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Teams launch bicycle initiative 

A collaboration of six Austin organizations has launched an initiative to introduce electrical bicycles to residents of the town’s inexpensive and low-income housing. 

Partnering with the Austin Transportation Division, the Housing Authority of the Metropolis of Austin, Bicycle Share of Austin, Capital Metro and BikeTexas, Austin Power helps to convey Capital Metro’s MetroBike electrical bikeshare program to HACA residents. 


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This system contains onsite MetroBike stations, free security helmets, in-person trainings from BikeTexas (when COVID-19 situations enable), a security and utilization video marketing campaign by Austin Power and Capital Metro and MetroBike subscriptions from the Austin Transportation Division. The primary 40 HACA residents to finish the coaching shall be eligible for a free MetroBike subscription. 

The MetroBike community doesn’t function on a conventional bike rental mannequin however is designed for use as a station-to-station bikeshare program. There are 4 MetroBike stations at or close to a number of HACA residential areas, with plans so as to add extra: 

• Third and Trinity streets (Conference Heart and Lakeside Residences). 

• Fourth and Chicon streets (Chalmers Court docket). 

• Second and Pedernales streets (Santa Rita Courts). 

• Rosewood Avenue and Chicon Road (between Salina Residences and Rosewood Courts). 

The HACA MetroBike coaching initiative launches on Oct. 5 along side Austin Power for Nationwide Night time Out, and Capital Metro will kick off MetroBike promotions previous to Austin Metropolis Limits. 

For extra data: bit.ly/3CF6taa. 

Courtesy of Austin Power 


Burn ban issued starting Friday

The Travis County Commissioners Court docket voted to challenge a burn ban for the unincorporated areas of the county starting Friday. 

The burn ban will expire Oct. 27 until additional motion is taken by the county decide or county fireplace marshal previous to that date. 

The hearth marshal urges warning when conducting out of doors grilling and barbecuing. It is suggested that residents have water close by in case of a fireplace. Residents can name 911 instantly if a fireplace will get uncontrolled. 

The ban doesn’t have an effect on prescribed burns, out of doors welding, reducing or grinding operations or scorching works operations carried out underneath county fireplace pointers, the hearth marshal’s workplace mentioned.

For extra data: 512-854-4621. 

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