Archive | January, 2012

‘Crossbike’: Tucson’s newest bicycle amenity for crossing streets

Cyclists using the Third Street Bikeway now have a better way to cross Swan Road. (See the video of the crossbike in action at the end of the post) The City of Tucson activated the region’s first “crossbike” — a combination of a bicycle crossing and a crosswalk. The crossing utilizes a traditional HAWK crossing, […]

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Link roundup: January 31

Post any interesting links in the comment section. National This Is Not a Drill: Highway Lobby Trying to Push Transpo Bill Thru Congress Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Busts Myth That “Nobody Walks” in Rural America LeBron James Bikes to Work “All the Time” Photos from ‘The 2012 Bicycle Experience’ art show The rise of smartphones in bicycle retail Bike-Friendly […]

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Bike & Ped funding under threat…again

Once again bicycle and pedestrian funding is under threat from federal legislators. Here’s an excerpt from the League of American Bicyclists post about the latest threat. For the past 20 years, the federal Transportation program has included dedicated funding for biking and walking. Over the course of twenty years and three federal transportation laws, federal support for bicycle- […]

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More bike corral locations waiting in reserve

Editor’s note: This post was written by Colby Henley one of Tucson Velo’s newest contributors. Henley is a daily bicycle commuter and advocate.  The City of Tucson installed its first bike corral in front of the Rialto Theater in August 2009, the second at Time Market in October 2009, and the third at Epic Cafe in April […]

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Link roundup: January 30

Post any interesting links you find in the comment section. State Phoenix-area bus, light-rail use up, reflects U.S. trend Wall to Wall ride raises awareness for vets across the country National LeBron rides his bike to work House Transportation Bill “a March of Horribles” The High Speed Rail Debate Moves to the New York Times […]

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Bicycle yield bill and texting ban advance in legislature

Two bills that could have a major effect on riding bikes in Arizona advanced through the state’s House Transportation Committee yesterday. A bill allowing cyclists to treat stop signs as yield signs (HB2211) and a bill banning texting while driving (HB2512) advanced past the Transportation Committee for the first time in four and six years […]

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Link roundup: January 27

Post any interesting links in the comment section. Local 2 Wheelin’ in Tucson: Safe Routes to School Program gets kids on bikes UA tackles bike, pedestrian crowding State Bicycle and Pedestrian Funding (still) at Risk Proposal planning a bike co-op in historic building approved by county National House Bill Threatens to Eliminate Bicycle and Pedestrian Funding Help save cycling – […]

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Stolen Bike: Santa Cruz Heckler

REWARD! for information leading to the recovery of my dark green Santa Cruz Heckler was stolen on 1/22. Bike is size XL. Parts include Fox 36 TALAS fork, Mavic Crossline wheels, SRAM X9 shifters and derailleurs, Hayes disc brakes, Shimano SLX cranks, Shimano pedals, Joplin 4 dropper seatpost, WTB saddle, Easton carbon handlebars, black ODI […]

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Stolen bike: Sun cruiser

Make: Sun Model: [model] Color: Blue Serial # :k05d17400 Purchased: Swap meet Where stolen: Tucson, AZ Time: 3:30-6:30 Date: 1/22/2012 Type of lock: U-Lock Report #: Unique traits: Wobbling back tire Theft description: The bike was stolen from the side entrance to my backyard. The theft had occurred between the hours of 3:30pm and 6:30pm […]

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Stolen bike: Balance AL 750

Make: Balance Model: Balance AL 750 Color: Polished Aluminum w/ Saphire Fade Serial # :W41100915 Purchased: Tempe Bikes Where stolen: Residence — Near Swan and River Roads Time: Before 5:30 AM Date: 01/24/2012 Type of lock: Kryptonite Evolution Report #: 120124126 Pima County Sheriff’s Dept. Unique traits: Ringle RPM Wheels/Marzocchi Marthon SL Theft description: Stolen […]

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Stolen bike: Bianchi S.A.S.S.

Make: Bianchi Model: S.A.S.S Color: Chrome Serial # :H5E00026 Purchased: Tucson Where stolen: Residence — Near Swan and River Roads Time: Before 5:30 AM Date: 01/24/2012 Type of lock: cable Report #: 120124126 Pima County Sheriff’s Dept. Unique traits: IRD hubs, Easton carbon seatpost/bars, Rockshox Duke fork (black) Theft description: Taken early in the morning […]

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Hearing for AZ version of Idaho Stop law this morning

Once again Arizona Legislators have introduced the “Bicycles, Yield at Stop Signs” bill and it gets it’s first hearing in the House Transportation Committee this morning. The hearing takes place at 9 a.m. and can be streamed live. Click here to see the stream. Ed Beighe of AZBikeLaw.com is reporting the bill appears to be the same […]

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