Jim Harms 
Member since Sep 2, 2010

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Certified Bicycle Safety Instructor and part of the Pima County Bike Ambassador program. Affiliated with the Greater Arizona Bicycling Association Board of Directors.

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Re: “Serraglio

As a bicyclist and Bike Safety Instructor, observing what a lot of cyclists are doing on the road raises a lot of concerns on safety for both the cyclist, motorists and pedestrians. I was working the Park and University intersection as well as the Treat and Third intersection yesterday and noticed the attitudes that cyclists portray - death defying. Cyclists riding the wrong way during rush hour and blowing stop signs as if they were not there.
I can see the major concerns by motorists and pedestrians. Pima County's Bike Ambassador Program has been working with the Police Department for a couple of weeks in trying to educate cyclists of the laws. The officers that we have been working with will usually allow the cyclist a free pass if we can get to them first. The Police really don't want to cite anyone unless it becomes an obvious infraction.
If the cyclist would slow down to almost a stop, look both ways and proceed if safe, 8 times out of 10 they will do nothing. So I ask all cyclists out there to join in on this crusade to help educate others, and start riding safely. Pima County does offer a FREE Bike Safety Class. The website is www.BikePed.pima.gov or you can call 243-BIKE (2453) for more information.

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Posted by Jim Harms on 09/02/2010 at 11:27 PM

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