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Bicyclist killed in Tucson hit-and-run was Sun Tran driver
Red Star kinda wondered why a cyclist was out there at 3:30 a.m. (it is a nice time to train if you can handle it). Turns out the guy was just trying to get to work during what one would expect to be a quiet, calm and safe time. His work: municipal bus driver.
15 minutes ago on UPDATED II: Cyclist killed in hit-and-run crash; suspect in custody
There was a time when this kind of crash (apparent homicide) would be duly noted in Old Pueblo news media, then forgotten about as it wends its way through the courts. Thanks to Tucson Velo this story will get coverage and discussion here during the process and that feeds back (we hope) to local mainstream media. It benefits everyone, thanks!
2 hours, 25 minutes ago on UPDATED II: Cyclist killed in hit-and-run crash; suspect in custody
@Ann Chanecka(and Matt Zoll and Gabe Thum)
This is potentially fairly good.("why do we have to learn all this math")
This seems to be a worthy early effort to get usable info out there, especially to newcomers. It should be noted that the circle is a mathematically special member of a larger family known as the ellipse. And the circle is the most familiar. So we might want to bring in the other members of the family:
NB: the second gif
1 day, 21 hours ago on New Tucson bike map highlights routes with fewer cars
A cycling visor may help. Can keep that brutal early morning sun out of your eyes, depending on how you steer and tilt your head, perhaps reduce likelihood of melanoma, etc. Google or Bing "cycling visor" or something like and you will find all kinds of products, some of which are purported to be compatible with helmets. You might have to adjust your helmet to accommodate. Or head shrink a bit.
Cycling visors are considered profoundly dork by self-conscious stylish tres chic road cyclists, a big no-no, which means Red Star ordered one:
5 days, 23 hours ago on 5 tips for biking in Tucson summers and 3 reasons why it rocks
Problem with Walkscore/Bikescore is that it isn't all about Red Star...
1 week ago on Two lists rank Tucson in top 10 for biking
" I unlocked the bike and started riding toward the secure enclosure I rent across campus."
Interesting and somewhat understandable.
Perhaps the great big U should build more secured enclosures all around campus and consolidate the many scattered racks (thief magnets) into them. Doing this might result in less bike theft and more organized bike traffic flow. Of course, the cyclist might have to walk (OMG!) the last 50 yards. Zero rent for secure bike parking.
An interesting proposal for planning, accounting, public admin, marketing, criminal justice majors and graduate students to study?
1 week, 2 days ago on My run-in with a possible bike thief
Somewhat wonky items today:
Why We Should Never Fine Cyclists:
Cyclists Aren't 'Special,' and They Shouldn't Play by Their Own Rules:
Millennials Lead the Trend to Less Driving, But What Happens As They Get Older?:
Interesting comments associated with these articles...
1 week, 2 days ago on Link roundup: May 14
@Leann Long Red Star was trying to create a "Like" for your link, but it seems to be showing as an "Unlike."
Should be "Like."
Five bikey books for children...
1 week, 3 days ago on Link roundup: May 13
"She said that the discussion was premature."
1 week, 6 days ago on County: Starr Pass paving discussion premature
Rahm Emanuel's Quid Pro Quo Solution to the Cyclist-Driver Battle in Chicago
Why Did the Ostrich (or Snake, or Llama) Cross the Road?
1 week, 6 days ago on Link roundup: May 9
Well, yes it all seems odd and offensive. Of course planners think of many options, that's what they do as Nannette Slusser correctly points out.
But why does the unelected bureaucrat Nanette Slusser then turn around and arrogantly and condescendingly tell the public that funds her activities to *sit down and shut up* (on the sly pretense of "premature") when it expresses concern and skepticism? The answer is in this question.
Meanwhile she has a backlog of incomplete projects.
2 weeks ago on County proposes paving portion of Starr Pass trail
Note that Huckleberry/Slusser have yet to connect Broadway and Speedway via their Loop. That one drags on and on.
First things first, kids?
Did you know today is National Bike to School Day? Probably not if you are in the Old Pueblo.
Bike to School Day- May 8, 2013http://www.bikeleague.org/programs/bikemonth/biketoschoolday.php
A map giving state totals is here (roll your mouse pointer over the map)
Arizona's detail is here:
How to Make Your Town Into a Bike-to-School Meccahttp://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2013/05/how-make-your-town-bike-school-mecca/5514/
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Link roundup: May 8
It's very difficult to find anything written or e-written, and the secret story goes back a few years, but the Warren underpass was given over to streetcar based on some whack UA fear that another competing med/pharm/nursing school would be developed in Maricopaland.That's why the streetcar will go to and from UAMC...for show, for pissing contest. In the grasping, selfish, childlike minds of UA administrators, a streetcar that screws UA peds and cyclists as wells as the larger community is part of the antidote.
How many years from now will there be another tunnel built for cyclists and peds?
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Bikes to be banned in Warren underpass on UA campus
Here. Something about the Loop...
It isn't sideways.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Link roundup: May 3
Yes and it's understandable.
David Heineking was asked about time-of-day limited cycling,
day-of-the-week limited cycling, UA session calendar-limited cycling
cyclist access to Warren underpass, what did he say? Other than an
occasional homeless human, there are no peds in that underpass at 5 a.m.
Looks like UA's David Heineking has set up a nice little ticket trap
for quota-obsessed UAPD to feed on in the wee hours.
COTDOT was asked about installing a Toucan or two thereabouts on
Speedway to correct for this modern streetcar's effect, what did they
And of course, the irony of medical, nursing,
pharmacy students having to walk, yes, walk in an underpass to a trolley that never
should have gone north of Speedway (via Warren underpass or whatever) is
there. What do they want next--chaufffer?
3 weeks ago on Bikes to be banned in Warren underpass on UA campus
It's not clear what the piece is about.
If the problem is bike and ped congestion in the Warren underpass itself, that is easily solved by placing Jersey Barriers to bisect or, really advanced and mind-spinning for a Great Big U facilities/transpo guy: *trisect* the underpass in such a way that cyclists and peds are physically separated and get to use the underpass safely and efficiently.
If the problem is with how the Warren underpass interfaces with the street car thereabouts, again, barriers, routing and signage can address the problem and make interface as safe and effective as possible for all modes.
Cowardly and resume- bedazzled rationalizations, absolutist last-minute "solutions" as well as the implicit ignorance of transpo problems, the oh so professional piggish feeding-at-the-trough indifference of David Heineking and Shellie Ginn are the problem. Dumb and greedy.
Hulu finally put up Twilight Zone's "You Drive" episode (or Red Star finally became aware of that). Anyway, it's a good ironic teleplay from Earl Hamner, Jr. ca 1961that traces back to an earlier version that aired on CBS around 1954. All this was before Googletopia cars, self-driving cars, only in the...you know.
(alert: there are irritating ads there at hulu, hehe.)
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Link roundup: April 29