Two Wheels, 236 New Miles

Austin unveils new bicycle map in time for Bike to Work Week

The city's new bicycle map may help cyclists navigate Austin streets.
The city's new bicycle map may help cyclists navigate Austin streets. (Photo by John Anderson)

The city of Austin has released a revised version of its bicycle map – the first update to the map since 2008 – and the changes are substantial. The city has upgraded or installed new bike amenities on 52 miles of roadways since then, and the new map has expanded from 250 square miles of coverage to 486. It's a very handy tool for both newbie and experienced cyclists, with color-coded markings rating roads' comfort and grade, as well as trails – really helpful on lengthy trips. It also features a safe-riding guide, and there's now a Spanish version. "Bicycling in Austin is increasing, and this map is a key tool the city has to educate new and existing riders on the importance of roadway etiquette and safe bicycling habits," says Annick Beaudet, manager of the city's Bicycle Program. May is National Bike Month, and copies of the map will be available at all NBM events. You can also get one on the seventh floor of One Texas Center (505 Barton Springs Rd.), for $2 at most local bicycle shops, or download it at www.cityofaustin.org/publicworks/bicycle.htm.

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