The Coalition works hard all year round to improve conditions for Arizona’s cyclists. Our year conceptually ends in September, President Bob Beane noted these Activities & Accomplishments of the past year
- Drafted the first written set of annual goals and objectives for the CAzB.
- Added Sterling Baer and Wayne Cullop to Advisory Board.
- Added or renewed these organizations as members: PBAA, PMBC, ABC, Bullshifters, Bicycle Vibe, Bike Barn, Bike Den, Fair Wheel Bikes, Trek Bicycles, and Parrish Insurance.
- Received $72,392 from donations, including the Gorter Family of The Netherlands, the Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign, United Way and several individuals.
- Received $2,895 from memberships and events (Ride for Safety, Bike Swap Meet).
- Received support from Trek Bicycle Corporation for membership drive.
- Received sufficient funds to hire an Executive Director for a year.
- Pima, Pinal and Maricopa County advocates meeting, February, 2010.
- Met with Verde Valley Cyclists Coalition leaders and participated in “Celebrate the Red Rock Road” event in August, 2010.
- Established initial connection with Flagstaff bicycle advocates.
- MAG Bicycle/Pedestrian Committee and City of Phoenix Environmental Quality Commission participation (monthly).
- Participated in the national bicycling summit in Washington, D.C., in March, 2010.
- El Tour de Phoenix Expo booth, April, 2010.
- Meeting with new ADOT District Engineer, Todd Emory, and Pima County bicycling advocates, December, 2009.
- Letter to Pima County Sheriff’s Department regarding enforcement in Saguaro National Park (Gates Pass area) west of Tucson.
- Presentation, letters and e-mails in District 3 (Phoenix) in defense of multi-modal bridge over 19th Avenue near Greenway.
- Provided feedback on Pinal County and City of Chandler transportation master plans.
- Multiple letters in giving feedback on designs and/or supporting TIP projects in various Valley communities (e.g. Highline Canal in Phoenix, planned Chandler multi-use bridge over Hwy 101 at Galveston St. and new path in Glendale).
- Presentation of LAB Bicycle Friendly Community award to the City of Chandler, December, 2009.
- Communication with Somerton PD regarding need to cite motorist in head-on collision with bicyclist.
- Partnered with Mesa cyclists to help have an offensive display removed from a business.
- Participated in evaluation of Arizona for LAB Bicycle Friendly State program.
- Regular bicyclist education classes throughout the year.
- Participation in City of Chandler TV program regarding Bicycle Friendly Community status, places to ride and safe bicycling techniques in February, 2010.
- Program of distributing educational and bike safety materials to bike shops for Valley Metro and ADOT.
- Proposal is pending at MAG to implement a law enforcement education program for Valley communities with CAzB having a pivotal role in development of curriculum and providing course materials and instruction.
- Clear Channel radio interview/PSAs regarding Bike Month and bicycle safety.
- Publication in Arizona Republic, Tailwinds and Ahwatukee Foothills News regarding AZ laws, motorist education and defense of bicycling and bicyclists’ right to the road.
- Article for League of American Bicyclists’ American Bicyclist magazine covering the Red Rock Road (Sedona/Village of Oak Creek) advocacy effort and completion celebration.
- Participated in MAG’s “I Ride” video production, speaking about ARS 28-735 (safe passing distance law) and safe driving around bicyclists.
- Nominated Phoenix Metro Bicycle Club for LAB regional Club of the Year, for which they were a co-winner in our region with the New Mexico Touring Society.
- Assistance to family of James Parsons who was hit/killed on Hunt Highway.
- Partnership with Sterling Baer’s Not One More Cyclist on outreach.
- Vulnerable user proposals are in development, as is a list of potential allies in the AZ Legislature.