Archive | June, 2012

Weekend streetcar construction update

Fourth Avenue and University Boulevard ADVANCE NOTICE: Beginning at 5 a.m. on Saturday, June 30, and Monday, July 2, the contractor will place the first lift of pavement on Fourth Avenue between Sixth Street and University Boulevard. Haul trucks delivering materials will enter the work area from side streets. Paving will begin at Sixth Street […]

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Bike businesses vying for $250k grant

Three Tucson bicycle businesses are vying for one of 12 $250,000 small business grants. Craycroft Cycles, a local bike shop primarily focusing on BMX bikes, O2 Modern Fitness, a bicycle fitness studio Ans Julie Bar, an energy bar are all in the running for the grants. The Mission Small Business grants are being provided by […]

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Link roundup: June 29

Post any interesting links in the comment section. State An Arizona Hick Tries Capital Bikeshare (Part 2) National With six kids and no car, this mom does it all by bike Why advocates are distraught over new transportation bill Press Release: Congress Decreases Funding for Biking & Walking A Bad Bill for Bicycling Rails-to-Trails: Final Transpo […]

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Playground hosting Le Tour parties starting Saturday

The Playground Bar & Lounge will be hosting several Tour de France viewing events during this year’s race. The first such event is this Saturday at 4 p.m. to launch the Le Tour de France events at Playground. The event this Saturday will allow fans to enter Tour contests including picking teams, riders and stage […]

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Link roundup: June 28

Post any interesting links in the comment section. State An Arizona Hick Tries Capital Bikeshare (Part 1) National Boxer Confirms That Some Bike/Ped Protections Remain in Final Bill Colorado fires have industry on the run The 2012 Tour de France: A Viewer’s Guide Boy pedals bicycle in high speed lane of Interstate Bicycle riders to receive ice cream […]

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Driver in fatal pedestrian crash arrested

A 54-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed by a 68-year-old driver who was arrested for the crash. Peter Morse was struck by James Douglas Soukup near Rudasill Road and La Cañada Drive at 6 a.m. Tuesday morning. According to a Pima County Sheriff’s Department news release, Morse was walking westbound on Rudasill Road when Soukup, who […]

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Link roundup: June 27

Post any interesting links in the comment section. State Cycle: Maricopa County Tables Plans for Downtown Bicycle Cellar National High Anxiety: Good Parents and Bad Parents on the Road Innovative camp teaches children with disabilities how to ride a bicycle BikeArlington Brings Legomania to Bicycle Safety Santa Cruz City Councilman Chases Bike Thief During Meeting Break Downtown Denver Rivals Portland […]

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Pedestrian struck and killed in northwest Tucson

  Update: An adult male was struck by an east bound motorist while walking westbound on Rudasill Road near La Cañada Drive at 6 a.m. this morning. According to the Pima County Sheriff’s office the victim was taken to a local hospital where he later died. Investigators are still on the scene and will have […]

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Cops driving and parking in the bike lane

Not once, not twice, not three times — but four times on my commute today I encountered vehicles blocking the bike lanes and shoulders. To be fair, however, only two were particularly egregious and both of those happened to be police officers. I found this police officer taking up half the striped shoulder on Limberlost while there was […]

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Link roundup: June 26

Post any interesting links in the comment section. Local Eller wakes from coma, expected to recover $1000 Bike Grant Photo Essay: Bicycle Transportation in Car-land National Helping Boxer Help Us Precious Cargo Beer Wrench Fixes Bikes and Opens Bottles Robert Moses, Pedal Pusher? There’s A Reason We Were Never Promised Flying Bicycles How Twitter found my stolen bicycle Pedestrian and bicycle groups fear […]

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Defense pushing plea deal in cyclist hit-and-run case

The woman accused of hitting, seriously injuring a cyclist, then fleeing and trying to cover it up remains behind bars more than a year after the crash took place. William Abate, the father of Samuel Abate, who was struck in May of last year while riding on Swan Road said lawyers for Abigail Allin are […]

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Link roundup: June 25

Post any interesting links in the comment section. Local Downtown Calgary ripe for cycling ’explosion’: Co-ordinator State Bike thieves target Tempe campus, light rail stops National Top 10 Reasons Sen. Boxer Must Keep Her Word on Bike/Ped Programs Cycling with Very Young Children On Capitol Hill the Attacks on Bicycling and Walking Continue On Portland’s East Side, a Sea of […]

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