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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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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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Photo: Crews cleaning Mountain Avenue

Crews were out on Mountain Avenue trimming trees and bushes that were in the way of cyclists and walkers this afternoon. I’ve often told myself I was going to start carrying clippers to remove low hanging branches, but never actually do it. What about you? Have you ever done your own landscaping along your commute?

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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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My story: From 300 pounds to El Tour finisher

The El Tour de Tucson bike ride is a big milestone for me each year. I participated in my first El Tour de Tucson in 2008. The 36-mile ride was my big goal after having started riding a bike five months earlier. While 36 miles seems easy now, at the time I weighed 275 pounds […]

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After only 3 years of riding, local racer signs with pro team

In under three years, Victor Riquelme has gone from barely completing a 40-mile bike ride to racing professionally. On Monday, Riquelme signed a contract with Wonderful Pistachios Pro Cycling — a UCI Continental team. Riquelme says he’ll still have to work full time as a cook at Feast, but the team will provide him with […]

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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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New program aims to get middle schoolers on the road

Some local middle school students may soon get a dose of driver’s ed on two wheels. A new program, backed by an $850,000 transportation stimulus grant, will bring bicycles, helmets and education programs to middle schools across the region. Donna Lewandowski, the Pima County Safe Routes to School coordinator and project manager, said the main […]

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Tucson no longer a top 10 bike-commuting city

The Tucson region is no longer in the top 10 for bike commuters. Based on data released by the census’ American Community Survey on Tuesday, the percentage of people commuting by bike in the region fell from 2.04 percent in 2008 to 1.87 percent in 2009. The small drop, combined with other major cities’ increases, […]

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Bike planners pushing to add automatic counters in region

Figuring out just how many people are riding around the region might get a little easier is local bike planners have their way. Planners from the City of Tucson and Pima Association of Governments met with a representative from Eco Counter, a French company that sells automatic bike and pedestrian counters on Saturday. Eco Counter […]

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