Archive for February, 2009
As part of his effort to pass his bill to enable cyclists to treat stop signs as yield signs, Rep. Daniel Patterson is asking local cyclists to send him their stories of getting ticketed at stop signs. If you were stopped and ticketed because you failed to put your foot down at a stop [...]Read More..>>
Rep. Daniel Patterson has informed me that the “Bikes Safe Yield Act” will get a hearing this Wednesday at the capitol. It is in the Military Affairs and Public Safety Committee.
Patterson said the bill would likely be amended at that time to apply only to bicyclists who are over the age of 16.
(The bill [...]
She and Jared are documenting their permanent bike tour. Right now they are somewhere in New Mexico. So far the blog is heavy on tequila (they like it), headwinds (not so much), meth-heads (they don’t like them) and dumpster-diving.
I notice their trip got a big boost from the recent peanut-butter recall. They [...]
There is a growing amount of material–most of it very intelligent, actually–appearing for both sides on the proposed Arizona law to permit bicyclists to treat stop signs as yield signs. Check out the materials compiled at the http://azbikelaw.org/blog/ site for an example. There is even correspondence on that site from the Idaho State [...]Read More..>>
I am so envious! My friend (and former legal secretary) Lauren stopped by yesterday to show off her new La Suprema longtail and it is just absolutely gorgeous. We rode the Tuesday Night Community Bike Ride together and this morning she and Jarod took off heading east, to Nova Scotia via Florida. [...]Read More..>>
I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about stop signs in the past two years, and about how they work for bikes versus cars. In the comments section Alli pointed to this excellent article, which discusses the physics behind the problem that bikes have with stop signs. From the article:
Bicyclists can work only [...]
Here’s how Rep. Daniel Patterson characterizes the bill introduced last week by Rep. Doug Quelland:
Arizona public safety and quality of life advocates are cheering Rep. Doug Quelland’s (R-Phoenix) introduction of a fair, common sense bill that would require cyclists to safely yield at stop signs.
Idaho has had such a law for a long time, and [...]
Tucsonbikelawyer returned from a wilderness hiking trip to learn that Representative Quelland along with eight legislators has introduced a bill that would permit Arizona bicyclists to proceed through stop signs as if they were yield signs. My understanding is that Representative Quelland is a very serious bike commuter, so he would understand the [...]
From the BICAS Board of Directors:
BICAS is hiring for three positions: an administrative coordinator,
education coordinator, and shop coordinator. The job descriptions are
below. Please feel free to distribute this widely!
For those of you who have never heard of BICAS, we are Tucson’s Bicycle
Inter-City Arts and Salvage, or maybe Bicycle Inter-City Action and
Salvage, depending who [...]