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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 6:42 am 
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Fort Worth Mountain Biker's Association Members and Non-Member Friends,

This Monday evening (7pm) the Fort Worth Bicycle Association (FWBA) is hosting Bike Texas Executive Director Robin Stallings at their meeting. Mr. Stallings will be speaking on up-coming legislative efforts related to safe cycling access and funding in our state capitol; specifically this year's Safe Passing Bill for Cyclists (Senate Bill 488 details at: http://www.lmrabicycleclub.com/mboard/v ... php?t=2110 ). I strongly urge each of you to check your schedules and attempt to make this meeting.

For several years now the Lockheed Martin Recreation Association (LMRA) Bicycle Club has been advocating greater, and safer bicycle access for North Texas; we've often found our efforts in unison with those of your outstanding organization. We have also pressed Bike Texas (formerly Texas Bicycle Coalition / www.biketexas.org ) for increased interest and focus towards this region of our great state. Bike Texas has provided some important assistance to our club in the last couple of years and they are our state organization for cycling rights, funding, and legislation. Please come out to this meeting and show there are a lot of interested cyclists in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, and North Texas.

I believe its a great thing that FWBA has invited Bike Texas to speak at this meeting and I greatly appreciate their sharing this event with other clubs and cyclists like ourselves. Increased awareness and forward movement on greater/safer bicycle access in our region is not an individual need, nor can it be accomplished by a single club; however, when cyclists gather together we are a majority standing before our local, regional and state representatives... lets all show-up and learn more about this year's process and show this region is concerned.

We all require greater access- to ride, to commute, to ride to those great trails your club has created.

Thank you,
Jim Wilson
President LMRA Bicycle Club
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Details about this Monday's meeting:


Date: Monday, 2 Feb 2009
Time: 7:00pm
Location: 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth
The meeting will be held at 7:00 pm on Monday
February 2 at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd. ,
Fort Worth , TX , Building #2, room 2-100.
Map: http://www.fwbaclub.org/membership/meetings.cfm

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:39 pm 
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Ordinance PASSED.

Suck it, Goodhair.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:03 pm 
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truman wrote:
Ordinance PASSED.

Suck it, Goodhair.


I think it was just the FW City Council passing the ordnance.
http://fortworthology.com/2011/03/02/co ... ordinance/

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:19 pm 
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Yes. I wasn't implying that anything took place in Austin.


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What is the point of this bill again? It seems like a very, very hard thing to enforce.

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What is the point of this bill again? It seems like a very, very hard thing to enforce.

yup and I'm betting most officers would lack motivation to enforce it.
Besides 3' is not much distance when you're talking about a delta of 20+mph.
IMO the money would be better spent on a share the road campaign - TV commercials, billboards and street signs.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:14 pm 
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Its a feel-good for the activists.

It has no more teeth than any other motorist law already on the books.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:22 pm 
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goongala wrote:
IMO the money would be better spent on a share the road campaign - TV commercials, billboards and street signs.


I fully agree.

It's not a huge deal, but when Perry scotched it the state bill, it seemed to give some people ammo to continue asserting that bikes shouldn't be on roads, period.

At best, this'll only maybe provide some ammo for a cyclist wronged who has a cop witness (riiiiight), or a functioning helmet cam.

More than that though, publication of the fact that the ordinance passed is an awareness campaign in its own right.

But, what the fuck do I know?


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