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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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No federal grant money for county’s Urban Loop

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the recipients of the $600 million in federal grant money designed to stimulate the economy, but Pima County’s Urban Loop project missed the cut. Nannette Slusser, a Pima County assistant administrator and the point person for the 55-mile car-free loop, said she was disappointed they weren’t awarded a piece […]

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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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County committed to rebuilding Barrio Trails BMX park

One thing is clear: cyclists, neighbors in the San Antonio neighborhood and Pima County officials all say they are committed to rebuilding a BMX park that will be bulldozed to make way for a flood control project. What isn’t entirely clear is when, where or how the park will be rebuilt. Barrio Trails, the unauthorized […]

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