Archive | February, 2013

Where would you take a bicycling visitor?

I’m working on a story for another publication — more on that later — about Tucson’s bicycling scene. The idea is to take a visitor on a virtual tour of Tucson. The reader is more interested in sightseeing and shopping than laying down serious miles and huge elevations gains. They want to get a feel […]

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Link roundup: February 28

Post any interesting links in the comment section. Local Tempe to Tucson V National For Eighth Year in a Row, the Average American Drove Fewer Miles in 2012 Bike patrol enforces San Antonio 3 foot passing law Editorial: Bicycle stop-sign proposal is a non-starter Zipcar’s Bold Stand On Bike Parking Why the Bike Industry Is Like the Beer Industry Night Bikes: First Step to […]

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Are bike thefts on the rise in Tucson?

That’s the question I am hoping to answer in the coming week. Anecdotally it seems like more bikes are being stolen in Tucson as of late. It also appears the thieves are being more brazen by stealing more unique bikes and stealing them in broad daylight. Two stolen Xtracycles, one of which is very unique […]

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Link roundup: February 27

Post any interesting links in the comment section. Local Housed in a shipping container, shop a pleasant surprise for cyclists Benefits of more ‘bike boulevards’ in Tucson State Bicycle Adventures National A Collective Tries to Make Cargo Bike Deliveries Work in Brooklyn Unicycling Student Wheels and Deals Against Bicycle Citation Screening tour begins for high school cycling film Gallery: The […]

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Walk Tucson: tactical urbanism meets walking directions

I’m attracted to the idea of Tactical Urbanism, which uses quick, often temporary, cheap projects to make a small part of our city more vibrant, lively, or enjoyable. It also allows new concepts to be tested before making substantial investments. Ultimately, Tactical Urbanism is a way to prompt larger changes by showing what is possible […]

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Link roundup: February 26

Post any interesting links in the comment section. Local State Phoenix Will Never Be Walkable. But Bike-able? Maybe … National Today’s Sign That America Is Falling Behind on Transport Policy Congestion Pricing Opens on the I-10, Hysteria on Hold Sequestration Week: Will Congress Find a Solution By Friday? Does It Matter? Every cyclist’s nightmare comes true as seat […]

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Update: Jamis-Hagens Berman cycling team assaulted by Tucson driver

Update: See the photo of Rodney Kinkade Jr. below.  Editor’s note: Check out Tyler Wren’s first-person account.  One cyclist with the Jamis-Hagnes Berman cycling team was sent to the hospital and several others were injured during an assault by a Tucson motorist on Friday morning around 11 a.m., according to a team rider. The professional cycling […]

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Link roundup: February 25

Post any interesting links in the comment section. State Police bait criminals with GPS-tagged bikes National Bike Powered Music Despite “Fix-It-First” Rhetoric, Obama Still Promoting Highway Expansions Astoria, Oregon gives pedestrians orange flags for visibility Fat Bike Friday: A Rebuttal NAHBS: Adventures in Off Road Adventure Bikes NAHMBS Trends: Alternative Materials Rhyming with, “Good” Rebuilding Center […]

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Cyclovia launches funding campaign to support two rides in April

Cyclovia Tucson organizers launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund two events in April. Organizers are hoping to raise $8,000 to pay for the rides on April 7 and April 28. Kylie Walzak the director of Cyclovia Tucson said creating an opportunity for the public help fund the ride has been something the group has […]

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Link roundup: February 22

Post any interesting links in the comment section. Local Tucson triathlon entrepreneur appointed to Sports and Tourism Board National NSC: 36,200 Americans Killed in Traffic in 2012, First Increase in 7 Years Chicago, Seattle Mayors Spar Over Bike Lanes, Tech Workers Chicago Unveils Proposed Designs for Downtown BRT Corridor Memphis student feeds homeless through bicycle mission The Nutter – […]

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Riding a bike in Tucson’s snow storm

When the snow started falling in Tucson yesterday afternoon, it was everything I could do to not bolt from by desk and hop on the bike. I had a deadline and couldn’t do it. Not being able to ride in the snow was disappointing. I was filled with excitement when I cam out from my MBA […]

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Link roundup: February 21

Post any interesting links in the comment section. State City of Phoenix may launch bicycle-sharing program, issues request for proposal National Metro Diary: Three Trains, a Tourist, Some Eager-Beaver Sheriffs, and a Former Foster Child…All in the Space of an Hour Pondering the Point of Snow Bikes Bicycle rental program suffers from lack of use St. Louis Mayoral Contender […]

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