Archive for July, 2007
The editors at the Tucson Citizen are proud of the new bike lanes, announced yesterday, but they obviously haven’t put too much thought into what is actually required to make this a safe place to ride a bike. Here’s their opinion piece from today.
Our Opinion: Pedaling away: new bike lanesTucson Citizen
Bicyclists should rejoice over [...]
I have a friend who calls this year’s Tour de France the “Tour de Nooooo.” After Rasmussen was kicked out, she gave up on the thing.
I was saddened by Vinokourov’s expulsion and disgusted by Rasmussen, but I was pleased at the ending and Contador’s victory.
Now, alas, Contador too is looking mighty close to being [...]
So says the Tucson Citizen.Read More..>>
I would like to know more about this accident, which killed an experienced Corpus Christi cyclist. The police say, and the news reported, that he rode through an intersection. Maybe it’s true. But something tells me it may not be.
Local cyclist’s words take eerie tone after fatal accident
July 29, 2007 07:14 PM [...]
It appears that Tucson is not the only city where the police look the other way when cyclists are hit and killed.
Check out this short article from the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Bicyclist, 26, killed by bus in Northern Liberties
A 26-year-old Philadelphia bicyclist was killed last night when he was struck by a Greyhound bus on Delaware Avenue [...]
For those who haven’t seen it, here’s the video of the dog/bike collision at the Tour de France. Check out that wheel folding!
In case you are nervous about hitting the link, the dog comes out just fine. The bicyclist, well, looks like he does about as well as can be expected. Hat [...]
Paris has initiated a program for short term (30 minute increment) bike rentals, at automated kiosks throughout the city. There are over 10,000 bikes available, and you access them by purchasing a year-long pass for about $40.00. The kiosks are opened with your cell phone, and record your information to prevent theft. [...]Read More..>>
Available from the paper, free at newstands throughout Tucson, or on line here.
Here is the text of the letter:
An Idiot in a Truck Sends a Bicyclist Looking for the Car KeysAn open letter to the people of Tucson and Pima County: You win.
For years, I have been a bicyclist in the Tucson area and have [...]
I just received word from a female bicyclist that she was hit in the back by a paintball fired from, presumably, a paintball gun. It stunned her so much she did not get any description of the vehicle.
It occurred on Stone Avenue right by the Police Station.
A bystander called 911 but the [...]
And it confirms my recollection of my altercation with the driver.
On the tape, he says he only ran into me to avoid running into another car.
The tape is a proprietary system that can only be reviewed by either buying the software or viewing the video/audio at Sun Trans lawyer’s office. The lawyer is Bill [...]