Sunday, August 28, 2011


Coalition member Mary Kaye Black has "Adopted" a mile of higway 70 between Ft. Thomas and Pima, in Graham County AZ. Mary Kaye is one of the Coalition's Eastern Arizona representatives.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Flagstaff education and directed enforcement effort

There will be a meeting to discuss Flagstaff PD's education and directed enforcement effort:

Flagstaff Police Auditorium
Law Enforcement Administrative Facility, 911 E. Sawmill Road
Sept 1, 2011
6 - 8PM

AzDailySun story.
FMPO stats from 2005-2009 bike-MV crashes.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

School is back in session: please drive carefully

Back to school safety media day: CAzB president Bob Beane was on hand along with Tempe Police Sgt. Steve Carbajal to remind motorists that school is back in session and to exercise extra care. 

For motorists:
  • Please exercise care when passing bicyclists.
  • Allow a safe passing distance (at least 3 feet, per AZ law).
  • Exercise extra care when making right and left hand turns across traffic and bike routes/lanes. 
  • Look both ways at all driveways and intersections
 For bicyclists:
  • Make sure your bike is in good working order (brakes, handlebars, etc.) 
  • Be visible. If riding after dusk and before dawn, make sure you have a front light and rear reflector that meets AZ legal requirements. We also suggest a rear red light in addition to the required reflector. 
  • Ride predictably.
  • Ride defensively (don’t assume that motorists see you).
  • Ride with traffic (same direction)…it’s safer than riding opposing traffic.
  • Wear a bicycle helmet.

The group Active Living Resource Center (ALRC) provides resources and tools to help you make walking and bicycling part of your community's healthy lifestyle.
There is an excellent brief guide there "Bicycle Safety: What every parent should know".

Monday, August 8, 2011

CAzBike Membership Meeting: Monday Aug 15

next scheduled meeting: Monday August 15, 2011. 6:00PM.
Location: Boulders on Broadway Bar and Grill (map)
530 W. Broadway in Tempe AZ 85282, 480.921.9431

AGENDA: MemberMeetingAgenda082011.pdf

Friday, August 5, 2011

Opinion -- The Dutch Way: Bicycles and Fresh Bread

As an American who has been living here for several years, I am struck, every time I go home, by the way American cities remain manacled to the car. While Europe is dealing with congestion and greenhouse gas buildup by turning urban centers into pedestrian zones and finding innovative ways to combine driving with public transportation, many American cities are carving out more parking spaces. It’s all the more bewildering because America’s collapsing infrastructure would seem to cry out for new solutions.  ... read the rest

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Tour de Paradise: Oct 15

Tour de Paradise is a fundraising bicycle ride to benefit homebound seniors, family caregivers, and grandparents raising grandchildren in greater Phoenix. All proceeds benefit Duet - a non-profit 501C(3) organization helping older adults with things such as getting groceries and rides to the doctor, to health promotion activities and support groups. Duet's services are provided free-of-charge. Your donation is 100% tax deductible.... details and registration.