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At least the Milford police acted responsibly and tracked this guy down – something our police force didn’t do in a similar incident that occurred here in Tucson. Story here.
Milford bicyclist heard words ‘kill him, run him over’ before being hit by car, cops say
By Brian McCready, Milford Bureau Chief
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MILFORD — [...]
Oh for the love of . . .
Andrea Kelly, whose journalism I have praised in the past, finished her AZ Daily Star piece on the new 4th Avenue bike-paving with this doozy:
And while many won’t care whether there’s a new strip of pavement placed where bicyclists will likely ride, plenty of others will see [...]
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 [...]
Most of you have probably been following the story of Randy Mason, the Flagstaff cyclist who got grazed by a city bus and then yelled at for it, and then cited for disorderly conduct.
He was riding his bike as far to the right as he reasonably could, given that the bike lane was full of [...]
But as usual, Copenhagen wins.
78. Comment by Kevin T. (thehotelguru) — January 8,2010 @ 4:33PM
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A cyclist gets as much space when I pass as they allow themselves. I don’t cross into their lane and they should stay out of mine. If this works out, they need no [...]
Brentwood doctor who slammed on his brakes and seriously injured two cyclists to teach them “a lesson” gets five years.
More about the sentencing hearing here.
AZ Star article, with usual comments, here.
Ron K put this in the comments section and I thought it needed highlighting.
From the Yuma Sun:
No charges filed yet in cyclist’s death
November 26, 2009 9:45 PM
BY JAMES GILBERT, SUN STAFF WRITER
The case involving a woman whose car allegedly struck and killed a 37-year-old Yuma man two months ago has been referred back to the [...]
From today’s AZ Daily Star:
Tucson does slightly better by pedestrians than the state average when it comes to spending. Arizona spends an average of $2.16 per person per year on bicycle and pedestrian projects. Tucson spends about $2.52 per person, the report says.
This part is interesting, too:
The report also said 14.1 percent of all traffic [...]
The Arizona Daily Star has a depressing, simple-minded editorial about the Third Street bike enforcement that is occurring.
The recent, albeit limited, crackdown of cyclists who ignore the traffic rules of the road is a positive move, not because cyclists aren’t welcome in Tucson, but because our community is bicycle-friendly and keeping everyone safe is [...]