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County launches trial of business on The Loop

In less than 24 hours, three businesses signed up for Pima County’s trial program allowing businesses to setup along the loop. Pima County announced a six month trial program, which starts May 1,  allowing companies to reserve one of eight spaces to do business on the Loop. The sites are all on the Rillito portion […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Streetcar returns to BAC agenda

The Tucson Modern Streetcar will return to the Tucson Pima County Bicycle Advisory Committee’s agenda tomorrow evening. Last month, planners and project managers for the streetcar visited the BAC to provide information about the plans, route and roadway layout. The agenda provides the BAC 30 minutes to discuss the streetcar and the BAC could make […]

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In time for El Tour, Pima County paving project close to completion

Two Pima County paving projects have been completed or are nearing completion. The first project — a section of Sunrise Drive between Craycroft and Kolb Roads — will be far enough along to provide a smooth ride for El Tour de Tucson participants. The final layer of asphalt was added last week, though as of […]

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Police present during shootout; no citations issued

Two Tohono O’Odham police officers parked along the shootout route on Saturday to ensure cyclists were following the rules of the road. The officers said they weren’t allowed to speak to the media, but confirmed that no citations were issued and that the groups were smaller and better behaved than last week. Ralph Phillips, owner […]

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