It's not a dry heat during monsoon season, dammit! :-D
And yes, that title is SARCASM.
Tucson is the perfect of example of a "Car-only" city. Sidewalks are never to be used for anything but justifying a ticket...especially if riding on one denied a motorist the opportunity to kill.
I've been commuting since 1988 when I started college after leaving the military.
Since then I've been averaging over 4000 miles a year on my bike.
Last year when the mini-van needed $2000+ dollars to bring it up to spec we got rid of it.
Since then I've been doing daily shopping on the bike until recently when I managed to score the model-64 bikesatwork.com trailer I've been wanting for a long, long time.