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Sights and sounds: Bike vigil for shooting victims

Check out the images and video from the bike vigil held Tuesday to honor the victims of Saturday’s shooting. More than 150 cyclists attended the vigil. If you haven’t read it, check out the post with Gabrielle Giffords talking about cycling.

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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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New bike lanes coming to Highland Avenue

Soon it will be a little more comfortable for cyclists heading north on Highland Avenue into the University of Arizona campus. The City of Tucson received Regional Transportation Authority money to improve the intersection, which primarily consisted of creating a bus pullout on the north side of Sixth Street just west of Highland Avenue. According […]

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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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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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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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Perimeter needs more El Tour riders to meet goal

The staff at Perimeter Bicycling Association of America is entering the final stretch in preparation for El Tour de Tucson. Sally Valenzuela, a Perimeter Bicycling staff member, said they set a goal of having more riders this year than last. Last year 8,228 cyclists participated in the event —  El Tour de Tucson’s third largest. […]

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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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Tucsonans who turn bike parts into art

Several local artists are creating art by incorporating bicycles into their projects. Monique Laraway • Why: Laraway says when she sold her car in 2003, bikes became an important part of her life. “It has been a way of life for me,” Laraway said. “Everywhere I go and with everything I do, I have my […]

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El Grupo’s Headless Hunt: By the numbers, video and images

El Grupo’s 7th annual Alley Cat Bicycle Scavenger Hunt: 150: Participants 55: Teams 1 hour: Winning time 10: Prizes raffled 2: Women with skull face paint 1: Dog on a trike Check out the images and video below. Submit your own photos to add to the galley, by clicking on “Contact” at the top of […]

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New group forms to advocate for bike and pedestrian friendly streets

A new advocacy group in Tucson wants to make the city a more friendly place for cyclists and pedestrians. Emily Yetman, the leader of the group, said streets are one of the most public spaces in Tucson and she wants them to serve people rather than cars. Yetman and several other Tucsonans are forming a […]

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