romine
Neuro Energy Drinks Kasey Smith
Re-Geared Rachel Spire
Generator Coffee House JimD
Zang Triangle Apartments
Cycling Savvy DFW Waco Moore and Eliot Landrum

LOCAL BIKE SHOPS FOR SAFETY CHECKS:
Plano Cycling and Fitness (Plano)
Richardson Bike Mart (Richardson)
Don Johle’s Bike World (Garland)
Richardson Bike Mart (Downtown Dallas)
Oak Cliff Bicycle Company (Oak Cliff)

DART: EVENT CO-SPONSOR/ORGANIZER:
Dan Dickerson and his team of great volunteers from DART:
Chris Walters, Steve Biba, Shaun Tooley, Jennifer Jones, Charylene Crayton, Jennifer Hall (and more).

CITY CO-SPONSORS:
Ann McGinnes and her team (City of Garland), Renee Jordan (City of Plano), Max Kalhammer, Kevin Lefebvre, Kimberly Mackey (City of Dallas)

VOLUNTEERS:
Jonathan Braddick, and his team (names to come) (Oak Cliff), Michael McNair (Garland), Jared Cook (Garland), Robert Cherry (Garland), Joshua McNeely (Richardson)

BIKEDFW: EVENT CO-SPONSOR/ORGANIZER:
Marc Mumby (Akard), Richard Wezensky (Richardson/Garland), Jenny Rilling (Richardson), Anita Mills (Oak Cliff), Michael Freiberger (Plano), Warren Casteel (Multi-Location Support)

For a more detailed account of how these stations came together, click here.

Pics Of The Event (Richardson and Garland) See full set here:

Richardson Bike Mart At Richardson Station

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Richardson Bike Mart At Richardson Station

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Garland Station

Garland

Don Johle's Bike World At Garland Station

Garland

Richardson Station

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More Pics can be found here:
(coming)

Please Welcome Bike Friendly Garland

Posted in Advocacy, Bike Friendly by dickdavid on August 21, 2012

Ever since we started up Bike Friendly Richardson (from the inspiration of Bike Friendly Oak Cliff), we had a vision that more communities in the DFW Metroplex would do the same. Several have – more actively than others – but none were our immediate neighbors like Plano, Addison, Carrollton, or Garland. Well, that has changed.

We are happy to announce that friend of BFR and fellow blogger, Jonathan Guzman with A Bicycle’s Point Of View, started up Bike Friendly Garland.

Let’s show BFG some support by joining their Facebook Page. Also, if you live and cycle in Garland, Jonathan would love some help getting their group launched. Volunteers are more than welcome.