Yesterday marked the first day of classes at the University of Arizona and as usual the flow of traffic was chaotic.
The University of Arizona Police Department was stationed at University Boulevard and Park Avenue looking for infractions by pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists.
According to the officers this week they will be issuing verbal warnings, next week they will issue written warnings and by the third week they will begin issuing tickets.
During the 30 minutes I spent out there photographing cyclists for my People on Bikes post, I saw the police stop cyclists, pedestrians and motorists.
Cyclists were stopped for running the red lights, pedestrians were stopped for jaywalking. I also saw two motorists stopped. The first was the motorist in the photo at the top of the post. The driver pulled up behind several cyclists in the bike box and then tried to go around them on the left rather than wait behind them.
The second motorist was stopped for peeling out in the intersection.
If you are riding through the UA keep an eye out for police, distracted drivers, darting pedestrians and shaky cyclists.