Austin Local News
APD to help launch WAVE and "roll nice"
The Austin Police Department is partnering with The Butler Bros. to offer a simple suggestion for cyclists and motorists trying to traverse the same congested roadways – share a WAVE with each other and “roll nice.” WAVE is intended to make both bike riders and motorists more aware of each other, and to foster cooperation and camaraderie between the two groups. The idea was born on a daily bicycle commute from South Austin to The Butler Bros. East Austin studios. A simple wave often yielded very positive interaction with drivers Butler encountered, creating a feeling of safety on the many unprotected bike routes to his office. WAVE is a movement that has already attracted support from a who’s who of Austinites, including musicians Ben Kweller and Bruce Robison, Chief Acevedo, famed hotelier Liz Lambert, BMX pro Aaron Ross, Mayor Pro-Tem Sheryl Cole and Bicycle Sport Shop Owner / Bike Austin board member Hill Abell all of whom appear in a short film that introduces WAVE.