Perhaps the biggest story of the year was the shakeup in the Tucson Department of Transportation office.
- Tom Thivener, the city’s bicycle and pedestrian coordinator took a position in Calgary and was replaced by Ann Chanecka.
- The department lost long-time transportation director, Jim Glock, who was a cyclist himself and was replaced by Daryl W. Cole, El Paso’s former transportation director.
- The county made a ton of progress on The Loop
- Tucson failed to get the platinum bike award
- The streetcar tracks started going in
- Tucson enacted a texting ban
Here’s a list of the 10 most popular stories of the year:
- 2012 El Tour de Tucson photos
- Arizona cyclist’s patented design helps recumbents climb better
- Students at local elementary school ready to ride new campus bike track
- City hires transportation director after rescinding offer to Portland official
- Tucson texting ban to take effect April 1
- ‘Crossbike’: Tucson’s newest bicycle amenity for crossing streets
- Cyclist killed in crash on Ajo Highway; Driver and passenger arrested
What stories stood out to you?
I am a complete numbers nerd, I love finding out how many miles you all rode this year. I ended up with 4,057 miles for the year. That’s down from 4,928 in 2011. How did you do?
Finally, any predictions for 2013? What will be the year’s big stories?
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