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Agree with ZZ. On Campbell just north of Sixth Street, for instance, the stripe is 19 inches from the curb. PAG is free to call this "infrastructure" if it likes, but it does nothing to increase bicyclist safety and is a strong visual cue to motorists that if they stay one micron to the left of the line, they have fulfilled their duty to overtake safely.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Tucson region now boasts 1,000 miles of bicycle infrastructure
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@guest We have one less "stakeholder" today and you're talking about The Loop. May I ask who you think is investigating?
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Cyclist dies in crash with Tucson Police Department officer
@guest You've declared the officer had the right of way. Not sure what kind of "sensible discussion" is supposed to follow. Ronhatespigs is a spam account designed to make bicyclists seem unreasonable. Maybe we can discuss how not to fall for such bait.
@guest So Galvez was killed because he failed to yield? Let the board of inquiry know. It will save time.
The assault is not "alleged." It is on video.
2 months, 1 week ago on Video: Cyclist attacked on Mount Lemmon highway
3 months ago on Tucson bike share moves forward with study
I'd like to thank Thomas for not letting this slide.
3 months ago on Streetcar driver disciplined for passing bicyclist too closely
Push me away, but I'm still in love.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on It’s time for a change: BicycleTucson.com & more
@StrawHousePig This. Is there any American-made bike under $2,000?
4 months, 2 weeks ago on State Bicycle Co. opening shop in Tucson
Is the streetcar team now blaming the newspaper? The wording came from project manager Ginn, who apparently has difficulty saying what she means.
5 months ago on Streetcar officials clarify wording about bikes on 4th Ave
@zz Next: separate water fountains. For our own good, mind you.
5 months ago on Link roundup: July 18
“We’re looking at parallel routes to get bicyclists off the streetcar route completely,” said Tucson streetcar project manager Shellie Ginn.
Velo. Fewer keystrokes. And French is a beautiful language.
5 months, 1 week ago on A new name for Tucson Velo?
Agreed. I declare the summer photo contest over.
5 months, 1 week ago on Photos: Trail-side photos with a new camera
Sabino Canyon's rangers need to stop illegally collecting the $5 parking fee.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Link roundup: May 1
Helmets are the aspirin for those hit-and-run headaches, sez Northwest Fire in Star story.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Boy, 8, victim of hit and run while bicycling
9 months ago on Tucson in running for USA Today’s Top 10 Cycling Town
@zz This question has been bothering me all day.
9 months, 4 weeks ago on Link roundup: February 19
Valuable time lost. One might almost conclude TPD is incompetent.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Police looking for driver who assaulted cyclist who died hours later
Where is Treed Murray's comment? I've seen it in the sidebar for days.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Video: Mountain biking at night
Kinkade is back on the road. Careful, he gets all angried up.
11 months, 1 week ago on Driver who hit pro cyclists gets 7 days in jail
She broke Sam's skull leg and wrist. Then ran. Then lied. Quite the humanitarian.
1 year ago on Woman who hit Tucson cyclist and fled could get probation
I Can Haz Winged Bike?
1 year, 1 month ago on Video: The 2013 All Souls Procession Bat-Wing Bike
Thanks for being the squeaky wheel.
1 year, 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 year, 1 month 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 year, 1 month 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 year, 1 month 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 year, 2 months ago on Speed vs space: Which is more important?
What other possibly irrelevant things wasn't he wearing?
1 year, 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.
1 year, 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.
1 year, 4 months ago on Photos: Green paint goes down
Glad she's got Irene's looks. But seriously, this chokes me up a little.
1 year, 4 months 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.
1 year, 4 months 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.
1 year, 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.
@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.
1 year, 5 months ago on Tucson company Trisports.com files for bankruptcy protection
They're not free to the people paying for them.
1 year, 6 months ago on To improve bike parking city offers free bike racks for businesses
I'm not sure I believe that local governments have historically "slapped the wrists" of drunken drivers who kill bicyclists, but in this case, a diagnosis of fetal alcohol syndrome might shave several months off the sentence.
1 year, 6 months ago on Man arrested in death of SunTran driver had previous DUI
The arrest took place across town, and your link doesn't identify the arresting agency.
1 year, 6 months ago on UPDATED II: Cyclist killed in hit-and-run crash; suspect in custody
@Red Star I don't know who made the arrest in the Akers killing, do you? But I have been informed by TPD Sgt. Tim Beam that Tucson police will not follow up in cases of assault in which a bicyclist can provide a plate number and vehicle description while not being otherwise able to identify his attacker. The meeting took place in Regina Romero's ward office, and there is no website devoted to it. The discussion was an offshoot of a BAC meeting (February 2008?) in which the issue was discussed at length and in public.
The helmet detail comes out of left field
1 year, 7 months ago on UPDATED II: Cyclist killed in hit-and-run crash; suspect in custody
I'm used to it being closed. And the Highland underpass is 300 yards away.
1 year, 7 months ago on Bikes to be banned in Warren underpass on UA campus
Abigail deserves hard time. Instead, it is open season on bicyclists.
1 year, 8 months ago on Woman who hit Tucson cyclist and fled could get probation