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 […]

Success and Lessons Learned: the SCVBAC Story

by Bill Adamson, Co-Chair, Santa Cruz Valley Bicycle Advocate Committee BACKGROUNDAbout six years ago our group of local bicyclists from the Santa Cruz Valley area concluded that cycling was becoming less pleasant and significantly less safe along our popular bicycle routes. Increased traffic congestion coupled with significant gaps in the available network of bike lanes caused us […]

CAzB Spring Update

by Bob Beane, President, Coalition of Arizona Bicyclists As anyone knows who has crossed over from “simply” being a bicyclist to being a bicycling advocate, there are not enough hours in a day…The more you immerse yourself in this world, the more you find that needs to be done. Possibly, that’s one of the reasons […]

New video from StreetFilms

Leaders from New York, San Francisco and Portland talk about what bicycling means for their city.Moving Beyond the Automobile: Biking

Eric Iwersen named Tempe’s 2011 Bike Hero

Eric Iwersen will be presented with the 2011 Tempe Bike Hero Award at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24 at the Tempe City Hall Council Chambers, 31 E. Fifth Street. The Tempe Bike Hero Award recognizes individuals and organizations who aid in increasing awareness of bicycling and promote bicycling as a viable mode of transportation. The […]

City of Sedona names first bicycle coordinator

The Verde Valley Cyclist’s Coalition (VVCC) recently organized a Bicycle Advisory Board for the city of Sedona comprised of Thomas McGoldrick, Doug Copp, Chuck Budden, and Dave Singer.Dave Singer was also named the first City of Sedona Bicycle Coordinator. The mayor, city manager, the majority of the city council, and Sedona PD have been very supportive […]