3 Serious/Fatal crashes in Phoenix on Friday

On Friday 9/23/2016 in Phoenix, two bicyclists were killed, and a third was seriously injured injured in three separate incidents. Police have so far not released many details. [24th St and 202, 36th Ave and Van Buren, the serious injury was at 16th St and Southern] We lost two bicycle riders in Phoenix, yesterday, and […]

Arizona Bicycling Summit to Unify Advocates

The Summit promises to be the premier bike advocacy event of the year, uniting the voices of bicyclists across Arizona

Beane: ADOT needs to broaden its concept of transportation

Commentary by Coalition President Bob Beane, regarding the South Mountain Freeway, set to begin construction later this year.

Time to raise penalties for distracted, negligent driving

The following guest commentary by Bob Beane was published in the Ahwatukee Foothill News 12/28/2014: Recently, a bicyclist was killed on Pecos Road. Then, this past week, another cyclist was killed and two others hospitalized following an accident. Nationally, driver fatalities appear to be declining (due to increasing occupant-oriented safety measures built into vehicles), but […]

ReinventPHX Canals

Canal Photo courtesy of Roadboy’s Travels There was a major series of articles in the Arizona Republic spotlighting potential upgrades to Phoenix’s canal infrastructure: Dubbed Reinvent PHX, the project includes plans to transform areas where the canal crosses rail lines, creating urban hubs that celebrate the iconic waterways. Residents who have commented on the planning […]

Bike Master Plan Aims To Boost Ridership, Increase Safety

City of Phx Bike Coord Joe Perez in front of the new green bike  lane on Grand Avenue. (Photo by Nick Blumberg-KJZZ) The city of Phoenix is in the last stages of putting together a huge document, outlining its plans to make getting around on a bicycle easier and safer. It will address infrastructure for bikers and […]

Jim Thompson Spins Again

The following letter was submitted for publication in the Ahwatukee Foothill News, Jim Thompson “Spins” Again Dear Editor, In response to Jim Thompson’s letter of May 9, I have the following to say. In bicycling circles, “spin” has to do with high RPM training…with Jim Thompson it is just the political-type “change what someone else said […]

Driving is not a right…it is a privilege AND a responsibility!

The following letter was published last week in the Ahwatukee Foothill News, Dear Editor, Recently, three competitive bicyclists training in the far East Valley were run into and critically injured by a driver who was reportedly adjusting her GPS device. As a bicycling advocate, I’m very upset by this. But, this story and situation is […]

School is back in session: please drive carefully

Back to school safety media day: CAzB president Bob Beane was on hand along with Tempe Police Sgt. Steve Carbajal to remind motorists that school is back in session and to exercise extra care.  For motorists: Please exercise care when passing bicyclists. Allow a safe passing distance (at least 3 feet, per AZ law). Exercise […]

“Be a Roll Model” launches in Verde Valley

Last year, through a grant funded by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, ADOT announced a program to raise bicycle safety awareness in Arizona. The program was designed by bicycle advocates, law enforcement officers, government representatives, and the Gordley Design Group of Tucson. Bicycle advocates included members of the ADOT Bicycle & Pedestrian Committee, the […]