Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride Tackles Texas

from prnewswire.com (full article link)

From March 13-16, Wounded Warrior Project’s (WWP) Soldier Ride will be in Texas, cycling from San Antonio to Corpus Christi. Presented by Esenjay Petroleum Corporation, a privately held oil and natural gas exploration and production company based in Corpus Christi, Texas, the Lone Star State Challenge is the seventh segment of Soldier Ride’s 2007- 2008 national tour. The ride will begin on March 13, with a departure ceremony at the Center for the Intrepid in San Antonio and includes stops at the Alamo and Mission Espada. Then on March 14 at 9:00am, the group will cycle through Veteran’s Park in Beeville, about 40 miles north of Corpus Christi. The following day, Soldier Ride makes its way to Corpus Christi where members of the public can join the ride as part of a fundraising effort for either a 25 or 40 mile portion.

UT Austin Engineering Professor Surveying Bike Riders

A transportation engineering professor at The University of Texas at Austin is providing a survey for all bicyclers in Texas that will help in developing future bike lanes, bike racks and other facilities that better meet bicyclists’ safety and other needs.

In 2005, 784 bicyclists nationally were killed and 45,000 others were injured in traffic crashes. By surveying Texas bicyclists, Dr. Chandra Bhat hopes to enhance guidelines used by state and metropolitan organizations for designing bicycle facilities. The goal is to reduce traffic accidents, provide shorter commutes for bicyclists, and encourage more Texans to bicycle.

The online survey asks about preferred routes, reasons for bicycling and other information. It takes about 15 minutes to complete, and is available until May, here:

Bhat is conducting the survey with support from the Texas Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration.

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