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Bill submitted to allow cyclists to yield at stop signs

State representative Daniel Patterson has once again submitted a bill which would allow cyclists to treat stop signs as yield signs. HB 2130 states: C.  The driver of a vehicle approaching a yield sign and any person who is at least sixteen years of age and who is riding a bicycle approaching a yield sign or […]

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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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Local businesses teaming up for commuting challenge

Local businesses There and Back Bikes and Spoke 6, a co-working space, are teaming up for the “Back-to-Work, Bike-to-Work Challenge.” The commuter contest begins on Jan. 5 and bike commuters will be entered into the drawing each time they use their bicycles to get to work. The contest also has several events including a pancake […]

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Photos: Rillito River repair work

The Rillito and Santa Cruz river paths are undergoing repair work, which is causing closures. The work is starting at the section of the Rillito between Campbell and First Avenues. Here are a few photos from the path.

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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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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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BAC envisions car-free 4th Ave and University in the future

While no formal action was taken on the modern streetcar during the Tucson-Pima County Bicycle Advisory Committee meeting Wednesday night, the BAC expressed interest in a future where Fourth Avenue and University Boulevard are car free. The discussion about a car-free Fourth Avenue came after BAC member David Bachman-Williams, who has been the point person […]

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Millions allocated for bike projects in bond package; election pushed to 2012

The good news for cyclists is that the Pima County Bond Committee has included four bicycle projects in the upcoming bond election. The bad news, the committee also decided to postpone the election until November 2012. At their last meeting, the committee voted to add a fourth bicycle project to the pot — an additional […]

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BAC concerned about streetcar’s impact on popular bike routes (with video)

Members of the Tucson-Pima County Bicycle Advisory Committee expressed their concerns about the modern streetcar during a presentation by the streetcar’s planners during Wednesday’s BAC meeting. The streetcar team presented the lane layouts throughout several sections of the route. The new tracks will be placed in the roadway in each direction rather than one track […]

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Photos: Bike-to-work breakfast

Tucson’s newest bike shop, There and Back Bicycles, hosted their first bike-to-work breakfast this morning. The shop will host a breakfast from 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. on the second Wednesday of every month. Here is the event listing for next month’s breakfast, where you can add it to your calendar. There and Back Bicycles’ […]

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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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Ft. Lowell gets new pavement and wider shoulders

Add Ft. Lowell Road to the growing list of federally funded resurfacing projects in the Tucson region. The city recently finished repaving Ft. Lowell Road, from Country Club Road to Oracle Road, and narrowed the travel lanes to provide a wider shoulder for bikes. According to City of Tucson traffic engineer Diahn Swartz the goal […]

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