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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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Learn about new streetcar’s impact on bikes Wednesday

Cyclists will have the opportunity to learn more about Tucson’s modern streetcar plan as it pertains to biking in Tucson on Wednesday. Engineers and planners in charge of Tucson’s modern streetcar will present updated plans to the Tucson-Pima County Bicycle Advisory Committee meeting at 6 p.m. Tucson’s bike and pedestrian program manager Tom Thivener encouraged […]

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Grant Road bike boulevard comments released, spark changes

Comments from the Oct. 7 open house about the Copper/Flower and Seneca bike boulevards prompted the city to change some of the plans for the routes. One comment in particular inspired a big change to the project: “The proposed bike routes paralleling Grant Road from Oracle to Swan are a good idea. We live east […]

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Five local projects recommended for federal funding

Regional bicycle and pedestrian planners learned Wednesday that five local improvement projects were recommended for federal funding, including two multi-use path improvements and a bike boulevard. A state transportation committee recommended five regional projects out of 14 submitted by the Regional Transportation Authority’s bike and pedestrian group. Pima Association of Government’s John Liosatos said until […]

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Gorman files lawsuit to recover money from trailhead debacle

Cycling advocate Jean Gorman, the mother of a cyclist who was killed along Catalina Highway, wants Pima County to return more than $20,000 of money she gave the county to help develop a memorial trailhead along Catalina Highway. Martha Lemen, a Tucson-Pima County Bicycle Advisory Committee member and chairwoman of a group tasked with working […]

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Riding with Luci: Thoughts on riding around Tucson with a child

There is an inverse relationship between the temperature and the number of trips and miles I’ve ridden with my daughter Lucilia. Mix in a mother who is getting slightly more comfortable with the prospect after joining us on several rides and you’ve got the most miles and trips Luci and I have been on. Last […]

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City hosts open house about bike boulevards in Grant Road area

Nearly 100 residents, cyclists and city officials met Thursday night for an open house to discuss the proposed bike boulevards along the Grant Road corridor. The bike boulevard routes would follow Copper and Flower Streets which are north of Grant Road and Seneca Road which is south of Grant Road. (Learn more about the project […]

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City redesigns bicycle crossing signal for bike boulevard

The City of Tucson is planning to convert an existing pedestrian signal along the Fourth Avenue/Fontana bike boulevard, into a newly redesigned bike-friendly crossing signal. The city will start construction on the bike boulevard in the next few months and has created a plan to convert the existing HAWK signal at Ft. Lowell Road and […]

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Bike boulevard fight may come to a head at tonight’s BAC meeting

The debate about bicycle boulevards again takes center stage at the Tucson Pima County Bicycle Pedestrian Committee meeting tonight. At issue is the BAC’s March decision that suggested bicycle boulevards be given equal standing to the other Regional Transportation Authority projects approved by voters in 2006. The city’s plan for bike boulevards includes a network […]

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More photos from Portland

Yesterday was the first day weekday in Portland and I can see why it is the envy of cyclists everywhere. There were so many people on bikes, it was almost overwhelming. Check out the photos from yesterday. I’ve added captions to them to explain what they are.

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PAG hosting webinar about bike boulevards

The Pima Association of Governments is hosting a webinar viewing session at their offices on Wednesday, July 21 at noon. The webinar, which is being led by the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals, will be geared toward transportation planners but may have some interesting details for everyone. Here are more details from the APBP’s […]

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