Some bicyclists pedaling along The Loop trail network around Tucson find themselves suddenly in need of a tire pump.
Two Tucson hospitals will receive an additional $6.4 million in federal funding in the coming months thanks to a somewhat complicated agreement with Pima County.
Repair work along a popular path has closed a portion of the The Loop along South Kolb Road north of Interstate 10 for the next few days.
Workers are wrapping up a key link in The Loop - an interconnected web of multiuse trails around Tucson.
Hector Saucedo takes Harry for a morning walk along The Loop at the archaeological park near Julian Wash. Total length of The Loop is now about 100 miles. It'll be 131 miles when done, including several spur routes off the main one looping around the city.
The Loop is open to pedestrians, cyclists, skaters and horseback riders, like this urban cowboy near the junction of Santa Cruz River Park and the Julian Wash Greenway. Some restoration work remains at the site.
Monique Lomax makes sure the helmet on daughter Ayanna, 10, is secure as they bike along near the Julian Wash archaeological park.
Pima County is planning to protect regal horned lizards and their habitat along with other desert creatures.
Pima County will spend $284,000 to save horned lizards and other critters from an untimely and premature squishing at a west-side construction site.
Mike Wilkinson, co-owner of Tucson's Loop Bicycle Shop, stands at the fence outside his shop, which is housed in a former shipping container and stands along a section of Pima County's "The Loop" bike path, just north of El Camino Del Cerro.
Mike Wilkinson inside the shop. There are plans to double the shop's size and triple its inventory by next fall. Meanwhile, says one cyclist, "it's a wonderful destination" along the bike path where "you can sit and rest."
Earrings by Casa Kira are among the items made by local vendors that are sold in Tucson's Loop Bicycle Shop.
Dove Mountain retiree Jim Stewart wasn't looking for a bike shop as he rode along "The Loop" bicycle path on the west side. But he was glad he found one.
Whether you're behind the wheel, biking it or taking the bus, here are some transportation changes to know about this week.
Before diving into today's column, just a quick note to say thanks.
Workers are making steady progress toward completion of a 55-mile loop of car-free paths around the Tucson area - but the future of one key spur path is still up in the air.