BEE CAVE, Texas (KXAN) - Last month, a Lake Travis cycling club decided to band together and approach the city of Bee Cave to see if there's anything they can do to make their roads safer. They installed biking signs, and bicyclists say this is a great start.
The action was put into motion, when on April 28, an accident near Westbank killed 55-year-old Verter Ginestra, a popular Austin cyclist killed. Many of his cycling friends decided it was time to take action to make the roads they frequent a little safer.
Diven said he and his friends decided to make a video to show what riding a bike looks like from the rider's view while on Bee Cave Parkway. They showed it to City Council last month and asked if they would consider adding signs and even bike lanes on the 1 1/2-mile stretch of road.
"We took a small camera and put it facing both front and back on the bike," said Diven, "and just rode up and down Bee Cave Road just showing how close the cars come to us and just kind pf what we have to deal with out there on a daily basis."
"We love this guy," said Osgerby, "and he was doing everything right. There's no way to justify what happened."
Osgerby started the website Cyclingtexas.org several years ago. It's a website opposed to texting and driving. He says cycling is so popular in Austin that bike-auto collisions could get worse unless something is done ahead of the problem.
"As the sport gets more popular, you know, more people on the road," said Osgerby, "more accidents happen so we all have to figure out new ways to be safe."
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