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2 days, 14 hours ago on Photo: Police cruiser in the bike lane
A time and date-stamped photo of the rear of the TPD car showing the plate and the car number as well as narrative as to time and date would help. How difficult is that?
2 days, 21 hours ago on Photo: Police cruiser in the bike lane
The current headlining piece at the Old Pueblo's Neighborhood Support Network is
The Demise of the Public Hearing
The source piece is at:
Must reads for modern cyclists seriously interested in changing things ...
3 weeks ago on Link roundup: February 13
Jaywalking: How the car industry outlawed crossing the road
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Link roundup: February 12
@Suzanne Perhaps. But note that Arizona Daily Star policy is "All submissions become the property of the Arizona Daily Star." And, equally important, note that ADS titled the writer's letter (its property) "Sentence in cyclist’s death an alert to riders." That is a pretty darn emphatic, unambiguous statement. An alternative title ADS could have used would be:
Sentence in cyclist’s death an alert to riders?
Note the question mark which might carry-through the irony, the nuance, you presume. But ADS chose not to do that.
ADS is advocating that cyclists stay off the road.
What say you, would The Arizona Daily Star's advice to cyclists make things better or worse?
(without going into the local car dealers who bankroll ADS)
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Link roundup: February 10
Bizarre advice to Old Pueblo cyclists from Brad Platt, "Medical executive" (whatever that is), of Phoenix, over at ADS:
What say you? Will it get better if you just stay off the roads?
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Link roundup: February 10
Red Star has no idea about these photos and how they relate to the Kidical Mass thing.
Anyway, seeing, understanding, toying-with, dodging those scattered little rain squalls Saturday morning dawn and pre was fun: working 22nd, 29th, Broadway, even Golf Links way out there, using Columbus, Swan, Wilmot, even Pantano to fake north then coming back around them. So clever.
But these squalls, they leave puddles...
1 month ago on Photos: Kidical Mass in South Tucson
@Collin Forbes Ideally, Jersey barriers on the East side of Campbell from Hawthorne to 4th. That would flow cycle traffic around 3rd and Campbell. But that might cost too much.
1 month, 1 week ago on Portions of Third Street and Treat Avenue to be repaved
"...sections of Third Street and Treat Avenue, which were selected to be repaved in the next year."
Sorry, but this is vague. By "next year" do we mean within 365 days from today or do we mean the year 2015 which is the next year (this being the year 2014)?
In a whack spasm of 1990's/early 2000's 24-hour hikes traversing Catalina, Rincon, Santa Rita and Huachuca ranges, because they were there, Red Star never observed a mountain bike on the trails, night or day. Thanks!
1 month, 1 week ago on Video: Mountain biking at night
City commission OK's 110 miles of neighborhood street repairs
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Link roundup: January 22
Three observations on this:
1) It's probably in the best interest of cyclists, pedestrians and, yes, motorists that motor vehicle plates be readily and easily seen by scanners, eyeballs, whatever.
2) The TPD officer should have been enabled to issue a warning, perhaps some education/explanation.
3) The industry (of which Thule is a member) apparently has some catching-up to do. This kind of publicity might nudge...
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Cyclists ticketed for license plate obstructed by bike rack
According to the Modern Street Car website, the project was seeded with $63 million in Federal funding via TIGER grant through Federal Transportation Administration. Red Star doesn't have a problem with that as far as that goes. However, were there any relevant strings attached to this, specifically, design and safety standards that are now being violated or did they just shovel $63 million to City of Tucson/RTA and say "Okay,here's the money, implement it how ever you want?" We just don't know.
Will the endgame be that cars get banned from using (including parking/standing) some segments of the route? And how many busted-up people to get to that? Projections please, City of Tucson/RTA...
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Photo & Video: Getting passed by the streetcar on 4th
Right. But it shouldn't be a huge and lingering mystery to get to these online public records.
The current case number is
If you go to Pima County's Superior Court search
and search that case number, you find the case and events.
Similarly, if you go to the court's calendar page and search either the defendant's name or case number (and select in the drop down, "search entire calendar") you will find what is calendered:
Red Star doesn't know why a name search for "Kinkade" and variants at agave doesn't yield this info.
As an aside there is a Rodney Owen Kinkade showing as currently held at Pima County Jail, inmate search at:
Hope this helps demystify and keep in mind that these sad stories compete with important things in local media such as who has the best burger and weatherman troubles.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Update: Jamis-Hagens Berman cycling team assaulted by Tucson driver
Virtual cycling circa 1976:
"The Man on the Bicycle Machine"
(a short story by Jesse Bier) at:
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Link roundup: January 13
Well, this one had to happen ...
'Will It Fly? Bicycle Desk Edition'
Be careful out there...
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Link roundup: January 10
From 12/25 NYT
In a Car-Culture Clash, It’s the Los Angeles Police vs. Pedestrians
2 months, 1 week ago on Link roundup: December 24
@Orvis Well, yes. It was a close call...
2 months, 1 week ago on Link roundup: December 23
It all seemed so simple at first. You know, Point A to Point B.
11 Reasons Why Bicycling in the U.S. Is Exceptionally Dangerous
It's the well-meaning driver of that Honda CRV or something. She sees Red Star everywhere, day or night, whether Red Star is Spandex or normal, and she simply must stop, in hope of changing the world. But the other motorists in the other lanes just speed on by her and there is confusion that only Red Star can direct and resolve. What a mess. What do you say in a discussion with the CRV Lady?
2 months, 2 weeks ago on The importance of having a conversation