Archive for the 'TPD shortcomings' Category
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 [...]
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 [...]
Check out this email I got from P.M., a rider in the Phoenix area yesterday:
Thought I’d pass on some news of a good experience with the Scottsdale police.
I ride to work frequently from my house in Tempe to my office in Phoenix, roughly 15 miles each way. A good portion of my route goes though [...]
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 [...]
In response to my concerns about bike safety on the Broadway approach to Fourth Avenue, TDOT Director Jim Glock says: get off and walk.
Concerns about bike accessibility at 4th ave underpass
Recent improvements to the 4th Avenue underpass are another example of how the city is making it easier to get around town. But some say [...]
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 [...]
AZ Star on The Great 2009 3rd and Treat Bicycle Sting.
It took six comments for somebody to bring up spandex, but, oddly, it took 85 comments before someone reminded us that cars are bigger and heavier than bicycles, and a full 103 comments before we learned that until bicyclists have to license their bikes and [...]
I don’t drive often enough for it to be a very natural experience for me. I’m nervous as hell behind the wheel. And naturally, as tucsonbikelawyer, the thing that scares me the most is hitting a bicyclist.
Today I took the car to Ordinary Bike Shop to get some work done on [...]
I learned something interesting yesterday at a BAC enforcement meeting. When a motorists reports being in an accident in which the other vehicle fled the scene, if witnesses got the fleeing vehicle’s plate, TPD sends the owner of that vehicle a letter demanding to know what happened. (I’ve submitted a Public Records Act [...]Read More..>>