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 […]

Arizona receives ‘Bicycle Friendly State’ status

The League of American Bicyclists Announces Arizonaas a Spring 2009 Bicycle Friendly State Washington, DC – The League of American Bicyclists is proud to announce Arizona as one of the League’s inaugural Bronze-level Bicycle Friendly States (BFS). “The League is delighted to recognize Arizona for its efforts to welcome bicyclists and make bicycling safer and […]

2009 LAB/IMBA Bike Summit in Washington DC

Earlier this month, 580 enthusiastic cyclists plus manufacturers, municipal officials and lawmakers convened in Washington DC to promote our favorite sport and mode of transportation. The event was co-sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists (LAB) and the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA). Most attendees were from the United States, but Canada and two European […]

Cycling and Vehicle Doors / Trolley Tracks

The following information was prepared by Tucson attorney Eric Post: In Arizona, anyone who opens the door to a vehicle has the duty to make sure it is safe to do so. This is by statute in the Arizona Revised Statutes as follows: 28-905. Opening vehicle doorA person shall not open a door on a […]

Bike Lanes and Light Rail 7th to 24th Streets along Washington & Jefferson Streets.

Many more photos here. The following is an email thread of discussion of the work the City of Phoenix is doing for cyclists on the subject issues. Bob & Bill: Below is the response from Mike Cynecki, the City traffic Engineer doing the rework. As you can see, they are making it better, albeit slower […]