Yesterday, a TucsonVelo reader sent me a link to his blog with a photo of a downed tree blocking the Aviation bike path. Check out the photo

I happened to be attending a meeting with several city officials so I mentioned the email. They said they would notify the proper people, but it got me thinking about resources for cyclists to report obstacles and safety issues.

All of these numbers are listed in the Share the Road publication, but I suspect most people don’t ride around with it in their pocket. Putting some of these numbers in your cell phone’s memory¬† might be useful.

Arizona Department of Transportation Street
Maintenance ……………………….838-2800 or 838-2810
Marana Streets Department …………………….382-2500
Oro Valley Street Maintenance …………………229-5070
Pima County Street Maintenance ……………..740-2639
Sahuarita Public Works …………………………….648-1972
South Tucson Public Works ……………………..792-2424
Tucson Street Maintenance ………………………791-3154 This is the number that is often referred to in the TPCBAC meetings.
Report polluting vehicles to the Pima County Depart-
ment of Environmental Quality Smoking Vehicle
Hotline ……………………………………………………..622-5700

According to Jim Glock, who is the directory of the Tucson Department of Transportation, the street maintainence budget has been reduced to about $500,000.

The result is that only serious safety issues will be addressed into more funds become available.

10 thoughts on “Resources for cyclists encountering road hazards”
  1. Thanks for furnishing these phone numbers, Mike. In Austin & San Francisco, riders can call 3-1-1 and report the pot holes. They are even allowed to alert workers by marking the area with spray paint. Pima County’s own 3-1-1 is still not functional; I just called and according to a recording, it will be operational in the future.

    Great site, valuable information. Congratulations. Hey Tucson Cyclists, 3 cheers for Mike and Co.!

  2. Thanks for furnishing these phone numbers, Mike. In Austin & San Francisco, riders can call 3-1-1 and report the pot holes. They are even allowed to alert workers by marking the area with spray paint. Pima County’s own 3-1-1 is still not functional; I just called and according to a recording, it will be operational in the future.

    Great site, valuable information. Congratulations. Hey Tucson Cyclists, 3 cheers for Mike and Co.!

  3. I spent a week visiting friends in Ft. Collins and they have a nice system to report aggressive drivers or close calls. You just dial #77 from a cell phone and give them all the info you hav.

    I’m not sure how they follow up though.

    You can also report hazards and close calls online too.

  4. I spent a week visiting friends in Ft. Collins and they have a nice system to report aggressive drivers or close calls. You just dial #77 from a cell phone and give them all the info you hav.

    I’m not sure how they follow up though.

    You can also report hazards and close calls online too.

  5. That looks pretty cool Colby. I’d like to have something I could easily do while out riding.

  6. That looks pretty cool Colby. I’d like to have something I could easily do while out riding.

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