Tag Archives: 2010

2010 Bike count numbers rise; still lower than 2008

Click on a map marker for expanded information about each count location. The red markers indicate the location was in the top 10 for the number of cyclists counted. The yellow indicates the location was in the top 20. A Pima Association of Governments preliminary report about the 2010 bike count shows a 23 percent […]

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New bike lanes coming to Highland Avenue

Soon it will be a little more comfortable for cyclists heading north on Highland Avenue into the University of Arizona campus. The City of Tucson received Regional Transportation Authority money to improve the intersection, which primarily consisted of creating a bus pullout on the north side of Sixth Street just west of Highland Avenue. According […]

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Rider of the week: Father/son bike time

Vaughn, 2, and Rodd Lancaster were running errands together. Rodd says they started riding with Vaughn in a trailer, but switched to the seat when he turned 1. Vaughn already has a few of his own bikes too. They ride most places because Rodd says he likes that the bike keeps him in shape, saves […]

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Amid misinformation campaign, supervisor releases FAQ on Rillito project

District Three Supervisor Sharon Bronson’s office released a Frequently Asked Questions sheet about the creation of a divided path on the south side of the Rillito River last week. The FAQ, which you can download here, attempts to dispel what Pima County assistant administrator Nanette Slusser describes as misinformation. The FAQ explains what a divided […]

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Check out Winterhaven from a bike seat

Check out one of Tucson’s best holiday traditions by bicycle. My family and I rode over to the neighborhood last night and enjoyed ourselves immensely. Winterhaven resident Karen Miller said bikes can ride through on any of the nights. Bikes are also welcome on the drive-through nights, but said there there was “A LOT” of […]

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Photo: Crews cleaning Mountain Avenue

Crews were out on Mountain Avenue trimming trees and bushes that were in the way of cyclists and walkers this afternoon. I’ve often told myself I was going to start carrying clippers to remove low hanging branches, but never actually do it. What about you? Have you ever done your own landscaping along your commute?

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Friends of injured El Tour rider seeking donations for medical bills

Friends of a Denver cyclist who was injured during El Tour de Tucson in November are attempting to raise $10,000 to pay for an air ambulance flight from Tucson to Denver. Joe Neer went down early on the 109-mile route when his wheel got stuck in a crack in the travel lane on Mission Road. […]

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Star column talks bike advocacy; pits cyclists against motorists

The “Arizona Daily Star” posted a column about bicycle advocacy in Tucson and around the country. Read the excerpt below and check out the rest of the piece here. There are already a lot of comments on it too. A Washington Post editorial last week said that city’s cyclists should be more responsible for their […]

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Sights and sounds: 2010 Parade of Lights by bike

Check out the video and images from the 2010 Parade of Lights. According to Kylie Walzak of BICAS, this was the fifth year BICAS had participated in the parade. She said BICAS approached the downtown group who puts on the parade after a BICAS employee took her brother’s children to the parade. At the time, […]

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Rider of the week: Rillito River rambler

Donald Barre bought his Specialized about nine years ago when he lived in New Hampshire. He says he moved to Tucson three years ago and says everything — especially the winters — are different, but he loves it. Barre had just walked his bike across the Campbell Avenue bridge from the north side of the […]

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Trek engineers in Pima County testing new designs

Editor’s note: This story was written and submitted by Mary Reynolds and originally appeared on her Examiner.com page. Dining al fresco at El Charro in Sahuarita, it’s easy to see why Trek staff came here to test new product designs. “It’s pretty wonderful to ride a bike and feel your hands at the same time,” […]

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Parks dept. creating citywide path system

The City of Tucson parks department has developed a city-wide plan to create paved paths that officials say will serve multiple purposes including recreation and transportation. The 12-foot asphalt paths will be located along major washes throughout the city. Julie Parizek, a project manager for the parks department, said the plan developed because the city […]

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