Ward 2 Councilmember Paul Cunningham
In support of safe, visible and lawful bicycle riding, the City of Tucson Bicycle and Pedestrian Program and Pima Association of Governments will partner with Living Streets Alliance to put on “Light the Night,” a bike light distribution and bicycle safety education campaign. Each month at different locations across the region, teams of volunteers distribute free front and rear light sets to people on bikes spotted riding without them.
Since October, more than 400 light sets and 65 free helmets for youth have been distributed to promote bicycle and pedestrian safety.
From Barrett Baker at the Tucson Fire Department:
In Tucson, we generally have Summer,Winter, and very little in between. We can be challenged by going from near 90 degree high temperatures one week and lows in the 30’s just days later. As the need for warming the house increases, so can the dangers associated with fireplaces, furnaces, and space heaters. Below are a few reminders as you heat up while the temperatures drop.
This Sunday, November 2nd from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., thousands of fun-loving folks from across the region will take part in Tucson’s seventh open streets event – Cyclovia Tucson.
From Chis Widmer, Tucson Police Department
Sun Tran, KGUN 9 News, and Sam Levitz Furniture have partnered to sponsor a one-day “Stuff-the-Bus” event benefitting EMERGE! Center Against Domestic Abuse. The event, which will be held on Friday, October 17, helps promote Domestic Violence Awareness Month. A Sun Tran bus will be located at Sam Levitz Furniture’s eastside location at 100 North Pantano Road. Donations will be accepted from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
ITN Greater Tucson is a 501(c)(3) non-profit transportation alternative providing rides for seniors 60 and older 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We also provide rides for adults of any age with limited vision. ITN Greater Tucson is a part of a national organization, ITN America, which supports 26 ITN affliates across the counrty.
Volunteer on YOUR schedule:
This weekend Tucsonans can ride Sun Tran or the Sun Link streetcar to Tucson Meet Yourself, 2nd Saturdays, Pride on Parade or the University of Arizona (UA) vs. University of Southern California football game.
It's time for Fire Prevention Week, and from October 5-11 the Tucson Fire Department is joining forces with the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to remind local residents that ‘Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives'. During this year's fire safety campaign, fire departments will be spreading the word about the dangers of fires and how a working smoke alarm can give a family the notice they need to get out safely.
If you aren't already registered, remember that today is the last day for voter registration if you expect to vote in the general election. You can come by our office at 7575 East Speedway to register before five and we will make sure to get the forms to the recorder's office.
There is also curbside registration until 10 pm available at a Ward 2 location. Here are the details from Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez:
From the National Weather Service:
Event: Flash Flood Watch
The storm might turn out to be no big deal, but are you ready if the power goes out for an extended period? Check out this video from Capt. Barrett Baker of the Tucson Fire Department or visit Be Prepared Tucson.
From our friends at the Southern Arizona Red Cross:
Do not walk through flowing water. Drowning is the number one cause of flood deaths. Most of these drownings occur during flash floods. Six inches of moving water can knock you off your feet. Use a pole of stick to make sure that the ground is still there before you go through an area where the water is not flowing.
Remember that over the next few days, our area is expecting severe storms. Most flash flood deaths happen in vehicles. Moving water as little as one or two feet deep will carry away most vehicles and can knock a person off their feet. Keep children away from creeks and washes when heavy rain is in the area. Be especially careful at night when water depth and road conditions are harder to see.
The advice from our Fire Department is: WHEN IN DOUBT, WAIT IT OUT!!
The monsoon claimed a life Monday morning after the vehicle of an adult female was swept downstream after being stuck in a residential wash, with the female trapped inside. The initial Tucson Fire unit arrived at East Calle Betelgeux and South Avenida Ursa for reports of a car in the wash at 9:31 A.M.. They initially could not see a vehicle in the residential. A bystander pulled up next to them and advised them that the car was pinned against a pedestrian bridge completely submerged. The crew immediately began getting equipment for a rescue when the car was pushed under the bridge and