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Public Bike Parking Facility Beautification (East 11th and Navasota)

We have been awarded a Keep Austin Beautiful grant to beautify a public bike parking facility in East Austin! The goal of the project is to beautify the two un-landscaped ROW areas adjacent to the new 11th and Navasota public bike parking island (concrete platform with 4 bike racks). We will need to excavate 2-3” […]

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KAB Volunteer Spotlight

From the most recent Keep Austin Beautiful newsletter: Have you ever noticed trash on the sidewalks when you are walking or biking downtown? Thanks to Christopher Stanton, executive director of the non-profit the Ghisallo Cycling Initiative, you probably see a lot less. Christopher has organized over 35 cleanups with KAB in the past two years. […]

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Lets Talk Numbers

“We can talk on and on about the various benefits that come with bikes, but when it comes to municipalities actually implementing policies and infrastructure, the conversation will inevitably turn to numbers. How do the real costs of driving a car compare with the costs of riding a bike? We believe we have developed a […]

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Women.Design.Build Bike Maintenance Brunch

A morning filled with mimosas, Italian egg sandwiches, coffee, and bike maintenance instructions thanks to the Ghisallo Cycling Initiative, Women.Design.Build, and our host Dolce Vita!

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Whole Foods Market’s Annual Team Member Appreciation Event

On Thursday, April 19th, Ghisallo Cycling Initiative wrenches Jordan Patik, Adam Butler, and Christopher Stanton, provided over 4 hours of complimentary bike maintenance at Whole Foods Market’s annual Team Member Appreciation lunch. The event, which hosted approximately 800 Whole Foods team members from their flagship Lamar store, Global and Southwest Regional offices, was part of […]

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Rio Grande Reconstruction Project Ribbon Cutting

The Rio Grande ribbon cutting event for Austin’s first “Green Lane Project” is on Monday, April 23rd. The ribbon cutting ceremony is at 3:45pm with the inaugural bike ride on this new cycle track following at 4:30pm. This stretch is part of our Rio Grande adoption though Keep Austin Beautiful.

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27th Annual Clean Sweep

Clean Sweep is KAB’s annual citywide cleanup that takes place all over Austin. In 2011 there were 136 cleanup locations all around Austin (31 zip codes) which collected over 25 tons of trash (from public spaces) and over 45,000 cigarette butts! This year 2012 it is occurring on Saturday, April 14 and we will be […]

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