Why do people ride?

Nearly 30% of Texans who drive are either frustrated or angry when they see cyclists on the road, according to a survey conducted by GDC Marketing and Ideation commissioned by non-profit Please BE KIND to Cyclists (Please BE KIND) as part of a traffic safety grant awarded by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).1 The qualitative data further support this as many motorists state that they experience anxiety while driving out of fear that they might injure a cyclist. There are many different types of cycling styles, each of whom may have differing levels of experience and knowledge of the rules and laws they are supposed to follow. These are some of the most common types of people who bike: Neighborhood Riders ...

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Cycling quickly becoming a popular mode of transportation in Texas cities

According to a report from the League of American Bicyclists, Texas is ranked the 30th most bicycle friendly state in the country1. While many of the reasons for this low ranking are still in effect, a variety of factors have lead to an increase in cycling culture in Texas. From a growing desire to decrease our carbon footprint, to simply trying to avoid rush hour traffic, or just to be more fit, cycling is more prevalent in Texas than ever before. One of the main reasons for the increase in cycling culture is people trying to avoid the headaches that come with city traffic. A report by Inrix-Driving Intelligence states Texas has 3 of the top 25 most congested cities ...

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