Archive for October, 2009
Hello from Bogota! It took me about one minute to realize this is a biking town. Right out of the airport at 5 AM one of the first things I noticed was the wide, off-street bike lane next to the busy road. And at that hour it already had many cyclists on [...]Read More..>>
Tucsonbikelawyer is altruistically traveling to Bogota, Colombia next week to investigate for you all what it is like to live in a city that is run by a bona-fide bike advocate who not only talks the talk but pushes the pedal. The former mayor of Bogota, Enrique Peñalosa, has completely transformed his city and [...]Read More..>>
Turns out if you right-hook a police officer, you get cited for making an improper turn.
Buick nearly collides with UAPD bicycle officer
UAPD officers were on routine bicycle patrol in the area of University Boulevard and Park Avenue on Oct. 13 at 10:45 a.m. when a white Buick nearly collided with an officer while [...]
Dear gorgeous and smiling men on bicycles:
Thanks for smiling at me and dinging your bells on occasion. Your cheeky grins really make my ride to work more enjoyable. Keep up the great bike riding!
The girl with the big pink bag.
This has been a public service announcement from Tucsonbikelawyer.com.
Update: The author of the above craigslist [...]
I can’t even imagine being a kid and not having a bike. Like most kids of my era, race, nationality, and class, I got a bike when I was about six or seven and got a new one every few years after that. But not every kid has that kind of luck. [...]Read More..>>
Thanks Red Star for pointing out this article in Slate today that outlines the two camps: those of us who want more bike-only infrastructure (“facilitators”), and those of us who want bikes to be recognized as legitimate vehicles on existing roads (“vehicularists”).
I tend to be more of a “use what you got” sort [...]
Every year Pima County does a bike count to see how many people are biking around. Ideally, the numbers go up, and that supports more bike infrastructure spending. But the only way to know is to count.
They are seeking volunteers for this year’s count. Here is the email I received:
You probably remember this story LA Times, (Dec. 12), TBL Post
The trial is underway now in Los Angeles. From today’s LA Times Article:
A bicyclist testified Friday that a Brentwood doctor deliberately slammed on his car brakes in an effort to injure him and a companion last year as they rode down a narrow stretch [...]
Tucson bike lawyer, as my readers know, from time to time visits foreign locales to check out the bike scene there. Last year, for example, I spent two weeks in Mexico City trying to buy a three-wheeled ice bike.
After reviewing the photos Bryan has sent me of Burning Man, I think maybe I should [...]
A cargo bike blog somehow related to Xtracycle has just featured two from Tucson — the couple above on their monstrous bakfiets-xtracycle and the Mercurio that BICAS just auctioned off. Check it out! http://www.cargobikegallery.com
Man I love cargo bikes. Has anyone seen the three-wheeled recumbent with the giant rear platform around town? [...]