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1 month ago on Video: The 2013 All Souls Procession Bat-Wing Bike
Thanks for being the squeaky wheel.
1 month ago on Photo: Signs on UA campus get cleaned up
"In both cases the bike riders who crashed were University of Arizona students."
Damn. College at 15. That's some good parenting there.
1 month, 1 week ago on Photo: Streetcar crashes reminder of track danger
@3wheeler You barely avoided hitting a black guy by dint of noticing the "whites of his eyes." Let's let that amazing claim steep for awhile.
1 month, 1 week ago on Victim blaming easy in stories about bike and pedestrian fatalities
So there have been "several" motorcycle chases on The Loop, according to Rohrer. Interesting.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Motorcycle officers conduct training on Loop
Wouldn't bicycles be more appropriate? A little light exercise never hurt anyone. From the county's website: "If it doesn't have a motor, it's good to go on The Loop."
There's a definite correlation between speed and perceived passing distance. A pass of 50 mph at 5 feet will feel like 2 feet. So it's hard to separate the two factors. But if forced to choose, give me the extra space. I'd like to see the Legislature increase the legal passing minimum from 3 feet to 5 feet. Not that it would ever be enforced in non-collisions, but it would be a nice statement.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Speed vs space: Which is more important?
What other possibly irrelevant things wasn't he wearing?
2 months ago on 71-year-old bicyclist killed in crash
"At some intersections, the tracks move over to hug the curb, which can lead to an otherwise avoidable squeeze. A little wobble here can lead to big trouble."
... jumped out at me.
3 months ago on Check out city’s streetcar safety PSAs
Yes, Steve. The green paint seems to fill in the entire length of the eastbound Ajo crosswalk. Neither a box nor a guide. A new one on me.
4 months ago on Photos: Green paint goes down
Glad she's got Irene's looks. But seriously, this chokes me up a little.
4 months, 1 week ago on Biking milestones: A family ride
With all respect, the city is an ass when it comes to bicycling, and it needs to hear more post-installation critiques.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Photos: New sharrows place riders in door zone
@PlanckLength @sluggh You totally busted me on my lie-detector suggestion. I can appreciate the blind-spot argument but am also interested in seeing how strict liability statutes work elsewhere.
5 months ago on Updated: 19-year-old bicyclist killed at Broadway and Campbell
@PlanckLength @sluggh I suggest that the presumption that motorists never lie be tested. It's done elsewhere.
@PlanckLength @sluggh Absent Albert's version of events, that will be the presumption, yes. Interesting how that works. The claim of a "single-witness suicide swerve" also seems to be compelling around these parts, far less so in other countries.
Given that we have a dead bicyclist, it is difficult to see how the truck driver made his right turn "with reasonable safety," as required by 28-754.
Interesting how the TPD frames this accident in terms of the bicyclist running into the big rig. Kinda like how Berbick's face repeatedly pounded Tyson's fists.
@MikeMcKisson What I figured. This case reminds me of the fatal right-turn squeeze at Fort Lowell and Mountain in 2008. No charges against the bus driver in that one.
5 months, 1 week ago on Updated: 19-year-old bicyclist killed at Broadway and Campbell
@Dan N. I guess I'm late to the discussion, because I don't see any reference to "conflicting reports." No doubt the story has been updated. Nobody deserves to be hooked. If what happened is as described, I take it as a tragic reminder that taking the lane when approaching a major intersection could be a lifesaving move. This site could hardly be more useful than that.
Sorry to hear about this. Anybody been to the new bike shop on Speedway between Tucson and Country Club? Wondering if it's worth a visit.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Tucson company Trisports.com files for bankruptcy protection