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Action Alert: Safe Streets Petition

Action Alert: Safe Streets Petition

This is an emergency and we need your help. Bike Austin and 30 other organizations have just put a crucial proposal to the City of Austin: To create a citywide network of “Slow Streets” during this pandemic to allow safe exercise on neighborhood streets to reduce…

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Basic Guidelines on Safe Biking Now

Basic Guidelines on Safe Biking Now

It’s OK to ride your bike, but follow these tips to do so safely.

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COVID-19 Shelter in Place: What It Means for Austin Cyclists

COVID-19 Shelter in Place: What It Means for Austin Cyclists

Biking is more essential than ever. We also want to share that we’ve officially postponed Bike to Work Day until the fall, but May is still Bike Month and we’ll be offering some fun ways to engage those of you who still want to celebrate all things

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Police ID women killed after vehicle hit fuel truck in Southeast Austin – News – Austin American-Statesman

Austin police on Friday identified two women who died this week after a crash in Southeast Austin.

Officers responded just before midnight Tuesday to a crash at the intersection of the northbound service road of Texas 130 and the westbound service road of Texas 71.

Investigators said Margarita Escalante Ibarra, 23, was driving along the westbound service road of Texas 71 when she ran a red light and struck a freight fuel truck.

Ibarra and a passenger in the vehicle, 22-year-old Alejandra Berenice-Sanabria-Alejandro, died at the scene, police said.

The driver of the fuel truck was uninjured, according to authorities. No charges are expected.

The deaths bring the number of traffic fatalities in Austin this year to 27, according to Austin police. There were 18 fatalities at this time last year.

#TravisCoTrafficFatality FINAL Vehicle Rescue

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Pursued vehicle found crashed into northwest Travis Co. bank building – News – Austin American-Statesman

A vehicle crashed into a Bank of America office building in northwest Travis County early Saturday after a short car chase by deputies, the Travis County sheriff’s office said.

Deputies first received several reports of attempted vehicle burglaries overnight Saturday in the Steiner Ranch area, said Kristen Dark, spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office. They later found a vehicle around 2 a.m. that they believed was connected to the reports, Dark said.

However, the driver quickly drove away from deputies and onto RM 620 in Northwest Travis County. Deputies chased the vehicle a short distance but lost its location.

Another call came in shortly after saying that same vehicle crashed into the Bank of America Financial Center at Four Points, which is at the intersection of RM 620 and Bullick

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Man accused of drunkenly hitting pedestrian in South Austin, driving with ‘mangled corpse’ in vehicle

AUSTIN, Texas — A man accused of drunkenly hitting a pedestrian in South Austin on Saturday night drove for half a mile with the body before stopping at a bar, according to an affidavit.

Witnesses told police Paul Joseph Garcia, 24, was driving a 2014 white Ford Focus without headlights at high speed when he hit pedestrian Lee Martin Cagle, 55, who was walking near Slaughter Lane.

The body of the pedestrian reportedly went through Garcia’s car windshield, landing on the passenger seat. The affidavit said Cagle had extreme, traumatic head injuries and some body extremities detached and left in the roadway and inside the vehicle.

Garcia allegedly proceeded to drive south on Menchaca Road after the incident, before stopping outside South Austin Beer Garden. Witnesses told police he calmly walked away from his car and entered the beer garden barefoot.

Garcia was not served alcohol and was

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Transportation | Austin ISD

All March and April Stop Arm Camera hearings are postponed until further notice due to COVID-19. Everyone will receive a new hearing  appointment by mail.

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Austin ISD transports nearly 23,000 students daily on nearly 500 buses. Our mission is to provide safe, reliable and professional transportation for our students; all buses have seat belts.