Archive | January, 2013

Photo: YMCA experiencing a “rash” of bike thefts

The photo above was tweeted to me by Arizona Daily Star reporter Becky Pallack (@beckypallack) who snapped the photo at the downtown YMCA. Anecdotally it seems like more bikes are being stolen, but I don’t yet have the data to back it up. What’s interesting though is I’ve had occasion to speak with a lot […]

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Link roundup: January 31

Post any interesting links in the comment section. Local State A bike-friendly future National Bike commuters are happiest (and other PSU research tidbits) Tips to Make the White House a Bicycle Friendly Business #letdenisride Bike Law University: Summary of State Safe Passing Laws SFMTA’s Bicycle Strategy Could Make SF Top in the Nation — If It’s […]

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Mail order bicycle shop moving to Tucson; looking for new employee

BikeShopHub.com, the mailorder commuter-focused bike shop, which is currently located in Flagstaff, is getting ready for their move to Tucson and is looking for a full-time employee. Josh Lipton, Bike Shop Hub’s owner said in an email that his family will soon be living in Tucson and he will be going back and forth between […]

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Link roundup: January 30

Post any interesting links in the comment section. National The LaHood Era is over: A look back and a look ahead Let the Conversation Ride: Your #letdenisride Responses 28 Lanes, 8.5 Minutes to Cross — Is This America’s Worst Intersection? Rorshach Test: What Do You See When You Look at this Photo? Bicycle Lock Dock and […]

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The unexpected joys of riding a bike

I’m assuming because you are reading this post, I don’t need to extoll the virtues of bicycle riding. I figure you already know riding a bike is a healthy, cheap, efficient and fun way to get around or exercise. For me, though, it’s the little joys that aren’t among bicycling’s major talking points that have […]

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Link roundup: January 29

Post any interesting links in the comment section. National You Don’t Have to Be Superhuman to Commute by Bicycle BUI: Biking Under the Influence Podcast Where are the Bicycles in Post-Apocalyptic Fiction? Positively Biketastic The Green Lane Project in New York: City to City Solutions Bikes and advertising PBOT will begin installing new 20 mph signs next month […]

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Streetcar forces UA cycling club to find new crit course

The University of Arizona Criterium is scheduled for this Saturday, but it won’t be on the UA campus, well, the main campus anyway. The race, which has started at 1st Street and Warren Avenue for the last several years, was forced to find a new course because of the streetcar. Members of the UA Cycling […]

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Link roundup: January 28

Post any interesting links in the comment section. Local Road runner: Tucson is adding new bike boulevards to get more of us on 2 wheels 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo dedicates 2013 edition to IMBA National Recording Online: How to Start and Sustain a Women’s Bike Club Portland Mega-Highway Backers Resort to “Rebranding” Momentum Builds for Tougher Hit […]

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Stolen cargo bike auctioned by Tucson Police

The Mexican Mercurio cargo bike you see above was reported stolen on March 27 by Leif Abrell. He filed a police report, posted to Facebook and filled out a stolen bike form on Tucson Velo. That same day, the Tucson Police Department apparently found the bike abandoned in a parking lot, yet Abrell did not […]

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Link roundup: January 25

Post any interesting links in the comment section. National McDreamy On Bankruptcy Auctions and Coffee-Selling Bike-Repair Trucks Seattle “Bikelash” Largely Invented, Poll Finds Highlights from NACTO’s 2012 “Designing Cities” Conference Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett: We Have to Build This City For People Confronted With Congestion Pricing, People Clamor for Transit, Gas Tax To Boost Shopping […]

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Tucson’s youngest bicycle commuter?

Yesterday, Truman completed his first bicycle commute. Irene had an appointment, which meant I had to take both kids with me in the morning. I dropped Luci off  and preschool and took Truman into work with me. The ride solidified that having the right equipment can make all the difference. I’m vigilant about making eye […]

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Link roundup: January 24

Post any interesting links in the comment section. State ADOT proposing new bike, pedestrian safety plan for state highways National Drivers Cover Just 51 Percent of U.S. Road Spending Road Diets Are Changing American Cities for the Better Safer than ever to commute by bicycle Kickstart a Bicycle Headlight That’s Also a Really Loud Horn New Northeast L.A. bike lanes will […]

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