Archive | September, 2010

UA extends free trial period for bike valet

The University of Arizona Parking and Transportation Services department has extended the bike valet’s trial period. The bike valet will remain free to try until October 15. According to one of the students workers, the most bikes they have valeted in one day was 42.

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Business community seeks flexibility in bike parking rules (updated)

Proposed changes to the City of Tucson’s bicycle parking regulations are raising concerns in the business community. The bicycle parking rules are being moved from the city’s development standards document to the city’s land use code. Adam Smith, a principal planner for the City of Tucson, said the move makes it much more difficult to […]

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Link Roundup: September 30

Post any interesting links you find in the comment section. Bike thieves riding high in Flagstaff Positive Test for Contador May Cost Him Tour Title Bicycle Chic Gains Speed Chester police launch operation to crackdown on bicycle thieves The Bicycle Safari Stolen vintage Raleigh returned to woman who owned it for 30 years Davis poised […]

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PAG seeking volunteers for bike count at 100 locations

The Pima Association of Governments wants you… to volunteer to count bikes. Ann Chanecka, a PAG planner and the bike count point person, said they hope to count at 100 locations including 20 on the University of Arizona campus from Oct. 19-21. She said they will need more volunteers this year because they are adding […]

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Tucson no longer a top 10 bike-commuting city

The Tucson region is no longer in the top 10 for bike commuters. Based on data released by the census’ American Community Survey on Tuesday, the percentage of people commuting by bike in the region fell from 2.04 percent in 2008 to 1.87 percent in 2009. The small drop, combined with other major cities’ increases, […]

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Link Roundup: September 29

Post any interesting links you find in the comment section. Greenways improve bicycle safety, traffic Seattle gets “bike box” to make street safer for cyclists Bike Friendly Baltimore Magnetic Bike Water Bottle Holder Cuts Weight, Keeps Your Water Planted Charity ride to resume after stolen bikes recovered 2009 US Census: 5.81% of Portlanders commute by […]

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Pima County waiting for word on grant application

Pima County officials are still waiting for word on whether they will receive grant money for the Urban Loop. The county applied for $41 million in federal money to help complete the Urban Loop project, but according to Nanette Slusser, a Pima County assistant administrator, the federal government has delayed the decision because so many […]

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Bike planners pushing to add automatic counters in region

Figuring out just how many people are riding around the region might get a little easier is local bike planners have their way. Planners from the City of Tucson and Pima Association of Governments met with a representative from Eco Counter, a French company that sells automatic bike and pedestrian counters on Saturday. Eco Counter […]

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Link Roundup: September 28

Post any interesting links you find in the comment section. Tucson Driving: Dante’s real inner circle of hell Bicycle ban voted down in St. Charles County In praise of the bicycle… Bike boxes protect bicyclists, PSU study concludes Traffic chaos snarls former ‘bicycle kingdom’ of Beijing This Weber State professor uses bicycles to get to […]

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Photo: TPD tickets motorist on Mountain Avenue

Just wanted to share this photo of a Tucson Police Department motorcycle officer preparing to stop a motorist for driving in the bike lane at Mountain Avenue ad Grant Road. I’ve seen officers there often in the last few weeks. I have an email in to get the final citation counts once the enforcement is […]

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UAPD to follow up with enforcement of their own

Cyclists hoping for a respite from increased enforcement against bicycle violations will have to wait another month to relax. Following in Tucson Police Department’s footsteps, the University of Arizona Police Department will begin its own increased enforcement of cyclists starting Friday and lasting at least until the end of October. UAPD spokesperson Sergeant Juan Alvarez […]

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Link Roundup: September 27

Post any interesting links you find in the comment section. Spreading Bicycle Love Meet the honest London cyclist – only five ‘Boris bikes’ stolen Bike boulevard at crossroads Bicycle tours popular among middle-aged, elderly Kitsilano ‘Bike Lady’ pleads for return of vintage Raleigh she pedalled for 30 years Bike taxi drivers get a workout on […]

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