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  • Check out bike and pedestrian safety signs Oct. 18 on The Loop

    Oct 16, 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. 18.
    Safety signs
    The Bike Ambassadors will be on the south bank of the Rillito, east of Alvernon Way, from 7 to 10 a.m. to put up signs and give away 50 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:
    • Watch for horses / when taking a spin, / if there’s a conflict, / the horses win! / Ease the speed!
    • Keep your ears clear / and your dog walking near, / so cyclists can pass / without causing fear! / Stay alert!

    Bike AmbassadorsThe 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 sent to Matthew.Zoll@pima.gov. And remember: A venomous bite / can ruin your day! / Give those snakes / the right of way! / 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.