I shot the video above with my GoPro and is from the 57-mile start. As you can see the conditions deteriorate quickly.
In a little more than a month it will be four years since I started TucsonVelo.com to bring you bicycle news from around the region. In that time I’ve published more than 2,650 posts covering all sorts of news and events unique to the Tucson bicycling community. It’s not always easy bringing you stories about […]
It’s been 22 months since I started my MBA. On Wednesday I completed my last class and am officially done. It’s been a challenge to juggle, my full-time job, family, MBA work and this website. Often the quality of the stories here were not as good as they should be because I didn’t have the […]
Check out the video of the bat-wing bike I shot after the All Souls Procession last night. The bike was the last of the procession and even shot flames. I haven’t seen this bike out and about before. Have you? There were a lot of other bikes in the procession including the cowcycle. Did you […]
A few days after posting a photo of a pretty terrible signage problem on the University of Arizona campus, the problems have been fixed. Check out the photo below for the before shot. It always makes me happy something that needs fixing gets fixed after we post about it.
A bond oversight committee has been established to help decide which residential streets the city should spend some of the $15 million available for pavement fixes on. When city voters passed proposition 409, the $100 million bond for repairing Tucson roads last november, $85 million of it was directed toward arterial roads. The remaining $15 […]
I’ve been getting used to the streetcar tracks and how to navigate. I might have even been getting a little complacent about them. Last week I witnessed my first streetcar crash and saw the aftermath of a second, which served as a reminder that one mistake can lead to a crash. In both cases the […]
In the last few weeks, the Arizona Daily Star has been reporting more on the rise of bicycle and pedestrian crashes in the region. The first was Tim Steller’s piece about the lives of bikers and walkers being cheap. This weekend, Becky Pallack reported that Tucson has broken a record for the number of pedestrian […]
Judging by the placement of several signs along the streetcar route through the University of Arizona, the person or persons doing the placement, must not think highly of the bike lanes. The first image is on Park Avenue heading north. The stop sign is placed in the bike lane and the sign itself stretches even […]
Streetcar construction has wrapped up, but people are still violating parking rules on a daily basis creating dangerous conditions for cyclists. It’s time for the University of Arizona and Tucson Police Departments to crackdown on motorists like they do during their bicycle enforcement. The most common violation is parking in no parking zones and not […]
Yesterday, as Luci and I were riding near the University toward her preschool a driver passed us. The driver swung wide giving us about 10 feet, but also sped up going much faster than the speed limit. When the driver sped past, something I had been mulling over clicked. I prefer a driver who goes […]
The shoulder along Toole Avenue has been cleared of debris and now allows cyclists to use it. I posted almost a month ago about frequently passing by a section of Toole Avenue and being forced into the travel lane when a reasonable shoulder existed because the trees had been allowed to take over. In the […]