Tucson By Choice!: Is Your Town or City Bicycle Friendly? Add A Link to Your Localism Community Web Page

Is Your Town or City Bicycle Friendly? Add A Link to Your Localism Community Web Page

Bike rider in traffic, Tucson, AZThe League of American Bicyclists lists Tucson among the top eight communities in America for being bicycle friendly.  That's information that we want to feature on the Web.

What about your community?  Here's something useful.

Under the heading Bicycle Friendly Communities, you'll find more than 60 communities listed on their website.  Scroll down on the page to "Current Bicycle Friendly Community Master List."

Yours may be on the list.  If so, feature the link on your Localism Community Sponsor Web page.  It's one more tool in your toolbox.

I'm Mike in Tucson, your preferred Tucson, Arizona mortgage lender.
Mike Jones (Tucson Mortgage Company, LLC): Loan Officer in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona
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Comment balloon 25 commentsMike Jones • September 29 2008 06:36AM

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Great site.  More people ride bikes than cars in Key West.

Posted by Gary McAdams (GMAC Schwartz Property Sales) almost 11 years ago

Gary,

That's pretty cool.  Thanks for being the first to comment.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 11 years ago

Mike - I think this is great for Tuscon. Growing up in the greater Boston area I can't imagine how there would be room to accomodate bicycles easily with such narrow streets. Here in NH we are working at constructing bicycle lanes.

Posted by Judy Tuscano, NH Real Estate Professional (Prudential Verani Realty) almost 11 years ago

Mike--What a great informational site. I work a bit too far north of the cities for people to bike to work but know closer into the downtowns this would be a wonderful addition as Mpls and St Paul have many bike trails and with gas prices more and more people have started to pedal to work!

Posted by Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro (Boardman Realty) almost 11 years ago

Coeur d'Alene Idaho - City by the LakeMike, We are a VERY VERY Bicycle Friendly City and County.  I'll have to look into that site and try to figure out what the "feature the link on your Localism Community Sponsor Web page" is in my tool box.  Thanks for another "Learning Experience" here on AR!

Also, Thanks for commenting on my Post! 

Posted by Pam Jank, Your Coeur d'Alene & North Idaho Real Estate Pro (Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty) almost 11 years ago

Coeur d'Alene Idaho - City by the LakeMike, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho is on the List in the "New Releases."  I'll try to figure out how to "Feature the Link" on my site.  Thanks again for this great information/tool.

Again, thanks for commenting on my Post!

Posted by Pam Jank, Your Coeur d'Alene & North Idaho Real Estate Pro (Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty) almost 11 years ago

Mike, as you know I grew up in southern AZ but my husband had never been there. The second time we went he tried to use the bike lane as a turning lane! Good thing there were no bikers around at the time! I still tease him whenever we're in Tucson about it.

Posted by Mandi Perkins (Pioneer Title Agency) almost 11 years ago

Mike - Yep...here in Ashland Oregon, we made the list. Medford Oregon is working on it, but has a ways to go yet. Thanks for the great idea for linking to Localism!

Posted by Karen Cooper, Helping Homeowners w/Home Loans in 27 US States (Karen Cooper | Sr Retail Loan Originator ! NMLS # 223305 | 360 Mortgage Group LLC Austin Texas) almost 11 years ago

Looks like AR has me stuttering... ;->

Posted by Karen Cooper, Helping Homeowners w/Home Loans in 27 US States (Karen Cooper | Sr Retail Loan Originator ! NMLS # 223305 | 360 Mortgage Group LLC Austin Texas) almost 11 years ago

Mike, Lynchburg's nickname is "The Hill City" but we do have several areas of the city that are bike friendly, many nature trails and bike paths.

Posted by Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369 (Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management) almost 11 years ago

We built bike paths and for the most part most of the bikers still use the road. My big complaint is they expect cars to obey traffic rules and the biker seem to think they don't have to stop or comply with the basic rules of the road. If you are gonig to use the road obey the rules.

Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) almost 11 years ago

Mike,

None of the large cities in the county made the list.  Maybe it is something that we need to work on here.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) almost 11 years ago

In Cary - we're ALL OVER THIS!  Great reminder!

Posted by Eleanor Thorne, Equity Resources 919-649-5058 (Equity Resources) almost 11 years ago

Eleanor,

Thanks for stopping by to comment.

Don,

Ditto!  It's good to see you.  I just updated the link because Rick Price let me know it was outdated.  Check it out again.

Terry,

I hear you.  Check out the LAB site I linked to above; they have all sorts of resources.

Debbie,

That's pretty cool!

Karen,

I took care of it for you.  Thanks for commenting!

Mandi,

I did that once when I first came to Tucson.  LOL

Pam,

If you need help inserting the link, just call me on my cellphone.

Teri,

I wonder if those skywalks that go through the city allow any sort of wheeled vehicle?

Judy,

We have our annual Tour de Tucson coming up in November.  It's huge!

Barbara,

You're welcome!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 11 years ago

Mike, get in shape for Ride The Rockies next year......  Comes through western Colorado every year.... got a nice place for you to crash for the night

Posted by Joe Adams (Major Mortgage USA/Branch Manager) almost 11 years ago

nice post, i like it and Orlaandi is a Bronze award winner...

 

woo hoo

 

Chris the implemtner

 

P.S.  Do you know my friend Paul Dunn??

Posted by Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974 (Chris Brown | Certified Mortgage Planners) almost 11 years ago

Mike,

 Great post... We are known here in Tucson for our great training routes as well as being a top training location for top pro riders from around the world. Here is another great site to learn more about Arizona cycling....AZCYCLING.COM

Mike Carsten

Posted by Mike Carsten (Tucson Mortgage,LLC) almost 11 years ago

The city that I live in is hardly walker friendly let alone bicycling. There are park trails, but getting around town is nearly impossible! Thanks for the info!!!

Posted by Lindsey Hasford, Bringing you home... (Edina Realty) almost 11 years ago

Hi Mike,  I checked and my city is not on the list, but I see cyclists all the time!  They aren't commuter cyclists but seem to be on longer treks.  Hmmmm.  I give them credit (and the right of way!).  Cheers, Harley

Posted by Harley Ramsey, Chatsworth, CA Real Estate (Keller Williams) almost 11 years ago

Mike-Great post, Thanks for sharing.

 

Posted by Joseph D. Federico, Eastern Massachusetts Real Estate (Donahue Real Estate Co.) almost 11 years ago

Joseph,

I'm glad you stopped by to comment.

Harley,

I'll be over to check out your blog; thanks for commenting.

Mike,

We'll see you today at Burkie's birthday party!  Thanks for commenting.

Chris,

Paul is an associate here in the Rain, and I'm a subscriber to his blog.

Joe,

Nothing would make me happier!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 11 years ago

Hi Mike.  I live in a very bicycle friendly town.  There are bike rental places on the island for when vacationers come down.  It is quicker, and better for everyone, to park your car for the week and bike or walk.  We are surrounded by ocean and the bay so the ride will be beautiful.  I will need to get linked under the communities.  Thanks for the post.

Posted by Robin Lundholm almost 11 years ago

Our area has the Paul Bunyan Trail which is paved for biking pleasure for 80 miles.  It is the longest Rail to Trail system in the nation.

Posted by Kathleen Lordbock, Keller Williams Realty Professionals (Keller Williams Realty Professionals) almost 11 years ago

Brainerd, Mn. isn't even on the list - oh well we are still famous.

Posted by Kathleen Lordbock, Keller Williams Realty Professionals (Keller Williams Realty Professionals) almost 11 years ago

Robin,

You're very welcome!  See you soon on your blog.

Kathleen,

When I was a high school kid visiting Grandma in Sauk Rapids, we drove up to Brainerd and I had the pleasure of walking across the great Mississippi River.  (I think that was Brainerd.)  I remember the Paul Bunyan stuff too.  Thanks for commenting.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 11 years ago

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