The following letter of support was sent to Felipe Andres Zubia, Chair, ADOT Transportation Enhancement Review Committee:
Dear Mr. Zubia:
The Coalition of Arizona Bicyclists would like to register our support for the Ball Park Boulevard Connection Project in Glendale. This project will benefit bicyclists from all over the Valley as it will create a significant connection, controlled crossing and access parking integral to a developing path network that will be used by all types of cyclists.
We know that the New River pathway in Glendale will connect to Peoria’s path on New River that goes all the way north of Happy Valley Rd. We also know that the Grand Canal pathway in Glendale connects to the Phoenix Grand Canal path that also reaches far into Phoenix.
Having this connection between the two paths at Ball Park Boulevard will allow cyclists to travel to work, go to local places of business and local schools and go to the Cardinal games at the stadium and Coyote games at the arena. The completion of this path network, including this project, will make it both a transportation corridor and a “destination” for recreational bicyclists, providing a safe place to ride/commute as well as generating health and economic benefits to the community.
For all these reasons, the Coalition of Arizona Bicyclists fully endorses this project.
Robert A. Beane, President
Coalition of Arizona Bicyclists