Archive | April, 2011

Link roundup: April 30

Post any interesting links in the comment section below. Local Biking Beyond Bigotry Launches in Arizona The southwest bike tire massacre National Activist group to track bike/streetcar track crashes Tour of the Gila got off to slow start, but has become big race This year, it is going to be Bike to Work month Getting […]

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City officially chooses rail with wider gap

The City of Tucson officially announced today that they have decided to use a type of track with a wider gap. On Monday, Tucson Velo reported that the city would use Tee Rail instead of the Block Rail they had planned to use. That decision was confirmed today in an announcement: The City of Tucson […]

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Bike boulevard construction enters final phase

The Fourth Avenue/Fontana Bicycle Boulevard is entering its final stage, which focuses on signing and striping the route. Tom Thivener, the city’s bicycle and pedestrian program manager, said the the route should be completed soon. “There is still quite a bit of work to do out there, but I think it will be wrapped up […]

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Link roundup: April 29

Post any interesting links you find in the comment section. Local Re-bicycle with BICAS this summer El Grupo: Tour of the Gila Update #1 State Can You Get A DUI On A Bicycle? AZ Devo Racers Going Across the Pond Mountain Biking: Whiskey Off-Road returns to Prescott Bike group surveys Tempe intersections for safety study […]

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New bike lane on Highland completed

I wrote about the new bike lane on Highland Avenue just south of Sixth Street when crews were working on the stretch. This is what it looked like riding through last week. What do you think? Is it an improvment?

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BICAS organizes bike drive on UA campus

BICAS will be on the University of Arizona campus for two weeks starting Monday in an attempt to prevent students from abandoning their bikes at the end of the year. Kylie Walzak, BICAS’ education coordinator, said the bicycle co-op has partnered with the Residence Life Office of Sustainability to notify students that BICAS will be […]

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Link roundup: April 28

Post any interesting links you find in the comment section. Local City asks for help in assessing one of its trickiest intersections State Phoenix pedals forward for bicyclists Bike count shows prevalence of cyclists in Tempe Man sentenced to year in jail after hitting and killing a bicyclist in Tempe Prescott College students attend Velo-City […]

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Ride of silence: Wednesday May 18

Check out the details for this year’s Ride of Silence, which takes place at 6 p.m. on Wednesday May 18 at Ramada #22 on the west side of Reid Park. Click the image for a larger version of the flier.

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Share your hot weather riding tips

There is no avoiding it. It’s going to get hot. This winter you shared your tips for surviving sub-freezing weather, but now we’ll have to switch gears. On Thursday, forecasters are saying the high will be 96 degrees. What suggestions do you have for surviving the heat? The obvious suggestions are to ride early, drink […]

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Link roundup: April 27

Post any interesting links you find in the comment section. State Group compiles data on Tempe bicyclists National Research shows biking, walking can thrive in suburbia Making a living unchaining the bicycle Make: Online | Top 10: CRAFT-y Bike Projects Bike Lock Concept Makes Bike Impossible to Ride If Stolen Distracted drivers, bike riders face […]

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Officials performing safety assessment of Congress/4th Ave. intersection

One of Tucson’s most complicated intersections will be the subject of extreme scrutiny for the next two days. Officials from the Arizona Department of Transportation are in Tucson performing a “Road Safety Assessment” of the intersection downtown where 4th Avenue, Toole Avenue and Congress Street meet. The assessment is designed to be an inexpensive way […]

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Link roundup: April 26

Post any interesting links in the comment section. Local New Tucsonan blogs about bikes National Fort Collins officials seeking input on e-bikes ‘The Lumberyard’ will be Portland’s first indoor MTB park LAPD to Use Currie Electric Bikes Another Bike-Friendly Notch in Boston’s Belt: Bike-Share to Launch This July Gas Prices Soar And So Do Bike […]

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