Thursday, May 30, 2013

Lunch and Learn about Bike Safety

League Certified Instructor Kathy Mills recently gave lunchtime presentation on bike safety for six Lovitt and Touche employees in Tempe during National Bike Month.

Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Church group, Singles group, clubs of any kind, business, any group at all!...
The Coalition of Arizona Bicyclists can provide speakers and customized presentations for any group; Brief presentations in the Phoenix metro area can generally be provided free-of-charge.
 Please contact Coalition Vice President of Education, Kathy Mills at for more info.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Arizona back in top-ten in LAB Bike Friendly States Ranking

The League of American Bicyclists released their Bicycle Friendly State rankings for 2013 last week. Arizona was ranked as the 10th most bike friendly state, after having fallen to 16th spot in the 2011 rankings.

"...In the Southwest, Arizona moved back into the top 10. Among other strides, the state completed its Bicycle Safety Action plan to improve bicyclist safety on Arizona's highways.
 'The goal is to reduce the number of bicyclist fatalities and injury crashes with motor vehicles,' said Michael Sanders, Arizona Department of Transportation's bicycle and pedestrian program coordinator. "We 'crash-typed' nearly 750 reported crashes that occurred over a five-year period to better define the sequence of actions leading to the collision. For example, we found that over half of all crashes occurred while a motorist was making a right turn. The Plan consists of action items addressing potential changes to policies and education programs, or new tools, such as bicycle road safety audit guidelines, to improve bicyclist safety.'

More info and links to the LAB rankings and report card at