Archive for May, 2008
More on Jose and his ghost bike here.
Linda Garrett of KGUN 9 was over here interviewing me about ghost bikes just now and also asking about bike accidents in Tucson. She says the story will run tonight at 5PM or, failing that, at 9PM.
They are headed over to get footage of the Jose Rincon ghost bike right now.
She also turned me [...]
There is a great slideshow here.
I just got a call from a KGUN reporter doing a story on Glenda Rumsey, the drunk driver who killed Jose Rincon. The reporter wanted to know if there were any ghost bikes in Tucson, and if not, why not.
Good question. We certainly have plenty of candidates.
Update: there is a ghost bike at [...]
Tucson just can’t seem to beat Portland in bike related issues, no matter how hard we try. But we managed to fight them to a draw again, this time in the top ten cities where you are most likely to get your bike stolen. We tied Portland at fifth place. There’s always [...]Read More..>>
From the Tucson Weekly blog:
At Rumsey’s May 14 pre-trial hearing, more than 130 people filled Judge Richard Fields’ courtroom. Rumsey faces charges of second-degree murder, DUI and fleeing the scene of a hit-and-run after she allegedly went off the road and hit two bicyclists, Jose and his friend Oscar.
At the pre-trial hearing, Judge Fields set [...]
A reader sent me this article about local traffic laws in Boise, Idaho. It seems that stop signs in Boise are considered “yield” signs for bicyclists, and red lights regarded as stop signs. Which means: you don’t have to stop at a stop sign, and you have to stop, but not wait, at [...]Read More..>>
From today’s NY Times:“The Transportation Department reported Friday that in March, Americans drove 11 billion fewer miles than in March 2007, a decline of 4.3 percent. It is the first time since 1979 that traffic has dropped from one March to the next, and the month-on-month percentage decline is the largest since record keeping began [...]Read More..>>
Many have noted the dangerous stretch of road Patti Jane Lopez was riding on when she was killed. Under Arizona law a bicyclist has to stay as far to the right “as practicable.” ARS 28-815. An exception to that is when “the lane . . . is too narrow for a bicycle [...]Read More..>>
I didn’t make it on account of being quite substantially under the weather, and Lauren had to work at Ordinary Bicycles. But according to this news report, several hundred riders turned out for Tucson’s Ride of Silence. An especially poignant one given the recent death of Jose Rincon and, now, Patti Jane Lopez.