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Traffic calming, or segregation, in Miramonte neighborhood?

Faced with a traffic project encoded with a "keep out" message, I'm left to fight a palpable pattern of segregation in my own backyard and disregard for the safety of children where I live. This can not go unchallenged. ... Read more»

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After near-fatal collision, former Tucson-area firefighter is devoted to bike safety

Brendan Lyons ended up in the hospital after two bicycle crashes caused by distracted drivers — one of which fractured vertebrae and gave him a traumatic brain injury. Now, he runs a chapter of Look! Save a Life, a nonprofit that promotes biking safety and awareness among those behind the wheel.... Read more»3

Weds. night means free bike lights & kids' helmets at Santa Rita Park

Wednesday is the last Light the Night event where cyclists and pedestrians can get free lights. Volunteers from the Living Streets Alliance will be at the west end of Santa Rita Park starting at 6 p.m.... Read more»

Cities embrace big-ticket transit projects

Cities across the country are moving forward with mass transit projects, despite the required tax hikes and cheap gasoline that encourages commuters to drive their cars. Phoenix voters approved a $31.7 billion transportation plan that includes another 42 miles of light rail and 1,150 of bike lanes.... Read more»

Bicycling tourists are older, wealthier, and in demand

Cities and states have long urged their residents to ride bicycles, as a healthy form of recreation and as a green alternative to driving. Now they’re recognizing pedal power’s economic potential. Tourism officials and cycling advocates sometimes refer to tourists on bicycles as “wallets on wheels.” That’s because they stay longer in a state and spend more per day than other tourists.... Read more»

Wednesday night means free bike lights

An event Wednesday evening will offer local riders free bicycle lights and information on riding safely and legally after dark.... Read more»

Free bike lights & kids' helmets in Flowing Wells

The "Light the Night" bicycle safety program will roll into Tucson's Northwest Side on Thursday night, offering free bike lights and kids' helmets at the intersection of West Roger Road and North Flowing Wells.... Read more»

Arizona approved for cross-state bicycle route

A 573 mile cross-state bike route, designated by ADOT, was approved by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation officials last week.... Read more»

Tuesday night again means free bike lights

Cooler weather means a recurring bicycle safety program is kicking off the season with another giveaway "Light the Night" event on Tuesday at 6 p.m.... Read more»

Rolling joints: Douglas teens attempt to smuggle pot in bicycle tires

Two Douglas-area teens were arrested when Customs and Border Protection officers discovered seven pounds of marijuana hidden in the tires of their bicycles as they tried to roll through a border crossing.... Read more»

Tucson cranks up bike-share planning

The city released a map of possible stations for a proposed bike-sharing system Tuesday. Concentrated in Downtown and near the University of Arizona, the plan includes bike rental spots as far afield as Reid Park, Pima College's West Campus and South Tucson. ... Read more»

Free bike lamps will 'Light the Night' for Tucson cyclists

Tuesday night is your last chance until fall to get a free bike light and information on riding safely and legally after dark. The 5 p.m. event will conclude the 2014-2015 “Light the Night” bicycle safety campaign.... Read more»

Free bike lamps will 'Light the Night' for Tucson cyclists

An event Tuesday evening will offer local riders free bicycle lights and information on riding safely and legally after dark. “Light the Night,” sponsored by the City of Tucson, PAG and Living Streets Alliance, will take place at 5 p.m. at the corner of North Campbell Avenue and East 3rd Street.... Read more»1

'Light the Night' freebies will brighten way for Tucson cyclists

An event Tuesday evening will offer local riders free bicycle lights and information on riding safely and legally after dark. “Light the Night,” sponsored by the City of Tucson, PAG and Living Streets Alliance, will take place at 5 p.m. at the corner of North Columbus Boulevard and East Pima Street.... Read more»

'Light the Night' freebies will brighten way for Tucson cyclists

An event Tuesday evening will offer local riders free bicycle lights and information on riding safely and legally after dark. "Light the Night," sponsored by the City of Tucson, PAG and Living Streets Alliance, will take place at 5 p.m. at 6th Avenue and 7th Street.... Read more»

'Light the Night' to brighten path for Tucson cyclists

An event Tuesday evening will offer local bicycle riders free lights and information on riding safely and legally after dark. "Light the Night," sponsored by the Tucson Department of Transportation and Living Streets Alliance, will take place 5-7 p.m. at Fontana and Blacklidge.... Read more»

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