Arizona Alliance for Livable Communities

Coalition Board member Bernie Hoenle will be participating in the AALC, and reporting on items of interest to Arizona bicyclists.

Notes from Arizona Alliance for Livable Communities meeting 9/14/2022

1. Referenced National Recreation and Parks Association international convention being held in Phoenix 9/20-23/2022. Wide range of topics from health related to planning, security, equity… and does have a session on ebikes and other surface transportation.

2. Advocacy letter which CAZBike added their support.
Bipartisan bill supporting safe streets and the Vision Zero program, here’s a copy of the letter.

3. Prop 400 which would keep tax funds supporting AZ roads was vetoed by the Governor. Plans to resurrect are underway, but challenging timing. (Maricopa county is the only AZ County that needs to get state approval.)

4. Road Safety Action Plan incorporates Vision Zero. AZ record for large number of pedestrian fatalities. There is $10M dedicated funding. Working to align projects with focus on overall safety. Some contention based on POV. Concerted effort
to improve underserved communities.

5. Phoenix hired first Public Health Advisor, Nicole Dupuis-Witt. Starts 10/17/2022. To address city top priorities: heat response/mitigation, housing, homelessness, food systems, senior services, transportation, and more…

6. Some discussion on General Obligation Bonds. How they can be used to support multiple aspects of streets, pedestrians, cycling – tie to Capital Improvement Projects.

7. Planning and health: members reviewing municipal plans. Planning guidance and references on: Making connections and communications with all parties important for success.

8. Bisbee – active group advocating better biking and walking in the area.


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