Pedaling for Safer Roads

We need safer streets for cycling worldwide, and my Austin friends over at the Please Be Kind to Cyclists organization is rising up and taking a stand on the issue.

But this post is not only to inform Austin cyclists to take part in the upcoming Pedaling for Safer Roads event, it’s for cyclists around the planet to stand up for safer roads everywhere.

Here’s a word from Please Be Kind to Cyclists founder (and my very good friend) Al Bastidas:

As you know, we have had many fatalities this year on the road where several people on bicycles have lost their lives and about a dozen more have been badly injured.  Our community is very upset and are demanding answers and solutions. Visit links bellow for News stories.

Pedaling for Safer Roads Part II, is a peaceful demonstration ride that will be taking place on November 29th.  We will start from City Hall and ride to the Capitol Grounds arriving at 7:00 PM.  We are expecting between 700 – 1,000 people on bicycles. So far we have 400 confirmed on our Facebook page.  If you haven’t yet confirmed your attendance, please visit our page to join:

Pedaling for Safer Roads II Facebook Page

The plan is to keep alive the message that was sent at our first demonstration ride back in May.  Chief Acevedo has confirmed to be one of speakers.  I hope you can support my efforts to bring peace to the streets of Austin.  Would you please invite your friends and post on your social networks.

The November 29th gathering will be a chance to send a message to lawmakers and city officials to create better infrastructure for cyclists, to implement comprehensive safety awareness and education among drivers and cyclists, and to create and enforce laws specifically protecting cyclists.

If You Aren’t in Austin

Even though this event takes place in Austin, you don’t have to be there to show your support.  Spread what they are doing through you social media channels.  If you’re a blogger, post an article about this.  Think about putting on a gathering like this in your own community.

We’re all in this together and it’s up to all of us to be the change we wish to bring about in the world.  Let’s keep on educating people (drivers and cyclists) who are on the roads and protect all of us who use them.

  • PamelaFaganHutchins

    Wonderful cause. I tweeted!

  • Tim Starry

    Thank you Darryl. We’re hoping to fill the streets.

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike

      It’s people like you who will ensure a great future for all of us cyclists.