Archive for August, 2010
A friend of mine just called me to ask if there are any easy, safe, fun bike rides he can do with his young daughter. He was wondering if the TNBR might be a good option, but apparently he went to my blog and read the recent posts about it and thought he should [...]Read More..>>
Check this out: Collin F, computer programmer and frequent TNBR participant, has created some kind of robot that downloads Tucson police information on some kind of RSS feed, searches it for its relevance to bicycles, and then puts the resulting report on twitter. It’s quite interesting.
He is also working on a map that shows [...]
Gallup poll reveals Denmark to be happiest country in the world.
I predicted that there might be more police presence on last night’s ride owing to a particularly vocal person who had been injured by the ride the previous week (his dog was also hurt) along with the safety money the Tucson Police Department has recently received for the purpose of ticketing cyclists.
It isn’t clear that [...]
Brad Evans, the publisher of Kickstand Magazine, is in town and stopped by yesterday to chat about cycling in Tucson. The magazine, subtitled “The Owner’s Manual of the Freewheeling Life” focuses on city cycling and urban cycling life. The new edition is available at bike shops around town. It’s extremely well done.
I wrote below about a man who got doored on University. He was riding down the street when a woman opened her car door into his path.
The story is pretty bad. He was not wearing a helmet, and he fell hard. He does not remember what happened, but the witnesses recall him [...]
I got a call today from a woman whose husband apparently got run over by the Tuesday Night Bike Ride. He was riding his bike with the family dog running alongside when the TNBR came, according to her, upon them way too quickly. He was knocked from his bike and injured, and his [...]Read More..>>
Readers of this Website know that I have been very critical of TPD since I started it back in 2007. In fact, the whole reason I did start it was my frustration at TPD officers who were not citing motorists for collisions with cyclists that were demonstrably the fault of the motorist. Over [...]Read More..>>
I spoke today with a man who was doored while riding on University Boulevard. He was badly injured.
I reviewed his police report, and found that the officer noted that the cyclist’s inattention was the cause of the collision. The driver, by contrast, was recorded as having “taken no inappropriate action.”
Back from my trip, I discovered that my readers took over my blog while I was away, particularly in the comments section of the post below on bike boulevards. Tom Thivener wrote a comment regarding something I often hear from local cyclists:
Tucson is probably the only community rated Silver or higher by the League [...]