Archive for July, 2010
Every so often I leave town, and every time I do, one of the first things I notice is other places’ attitudes toward bicyclists.
Yesterday I was in Las Cruces, New Mexico. It’s a fairly sprawling place, but much smaller than Tucson. They have clearly made a few efforts to improve the lot of [...]
In response to my earlier post on bike boulevards, Tom Thivener, Tucson’s Bike and Pedestrian Program Manager, sent me a few comments. He said that people here in Tucson don’t always have a clear picture of what a bike boulevard is (I think he was including me in that statement), which he says is [...]Read More..>>
Ed over at azbikelaw.org has posted an excellent write-up of the Doug Flynn fatality in Yuma last year. Mr. Flynn was hit head-on by a driver passing a farm vehicle.
Ed is judiciously collecting bike fatality data from all over the state. He’s doing all cyclists a great service by analyzing and [...]
There’s been some controversy in Tucson bike-politics of late over bike boulevards.
It seems that some members of the Tucson/Pima County Bike Advisory Committee disagree that money on bike boulevards is well spent — they want to see the money spent on bike lanes. I’ve heard lots of arguments for this, some which [...]
It sure looks like it. Dennis McKinney, 47, was killed just prior to the intersection of Congress and the 4th Avenue tunnel yesterday morning. He was riding a motorized bicycle. The police have reported that witnesses saw him lose control of his bike and “run into another vehicle.”
Hopefully the official police report [...]
There’s a great story on www.examiner.com about some folks in Yuma coming down to BICAS to get ideas on how to make such a thing work in their city. (BICAS, of course, is Tucson’s bike-repair collective.) They remarked on the line of people waiting to get in before the doors open, and concluded [...]Read More..>>
TUCSON – An early morning accident leaves a bicyclist dead.
Tucson Police say it happened on 4th Avenue and Congress around 5:00 a.m. when the bicyclist and a vehicle were both headed westbound on Congress.
Witnesses say the bicyclist lost control and swerved into the vehicle. Tucson police police say preliminary reports show that [...]