Currently 83 miles up I-35, Austin is having their city council election right now. Bikeaustin.org is currently asking people to pledge to vote for bicycle and Pedestrians friendly candidates. Judging from what I've been hearing lately there, the City council regularly votes 11-0 or 10-1 on bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure and laws. Meanwhile in San Antonio, S Flores is back to the speeding stroad it use to be.
At the end of the ballot, you'll come across State Proposition 1, a vote to move money recently received by the oil and Gas industry fracking their way in the Eagle Ford Shale and use that revenue to build and maintain roads. TXDOT recently held hearing on removing dedicated funding for bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure. Because of this, it is most likely I will not be voting for this prop. Then again if I don't vote yes, chances are, that money will be gone entirely so damn if you do, damn if you don't.
Personally for me, I really don't see any local candidate that would push for the necessary change of rules that need to be changed for better infrastructure, but instead just make useless plans, plans that will not be followed and just collect dust. I really have nothing to say about who to vote for except for the governors race. Gregg Abbott is in a wheelchair and I personally don't trust anybody in a wheelchair that opposes great sidewalks or rules like the Safe Passing Bill.
25-1: Somewhere on the Eastside of Austin, there's this sign allowing church goers to park in the bike lane during church hours. If someone has the location of this sign, please tell me.