Archive | October, 2012

Photo: Now THIS is a cargo hauler

I used to think I could haul a lot on my cargo bikes, but clearly I’ve been out to shame. I rode past this gentleman on my way to work on Monday morning. His rig was becoming lore among friends on Facebook and even in my own family. According to posts on Facebook this gentleman […]

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Link roundup: October 31

Post any interesting links in the comment section. Local Saguaro East’s Hope Camp Trail opening up to mountain bikers Downtown tagger placed on probation State Bicycling Accidents: Not a Child’s Problem Anymore NAU Cycling: Mountain bikes to the max National With subways down, a call to clear the way for bikes, buses and walkers Sandy Aftermath: Where Would […]

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Tips for bike commuting

When you become the “bike guy” or “bike girl” at your place of employment, it is inevitable someone will come to you with questions about commuting by bike and how to get started. This happend to me a few days ago. When you commute by bike every day, it’s basically second nature, but for people […]

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Link roundup: October 30

Post any interesting links in the comment section. National Infographic: The Many Connections Between Transportation and Health Apps With Which to Pedal On Female mechanics, clients talk bicycles on Mondays without men Meet The Company That Made Facebook And Apple Bike Friendly A bike messenger’s longest day Denver Bike Share Membership Almost 90% White International Cobblestone Addiction -a not so smooth […]

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More roads along the streetcar route reopening

The construction on the Tucson Modern Streetcar continues to progress. Crews removed more fences and reopened two major streets this week. First, crews reopened Fourth Avenue between Sixth and Seventh Street. Fourth Avenue between Seventh and Ninth Street is still closed however. Late last week, construction crews removed the fences along Congress reopening one lane […]

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Link roundup: October 29`

Post any interesting links in the comment section. National Research Round-up: Cycletracks, Commute Trips and Low-Stress Streets Haul-o-ween NACTO Wrap-Up: Cities Are Doing It For Themselves Cycling Media Shamed Mayor Bloomberg: “Cyclists… more important than automobile riders” Fort Collins uses technology to track cyclist behavior Video: Seattle welcomes new greenway International When Will Protectionism End? […]

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Do you count? 2012 bike count wraps up

The 2012 Regional Bike and Pedestrian Count wrapped up Thursday evening at 6 p.m. This year’s count marked the fifth year the count has taken place and has expanded considerably since it started. It now includes more locations as well as pedestrians. I’m always pleased when I get counted during the bike/ped count. This year […]

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Link roundup: October 26

Post any interesting links in the comment section. Local Bike park dedicated to Tucson boy to celebrate anniversary Saturday Patrick Finley: One-time nomad settles for title of top triathlete State City’s bike budget may remain stagnant for next year National Do New York City’s streets live up to the hype? (Yes) The Millennial Mile: How Do We Turn […]

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Second Kidical Mass this weekend

Did you miss the Kidical Mass ride earlier this month? Did you have such a blast, you couldn’t wait until the next one? If so, you are in luck. The second of four planned Kidical Mass is scheduled for this Saturday at 10 a.m. The ride starts and stops at the Children’s Museum with a […]

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Link roundup: October 25

Post any interesting links in the comment section. Local On Cycling: Perceptions from inside the bike lane National Dedicated Bike Lanes Can Cut Cycling Injuries in Half Build a Bicycle Cargo Trailer Improved New York streetscapes boost business 13 Reasons You Should Start Biking To Work International Perfect Match: Metro Vancouver Melds Bikes and Transit

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Rincon Heights holds first pilot Walking Workshop

Editor’s note: This post was written by Colby Henley one of Tucson Velo’s contributors. Henley is a daily bicycle commuter and advocate. While many of the articles on this site look at the benefits of using bicycles for everyday transportation, the most basic form of transportation for virtually all of us is walking. Walking is […]

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Link roundup: October 24

Post any interesting links in the comment section. Local Cops search for bicycling sword thief National Amtrak Hits a Train Speed Milestone in the Midwest Experts: Pothole payoff no precedent A Bicycle That Seats You Plus Two Children (If You’re Okay With That) Bike retail comes in many flavors in Portland High school bicycle racing takes off Watch This: University of […]

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