Friday, September 16, 2011

Two ADOT Planning Projects

...that Arizona Bicyclists Should Follow
By Bob Beane, President, Coalition of Arizona Bicyclists

Until about two years ago, when I became president of the Coalition of Arizona Bicyclists, the portions of ADOT activity that affected bicyclists were a mystery to me. Well, at times, they are still a mystery. But, I can honestly say that the CAzB has been invited to the table to provide input in several meaningful efforts in the last few years. And, that participation has lifted the curtain on some aspects of how things happen in our state. What I have found is that, if we stay engaged and active, we can make a difference.

Eric Post Law Named Bicyclist Friendly Business

Eric Post serves the Coalition's Legal Advisor:

The League of American Bicyclists announced the Law Office of Eric Post is a Silver Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB), in a diverse and groundbreaking number of 111 new BFBs across the United States. The variety in the type and size of businesses applying for the BFB award shows the many different ways to create a Bicycle Friendly Business. The Law Office of Eric Post has worked hard to increase bicycle friendliness in the workplace... read more from Tucson Endurance Sports |

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

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.

Monday, September 12, 2011

CAzBike Membership ANNUAL Meeting: Monday October 10

Notices: Our regular September meeting has been cancelled; and our regular October meeting will be held one week earlier than usual.

Our next scheduled meeting will be our ANNUAL meeting:
Monday October 10, 2011. 6:00PM. Location: Boulders on Broadway Bar and Grill (map) 530 W. Broadway in Tempe AZ 85282, 480.921.9431

Annual elections for board seats will be held.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Sedona Metric Centuries: Oct 15 and 16

Sedona Metric Centuries: Oct 15 & 16, 2011 TWO DAYS – FOUR ROUTES. All rides will stage from the Big Park Community School... visit for full info and registration.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Peoria 107th Ave Road Diet in jeopardy

107th Ave, Peoria, AZ road diet
Cyclists, please check out this section of 107th Ave in the city of Peoria and register feedback.

In July 2011, the City of Peoria implemented a road diet on 107th Avenue from Northern Ave to Olive Ave, reducing the number of travel lanes from two in each direction plus a center lane to one in each direction with a center lane, bike lanes, and a buffer lane between the bike lane and through lane that is not to be used by vehicles.
The City has received a great deal of negative feedback from a group of citizen who want the street back to the old configuration. There is no justification for the extra lanes - it is purely driver preference because they want to have the ability to pass slow moving vehicles (those travelling at the posted speed limit). Unfortunately, the only voice the City is hearing is people opposing the change, as the people who like the change would have no reason to speak up.
The pressure is increasing and the City might be forced to go back to the old striping configuration to the tune of $100,000 of wasted funds (while reversing the progress made by promoting the ideals of Complete Streets). We will be scheduling a public meeting in late October. When I have the date, time, and location of the meeting, would it be possible for the Coalition to get the word out to those who support the current striping configuration with the reduced number of lanes? Any support would be greatly appreciated.

Brandon Forrey, Transportation Planning Engineer
Engineering Department City of Peoria
9875 N. 85th Avenue Peoria, AZ 85345
Office: 623-773-7201 Fax: 623-773-7248