Projects funded for Safe Routes

Bill Lazenby represents the Coalition of Arizona Bicyclists on the Safe Routes To School (SRTS) Advisory Committee, and participates in funding and project selections. The following projects and amounts were recommended by the SRTS Advisory Committee and approved by the State Transportation Board for funding in Cycle 4. Infrastructure Gilbert School Crossings and Sidewalk Safety […]

ADOT unveils 5-year transpo plan

Take a minute to visit ADOT’s new “Honk if You Plan Ahead” headline story. It’s time for public hearings on the Tentative 5-year Construction program, which expresses how ADOT intends to invest in transportation for the next five years…

CAzBike Report from 2010 National Bike Summit

CAzBike Board Memeber Gene Holmerud reports from the Summit:I was an attendee, representing the Coalition of Arizona Bicyclists. It was a thrill and I believe we had an impact on Capitol Hill. We visited the Transportation Legislative Assistants for both AZ Senators and for Representatives Franks, Giffords, Pastor and Shadegg. Congressman Flake meet with us […]

CAzBike on Chandler channel 11

Coalition President Bob Beane, and Ken St. John of the PMBC joined Chandler city councilman Rick Heumann to discuss the Bicycle Friendly Cities, and other cycling topics. The program can be viewed from the chandleraz.gov ; scroll down to: Regular Programming / Bicycle Friendly Community.Direct streaming link.

ACT Act Introduced

Representative Earl Blumenauer introduced the Active Community Transportation Act, H.R.4722, on 3/2/10. This groundbreaking bill creates a competitive grant program with $2 Billion to help communities build bicycling and walking networks. Read more & TAKE ACTION…The accompanying chart shows the underfunded position of bike/pedestrian travel relative to the trips and percentage of fatalities. $2 billion […]

Benchmarking Report Making Its Mark

If you haven’t yet checked out Bicycling and Walking in the United States: 2010 Benchmarking Report, released January 28, 2010, what are you waiting for? The nearly 200-page report filled with data on bicycling and walking from 50 states and the 51 largest U.S. cities has been labeled a “Bike-Ped State of the Union.” Over […]

$13 Million Transportation Enhancement Funds Available for AZ Road Projects

The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) has been notified by ADOT that $13 million of Transportation Enhancement funding will be made available for qualified programs statewide in 2010. Approximately $8 million could be made available for projects on local roads, and $5 million for enhancement projects on state roads. Eligible projects include bike lane striping, […]

letter: Support for adding six foot wide shoulders in City of Tucson

re: Support for adding six foot wide shoulders in City of Tucson

Getting Arizona’s Fair Share – Federal Funds Available for Bicycle Advocacy Access

The League of American Bicyclists gave all of us in advocacy a “gift of knowledge”, and a de facto challenge, by outlining major federal funding sources for bicycle-related programs and infrastructure improvement in the September/October 2009 issue of American Bicyclist. Now, it is up to those of us in Arizona advocacy to make sure we […]

Unacceptable bicycle lanes

The following letter was sent by the Coalition to Wylie Bearup, Street Transportation Director for the City of Phoenix concerning the bike facilities between 7th and 24th Street and the LIght Rail: Mr. Wylie Bearup, PE, PhD Street Transportation Director 200 West Washington Street, 6th Floor Phoenix, Arizona 85003-1611 RE: Washington and Jefferson Street bicycle […]