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New READ bike racks installed at Main library

Post by Pima County Public Library. The new bike racks installed at the Main Library in downtown Tucson have a message: READ. The R,E,A and D racks are replacements for the bike racks that were removed in August because of  drug dealing and other problems occurring in the area of the old racks, which were […]

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Link roundup: April 23

Post any interesting links in the comment section. Local High-ranking county official sues Pima County over bike accident National Start ‘em Young: Teaching a Child How to Ride a Bicycle San Jose Bike Party and Blinking Man Plaza hotel, NYC face off over bike-sharing rack As a low-car generation rises, youth organizers step up transportation […]

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Tucson’s first protected bike lane set for May 1 opening

Tucson’s first protected bike lane is scheduled to be completed before May 1. The protected lane will be installed on St. Mary’s Road between I-10 and Church Avenue. Tucson’s bike and pedestrian program manager Ann Chanecka said they will be using a type of bollard to create separation between the automobile lane and the shoulder. […]

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Link roundup: April 22

Post any interesting links in the comment section.   State How Does Your State Stack Up on Funding for Walking and Biking? Tuesday marks Bike to Work Day in Phoenix National New SFMTA budget a qualified win for bicycle infrastructure New Bicycle Trails at Heart of Transit Changes More New Orleanians walking, riding to work […]

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Pedal the Pueblo: Mayor ride, commuter discounts & finale

Pedal the Pueblo kicks off this morning with 18 organizations hooking up bike commuters with freebies and discounts all week long. Check out the list of participating events at the BikeFest Tucson website. On Wednesday commuters can join Mayor Jonathan Rothschild  for a ride from the University of Arizona to the Bike to Work Commuter […]

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Photos: Tucson Easter egg hunt by bike

Check out  few photos from this year’s bicycle Easter Egg Hunt. The Bike Fest Tucson event was hosted by Tucson Velo sponsor, Transit Cycles, the Mercado San Agustín. There were several easter egg caches within a mile of the Mercado. Check out the photos.

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Link roundup: April 21

  Post any interesting links in the comment section.   State Grid Bike Share Launch Delayed … Again Bikes And Cars: Can They Ever Get Along? What Is Your State Doing to Improve Walking and Biking? National Former Nike Design Director Launches CYLO to Redefine Urban Bike Design Cycle of passion Seattle’s Bicycle Master Plan: […]

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Ban bikes along the Streetcar? Read my editorial against it

Inside Tucson Business published a couple stories earlier this month related to the streetcar and bicycling safety. The first was a news story about bike safety and the streetcar. The second was an editorial by Inside Tucson Business, which called for banning bikes along the streetcar line. Here’s a snippet from the editorial: There are […]

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Link roundup: April 17

Post any interesting links in the comment section. National Wireless bicycle brake light President Obama threw a shaka sign at the Wounded Warrior Project bike ride New Disruptors 71: Bike Activist and Publisher Elly Blue Rare Bicycle Stolen In Brazen Theft From Auburn Bike Shop NCC sells Capital Bixi bike-share network to U.S. company Sriracha […]

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Tucson makes USA Today Top 10 Bike City

Tucson voted the 7th best bicycling city by USA Today readers yesterday. Tucson was one of 20 cycling destinations nominated by professional cyclist George Hincapie and voters narrowed the list down to the top 10 over the last four weeks. Here’s the top 10: After four weeks of voting by the public, the top 10 […]

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Link roundup: April 17

Post any interesting links in the comment section. State Support bike park at Fort Tuthill Flagstaff Bids for Bicycling Grant National Can a Canadian furniture tycoon speed up Portland’s bike share? Trek CEO John Burke: Want a bicycle-friendly Milwaukee, scream for it Not just a throwback trend, glow-in-the-dark products do safety with style Insane Downhill […]

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Pima County launches interactive Tucson bike map

Pima County announced the launch of an interactive map highlighting The Loop. What they didn’t say however is that the Tucson bike map also highlights the entire region’s bicycle routes as well as hiking and biking trails in Pima County. The interactive map uses over 30 different GIS map layers to provide detailed information about […]

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