Austin is ranked as one of the most bike-friendly cities in the country. If you have never taken advantage of the miles of dedicated bike trails and lanes, National Bike Month is a great time to put on your helmet, get outside and explore.
The city is continually working to develop a complete bike network. Those ongoing efforts are just one of the reasons the League of American Bicyclists has designated Austin a Gold Level Bicycle Friendly City.
If you want to give bicycle commuting a try, an online bike route map ranks roads on the level of comfort cyclists can expect based on traffic and accommodations. Roads marked in green have lanes physically separated from vehicular traffic. Blue roads have designated bike lanes. Also noted are several projects under development to add lanes for bike and pedestrian traffic.
If you’re not quite ready to share space with motorized vehicles there are more than 30 miles of urban trails snaking their way through the city.
The trail system is designed to let people enjoy the great outdoors while keeping them safe from traffic. Motorized vehicles, including electric scooters, are prohibited from the trails.
During National Bike Month, take the opportunity to explore biking. It’s a great way to relieve stress and a greener and more economical commuting alternative.