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  • Check out bike and pedestrian safety signs on The Loop on Oct. 4

    Sep 30, 2014 | Read More News
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    See Pima County’s new bike and pedestrian safety campaign signs and visit with County Bike Ambassadors on The Loop on Saturday, Oct. 4.

    The LoopThe Bike Ambassadors will be at Children’s Memorial Park, southwest of Rillito and Oracle roads, from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. to put up signs and give away 100 bicycle bells.

    With more people using The Loop to run, bike, walk, roller blade, and ride horses, there’s a bit less space for each. So Pima County is placing temporary, movable signs in specific locations along The Loop to encourage path users to understand each other’s needs and promote sharing of the path.

    The signs have humorous safety messages and are inspired by the Burma Shave signs along U.S. roadways from the 1920s through the early 1960s that encouraged safe driving and promoted the company’s shaving products. Look for these messages and others on signs about 30 feet apart:
    • Ride the roads / if you gotta fly fast. / The Loop is for cruising, / not hitting the gas! / Ease the speed!
    • Walking the dog / on a leash too long / will lasso the bike / and both will be gone! / Keep Fido close.

    The Bike Ambassadors will also be providing free bike maps and safety guides and will discuss issues and pathway improvements with Loop users.

    The County welcomes sign suggestions. Sign messages can be emailed to Matt Zoll. And remember: Turn down the tunes / and use your ears! / Don’t cause a spill / ‘cause you can’t hear! / Stay alert!

    Please visit The Loop online for the latest maps and updates on access, improvements and other news about The Loop. Or check out – and “like” – The Loop on Facebook.