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 […]

15th Ave Bikeway bridge: info meeting May 23

The City of Phoenix will be constructing a pedestrian and bicycle bridge across the Arizona Canal from the existing ACDC Bicycle Path to the 15th Avenue Bikeway in early summer 2012.The design for this bridge is now complete and the City of Phoenix Street Transportation Departmentwill be holding an informational public meeting to discuss the […]

New and renewed Arizona LAB Bicycle Friendly Communities

League Announces Spring 2011 Bicycle Friendly Communities This year, Sedona joined the list at Bronze level. Mesa renews at Bronze, and Cottonwood received honorable mention. Also, Wandertec, Inc. (Flagstaff) – new Bronze level business, and University of Arizona – new Silver level universityArizona communities currently enjoying BFC status are Gold — Tucson/East Pima Region Silver […]

Arizonas Red Rock Road

How Community and Bicycling Advocacy Achieved an Extreme Road Makeover… By Bob Beane, Randy Victory and Daniel Paduchowski Photos by Carla Riedel and Bob Beane This article originally appeared as the cover story of the Mar/Apr 2011 issue of American Bicyclist magazine [full issue; see cover, story starts on p.11]. A certain well-known television show […]

Advocacy Alert: $2.5B Funding Rescission Looms

Your state DOT may be getting ready to take away millions of dollars in bicycle and pedestrian funding. In the latest budget deal between the Republicans and Democrats, the two parties agreed to rescind (read: take back) $2.5 billion in unspent federal transportation funds. Your state DOT has the power to decide which funds they […]

Safe Routes to School Project Approvals

Coalition representative Bill Lazenby reports that on March 24 the SRTS Review Committee met and the following projects were approved. For more info about SRTS, visit saferoutesinfo.org. Infrastructure Projects1. City of Apache Junction–Safe Bicycle/Ped Routes ——— $399,598.2. Pima County–Coronado Cougars–Walkway/Bike path —- $399,382.3. Town of Springerville–Round Valley in Motion ————– $399,728.4. City of Tucson—Liberty Ave School —————————- $399,880.5. […]

State of Arizona, Communities and Businesses Recognized by LAB

The League of American Bicyclists, in the January/February 2011 issue of American Bicyclist, specifically recognized Gilbert, AZ, for implementing a transportation policy requiring bicycle lanes on ALL arterial streets. The LAB also recognized Pima County for its Diversion/education program for ticketed bicyclists (including areference to our very own board member, Sheila Foraker, who is the Pima County Bike Ambassador Project Manager).In […]