League Announces Spring 2013 Bicycle Friendly Communities

League Announces Spring 2013 Bicycle Friendly Communities Gilbert’s bronze status was renewed; Glendale garners an honorable mention on their application. Arizona communities currently enjoying BFC status are Gold — Tucson/East Pima Region, Scottsdale Silver — Tempe, and Flagstaff Bronze — Chandler, Cottenwood, Gilbert, Mesa and Sedona Read the LAB press release here. (dead link) Arizona […]

Arizona back in top-ten in LAB Bike Friendly States Ranking

The League of American Bicyclists released their Bicycle Friendly State rankings for 2013 last week. Arizona was ranked as the 10th most bike friendly state, after having fallen to 16th spot in the 2011 rankings. “…In the Southwest, Arizona moved back into the top 10. Among other strides, the state completed its Bicycle Safety Action […]

League announces Spring 2012 BFC

League Announces Spring 2012 Bicycle Friendly Communities Cottenwood joins the ranks of BFC cities at the bronze level, and Tucson maintained Gold.Arizona communities currently enjoying BFC status are Gold — Tucson/East Pima Region, Scottsdale Silver — Tempe, and Flagstaff Bronze — Chandler, Cottenwood, Gilbert, Mesa and Sedona Read the LAB press release here.

letter: Western Canal Multi-Use Path Improvements at UPRR Crossing

Re: Western Canal Multi-Use Path Improvements at UPRR Crossing

Central Ave Phoenix gets a Road Diet

Over the weekend, the City of Phoenix successfully completed the addition of bike lanes along Central Avenue from Camelback Road to Bethany Home Road as part of a “Road Diet”.Sunday afternoon, January 8th, there were many bicyclists already enjoying the addition. The Coalition commends and appreciates the efforts of the city of Phoenix and all […]

BFC: Scottsdale gets gold; Tempe renews silver; Phx gets honorable mention

League Announces Fall 2011 Bicycle Friendly Communities Scottsdale was awarded Gold level, up from Silver. Tempe renewed their Silver level. And Phoenix for the first time received Honorable Mention.Arizona communities currently enjoying BFC status are Gold — Tucson/East Pima Region, Scottsdale Silver — Tempe, and Flagstaff Bronze — Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa and Sedona Read the LAB […]

letter: Phoenix Councilman Mattox – 31st Ave and Camelback Project

Letter: Phoenix Councilman Mattox-31st Ave and Camelback Project

URGENT: Federal Funding for Biking Under Attack

Dedicated funding for biking and walking has been cut in the transportation proposal from the U.S. House of Representatives.John Mica, chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, would eliminate critical Transportation Enhancements, Safe Routes to School and Recreational Trails programs — programs that Mica referred to as “not in the national interest.” …read more at […]

Freedom and Bicycling

Chris Mosley, Executive Director, Coalition of Arizona Bicyclists I was free this morning. Free to answer to the alarm at 4:15 am, and free to go chase the youngsters. (Anyone under the age of 50 is a youngster to me!) I was free to ride with a very diverse group of men and women from the east […]

Support for Phx’s Complete Streets Classification System

Mr. Shane SilsbyDeputy Street Transportation DirectorCity of Phoenix200 W. Washington St.Phoenix, AZ 85004 Dear Mr. Silsby The Coalition of Arizona Bicyclists would like to express our support for the City of Phoenix’s application to the FHWA Transportation, Community and System Preservation Program to create a “Complete Streets” Classification System. I have personally participated in the […]