Central Ave Phoenix gets a Road Diet

Over the weekend, the City of Phoenix successfully completed the addition of bike lanes along Central Avenue from Camelback Road to Bethany Home Road as part of a “Road Diet”.Sunday afternoon, January 8th, there were many bicyclists already enjoying the addition. The Coalition commends and appreciates the efforts of the city of Phoenix and all […]

BFC: Scottsdale gets gold; Tempe renews silver; Phx gets honorable mention

League Announces Fall 2011 Bicycle Friendly Communities Scottsdale was awarded Gold level, up from Silver. Tempe renewed their Silver level. And Phoenix for the first time received Honorable Mention.Arizona communities currently enjoying BFC status are Gold — Tucson/East Pima Region, Scottsdale Silver — Tempe, and Flagstaff Bronze — Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa and Sedona Read the LAB […]

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 […]