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 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 […]

In the Midst of Pulling it all Together

By Bob BeaneIt might be my “advocate’s optimism”, or involvement in recent discussions of progress (or lack thereof), but I have recently had visions of Arizona being on the verge of pulling out of a trail network and bike route quagmire. I know that the budget climate is difficult, and that opponents of spending on […]

Sheila on “The Morning Blend”

Check out CAzb southern Arizona representative Sheila Foraker appearance on KGUN’s “The Morning Blend“  

MesaRides kickoff event

Today was a fantastic day for all cyclists in Mesa! This morning at a Media Event Mayor Scott Smith, City Manager Chris Brady and Police Chief Frank Milstead (who is also an MTB cyclist) together with Dara Schulenberg and Sterling Baer representing “Not One More” and the Brumbys kicked off a major city wide cycling […]