Tuesday, September 21, 2010

CAzBike ANNUAL Meeting: Sept 27, 2010

Annual meeting: Monday September 27th, 2010. 6:00PM.
Location:  Boulders on Broadway Bar and Grill (map)
530 W. Broadway in Tempe AZ 85282, 480.921.9431

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

El Tour de Tucson: Nov 20

Richard J. DeBernardis, President and CEO of Perimeter Bicycling, announced that University Medical Center 28th El Tour de Tucson presented by Diamond Ventures is dedicated to the legendary John Howard – three-time Olympian, 18-time national masters cycling champion and founder of John Howard Performance Sports...
El Tour is expected to engage some 9,000 cyclists, 2,700 volunteers and 30,000 spectators and to bring in approximately $50 - $70 million to the Tucson area during the course of the year including $18 - $30 million on ride weekend alone.
Full Info.

Biking up 25% since 2001

The U.S. Department of Transportation has released data from the Federal Highway Administration’s 2009 National Household Travel Survey which shows that both bicycling and walking trips have increased by 25 percent since 2001.  “This report demonstrates what we’ve been saying here at the Department,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. “Americans want and need safe alternatives to driving. And by making biking and walking safer and more accessible, we’ll be able to provide Americans with more choices and help foster more active, livable communities.”
Read the full report at walkinginfo.org

HAWK crossings added in Phoenix

"To increase pedestrian safety at school crossing locations, the City of Tucson developed a traffic signal called the HAWK (High-intensity Activated crossWalk)..." more from the SRTS website.

These enhanced crossings should be of benefit in safely crossing busy streets by cyclists as well:
HAWK lights to help reduce pedestrian deaths in metro Phoenix

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Proposed Phoenix Bike Ped bridge needs your support

The proposed bike/ped bridge 19th Ave & Greenway is in danger of being killed, please plan to attend to support and speak (simulated bridge pictured at right),
ESPECIALLY if you live in Phoenix Council District 3 (Councilman Gates) or use the Cave Creek wash trails. Bicycle projects get done when bicyclists show up and support. (email addresses for Phoenix officials are below).