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Website Helps Austin Bicycle Commuters Find a 'Bike Buddy'

KUT News

A new website supported by the City of Austin’s Public Works Department aims to connect experience bicycle commuters with those who want to give it a try.

The “Bike Buddy” website features an interactive map to help cyclists find others who are biking in the same area as they are.

"Many Austin commuters are interested in cycling, but concerned about the safety of riding to work,” Council Member Riley says in a press release. “We also have many experienced bike commuters who are ready to help others discover how safe and enjoyable riding to work can be. This website offers a bridge between those two groups, enabling anyone to feel more comfortable by riding in with an experienced commuter who can suggest good routes, address questions about equipment and clothing needed, and provide guidance about the rules of the road.”

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Laura first joined the KUT team in April 2012. She now works for the statewide program Texas Standard as a reporter and producer. Laura came to KUT from the world of television news. She has worn many different hats as an anchor, reporter and producer at TV stations in Austin, Amarillo and Toledo, OH. Laura is a proud graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, a triathlete and enjoys travel, film and a good beer. She enjoys spending time with her husband and pets.
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