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Walk Tucson: tactical urbanism meets walking directions

I’m attracted to the idea of Tactical Urbanism, which uses quick, often temporary, cheap projects to make a small part of our city more vibrant, lively, or enjoyable. It also allows new concepts to be tested before making substantial investments. Ultimately, Tactical Urbanism is a way to prompt larger changes by showing what is possible […]

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Rocco’s a surprise bike magnet

I always enjoy finding surprises (the good kind) when I’m out riding. Last week, my wife and I decided to ride over to Rocco’s Little Chicago on Broadway for dinner. Our surprise came when we arrived and the bike racks were completely full. That may not be so unusual for many restaurants outside of the UA/Downtown core that […]

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Rincon Heights holds first pilot Walking Workshop

Editor’s note: This post was written by Colby Henley one of Tucson Velo’s contributors. Henley is a daily bicycle commuter and advocate. While many of the articles on this site look at the benefits of using bicycles for everyday transportation, the most basic form of transportation for virtually all of us is walking. Walking is […]

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An Open Letter to Jimmy John’s

Editor’s note: This post was written by Colby Henley one of Tucson Velo’s newest contributors. Henley is a daily bicycle commuter and advocate. Dear Jimmy John’s, In early April of this year, I wrote to Zachary, the manager of the store at Campbell and Copper Street, pointing out the lack of bicycle parking. In the email, I mentioned the prime […]

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In pursuit of Platinum – Tucson ain’t Portland

Editor’s note: This post was written by Colby Henley one of Tucson Velo’s newest contributors. Henley is a daily bicycle commuter and advocate. Don’t worry, this isn’t another “Oh, Portland is so great” post. Tucson will never have the trees, architecture, culture or demographics of Portland..and that’s just fine. But much has been discussed about whether […]

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Bike Parking not a given with infill project

Editor’s note: This post was written by Colby Henley one of Tucson Velo’s newest contributors. Henley is a daily bicycle commuter and advocate. A new Jimmy John’s restaurant opened a couple weeks ago on Campbell Ave in the former Bagelry location. The company did a major renovation, basically gutting the structure, blading the lot down […]

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Bicycles and faith: Combining transportation and religion

Editor’s note: This post was written by Colby Henley one of Tucson Velo’s newest contributors. Henley is a daily bicycle commuter and advocate. On a recent Sunday at Vineyard Christian Community, I asked Dustin Shaber if riding his bike to church was just a matter of convenience or if it meant anything deeper for him. […]

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Rider of the Week: Beginning bicyclist

Editor’s note: This post was written by Colby Henley one of Tucson Velo’s newest contributors. Henley is a daily bicycle commuter and advocate. I want to introduce you to my brother, Wade. He just bought a bike with the hope of pedaling away some pounds and building up his fitness and stamina. I talked with […]

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An inside look at transportation project cost cutting

Editor’s note: This post was written by Colby Henley one of Tucson Velo’s newest contributors. Henley is a daily bicycle commuter and advocate.  Downtown Links Alignment The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) recently completed a ‘value analysis’ for the Downtown Links project, a key roadway affecting downtown connectivity and access for all modes of transportation. I don’t want […]

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More bike corral locations waiting in reserve

Editor’s note: This post was written by Colby Henley one of Tucson Velo’s newest contributors. Henley is a daily bicycle commuter and advocate.  The City of Tucson installed its first bike corral in front of the Rialto Theater in August 2009, the second at Time Market in October 2009, and the third at Epic Cafe in April […]

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Advocacy groups from around the country sharpen their skills in Tucson

Editor’s note: This post was written by Colby Henley one of Tucson Velo’s newest contributors. Henley is a daily bicycle commuter and advocate.  Living Streets Alliance, a local biking and walking advocacy group, hosted a three-day Winning Campaigns Training workshop that attracted groups from Phoenix, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Washington D.C. The workshop was put on by the Alliance […]

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