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Serious crash prompts work on Dodge Boulevard bridge

A man in his sixties crashed on the Dodge Boulevard bridge several weeks ago breaking his neck and several vertebrae. The crash prompted Pima County put up barriers along the bridge and the narrow green pavement markings along the sides. It appears the cyclist got his wheel trapped in a drainage gap along the bridge. […]

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Sixth Avenue’s two-way traffic to be extended

Construction to permanently convert Sixth Avenue from one-way travel to two-way travel has started and is extending the change to Drachman Street. During the streetcar construction Sixth Avenue has been  two way  from Broadway Boulevard to Sixth Street. Currently the street is still one way from Speedway to Drachman. Following the construction, which should be wrapped up […]

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Bikes to be banned in Warren underpass on UA campus

When the dust from the streetcar construction settles and the Warren Avenue underpass on the University of Arizona campus is reopened, bicyclists will no longer be allowed to ride through it. Two weeks ago, the decision was made by the University of Arizona and the modern streetcar team to make a the Warren Avenue underpass […]

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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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City will have contractor widen bike lanes on Anklam

Soon cyclists like Andy Suter won’t have to choose between riding in the dirt and hugging the painted line separating the bike lane and the car lane on Anklam Road. Suter said while he appreciates the new pavement, the stretch of road near the entrance to Pima Community College heading east toward the city, is […]

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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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Pima County plans lake-front park with several bike amenities

Pima County officials are moving forward with a plan to convert a cement quarry into a regional park, which would feature two lakes and several bike amenities. Nanette Slusser, Pima County’s assistant administrator, said the national headquarters of the CapPortland cement company approached them about turning the land into a park, which the county is […]

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New bike lanes in downtown area will be finished soon

Three roadway projects near downtown Tucson will be finished in the next few weeks and will all include bike lanes. Anklam should be completed this morning, according to Tom Thivener, the city’s bicycle and pedestrian program manager. Anklam is a popular route for cyclists making their way to the west side of Tucson because it […]

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County to proceed with memorial trailhead at McDonald Park

Pima County officials have decided to proceed with moving the Brad Gorman memorial trailhead to McDonald Park despite no consensus among cyclists and homeowners in the area. In a letter to Jean Gorman from Priscilla Cornelio, Pima County’s department of transportation director, Cornelio said because it appears likely that the county will be awarded a […]

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County working on car-free loop around Tucson

The work of several Pima County bike advocates to create an urban loop path around the city is starting to pay off. The loop,  portions of which are under construction now, will connect shared-use paths like those that run along the Rillito and Santa Cruz rivers. Matt Zoll, the county’s bike and pedestrian program manager, […]

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Reminder: Sign up for Tucson Velo’s Bicycle Broadcast System

The first message of the BBS went out yesterday warning cyclists about the bike lane closure on Anklam. The Bicycle Broadcast System is a way to quickly spread time-sensitive information to cyclists using text messages. The system will be used sparingly. Messages will include information regarding road construction that affects bicyclists, enforcement zones, locating hit-and-run […]

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TDOT on Mountain Ave.: ‘The end is near’

“The end is near,” says Fred Felix a Department of Transportation engineer in charge of the Mountain Avenue paving project, Signs appeared yesterday afternoon on Mountain Avenue announcing the dates for the final layer of asphalt. According to Felix, the paving will actually occur on March 17 and 18 with one lane of traffic open […]

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