Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Verde Valley cylist, and CAzBike Northern Arizona Representative, Randy Victory has earned an Instructor's Certificate from the National Mountain Bike Patrol organization. Randy is now qualified to train volunteers to perfom the duties of NMBP patrollers and/or ambassadors.
Monday, March 29, 2010
Set ups will begin about 6am, and the venue will officially open at 7am, however there is much merchandise changing hands during and after setting up. We will be shutting
down somewhere around noon to 1pm.
The parking lot is at the South - West corner of Van Buren Street and Priest near the Phoenix / Tempe border. As previously, there are no costs involved to attend. Hope to see you there.
While doing bike valet, I will talk with cyclists about the need for a strong bike advocacy group specific to Phoenix. CAzBike is for all of Arizona. Upon finding sufficient interest cyclists, we will begin the process of changing the face of bicycling in Phoenix.
April 2, 2010
918 N 6th Street (Corner of Roosevelt & 6th Street), Phoenix 85004
two shifts available 5:30pm - 8:30pm and 8:30pm - 11:30pm
Lots of people bicycle to First Fridays and Bicycle Valet will be the best place to park their bikes.
PLUS vendors are offering discounts to people who valet !!
PLUS you'll get some cool schwag from TBAG !
AND I'll have an ice chest full on New Belgium beer when we're done !!
Call Joe Perez (602) 531-4985 to sign up or sign up online.
Monday, March 22, 2010
The Coalition of Arizona Bicyclists is embarking on possibly its most ambitious agenda since our founding in the early 1990s. In general, it may be summed up as connecting Arizona bicycle advocates in ways never before accomplished in order to increase our effectiveness. Ah, but “the devil is in the details” as we often hear.
So, here are a few of the specifics that are underway:
Saturday, March 20, 2010
I was an attendee, representing the Coalition of Arizona Bicyclists. It was a thrill and I believe we had an impact on Capitol Hill. We visited the Transportation Legislative Assistants for both AZ Senators and for Representatives Franks, Giffords, Pastor and Shadegg. Congressman Flake meet with us directly. Detailed information is at bikeleague.org (See the "Download the pdf or click on the interactive version below" phrase, under heading "National Bike Summit 2010 Detailed Program".
I made sure to mention in each meeting that Arizona has joined teams from Transportation, HUD and EPA, just as the Federal Administration has. Namely how smart a move that is! Of course, mentioning the First Lady's program to improve youth health fit in just as well.
I have also uploaded Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood's remarks at the ending reception to YouTube His closing remark: "you have a full partner in Ray LaHood, and many full partners (at DOT)".
Also see Secretary LaHood and the new...
Friday, March 19, 2010
Wayne has been very active cyclist in the Tucson area for 15 years. He has served on Tucson's GABA Board for more the 10 years. He is currently leading GABA's Advocacy Gruppo, and has served as Club President and Web Master. Wayne was selected to serve as the bike and pedestrian representative on the Grant Road Task Force, a major road improvement in Tucson. He has served on the Tucson/Pima County Bicycle Advisor Board, and is an active LCI instructor. To get in touch with Wayne, or any other board or advisory member, visit CAzBike's contact page.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
The DOT policy is to incorporate safe and convenient walking and bicycling facilities into transportation projects. Every transportation agency, including DOT, has the responsibility to improve conditions and opportunities for walking and bicycling and to integrate walking and bicycling into their transportation systems. Because of the numerous individual and community benefits that walking and bicycling provide — including health, safety, environmental, transportation, and quality of life — transportation agencies are encouraged to go beyond minimum standards to provide safe and convenient facilities for these modes.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
March 15th, 2010
February 16th, 2010. 6:30PM -- note that this is a TUESDAY,
Monday January 19th, 2010, 6:30PM
Monday DECEMBER 21, 2009 -- NO meeting this month, happy holidays!
Monday NOVEMBER 16th, 2009, 7PM -- demo of google collaboration tools.
Monday OCTOBER 19th, 2009, 7PM -- discuss goals
Monday, March 8, 2010
Direct streaming link.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Saturday, March 6, 2010
The accompanying chart shows the underfunded position of bike/pedestrian travel relative to the trips and percentage of fatalities. $2 billion sounds like a lot of money, but with these statistics in mind and the obesity problem in this country, it might be some of the best "economic stimulus" and "healthcare reform" spending we could do.