I am seriously tempted to go car-free and found this website, which is just so rad! I've been lurking for awhile reading some very interesting thoughtful threads. I'm so glad I found this forum.
I actually don't own a bicycle as of yet, but that's why I'm doing research. I don't even know where to start. Thankfully my partner-in-crime was an avid cyclist and can speak the language.
There are some very interesting bicycle associations here in Tucson, but the tension between cyclists and drivers is palpable! Even though there are numerous bicycle margins in Tucson, it's not a city I feel totally safe to commute to work on a bicycle.
I live near a major public transit depot though, so that will be my way to get to and from work. My partner and I want to get bicyles with heavy duty panniers for getting groceries. We live near a co-op and farmer's market, which I am grateful for.