More than 100 cyclists and pedestrians were cited during the Tucson Police Department’s targeted enforcement of bicycle and pedestrian violations.
Danny Peralta, a TPD motor officer, said Wednesday at the Tucson Pima County Bicycle Advisory Committee meeting that 52 cyclists were cited during the two-week enforcement period. Peralta said 37 of those were sidewalk-riding violations.
54 motorists were cited during the same period for failing to obey the HAWK lights throughout the city.
The enforcement lasted for about two weeks.
• Planners from Alta Planning were at the meeting to discuss their suggestions in the draft University of Arizona bicycle and pedestrian plan.
• The BAC is requesting the City of Tucson act quickly in replacing Tom Thivener the former bike and pedestrian program coordinator who left last month for a position in Canada.
• The BAC is also requesting that Pima County work with bicyclist organizations to streamline the permitting process for events after the Mount Lemmon Hill Climb was put into jeopardy because of inconsistent policies throughout the county.