Support for Phx’s Complete Streets Classification System

Mr. Shane Silsby
Deputy Street Transportation Director
City of Phoenix
200 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Dear Mr. Silsby

The Coalition of Arizona Bicyclists would like to express our support for the City of Phoenix’s application to the FHWA Transportation, Community and System Preservation Program to create a “Complete Streets” Classification System. I have personally participated in the MAG Bike/Pedestrian Committee efforts to promote the Complete Streets concept in Maricopa County, and believe that this step is integral to, and supportive of, the efforts currently being made to better accommodate multi-modal transportation in our community. The CAzB believes that this will complement and support the following:

  • The Complete Streets concept as outlined in the MAG Complete Streets Guide.
  • The Phoenix General Plan Update.
  • The Central Phoenix Transportation Framework and Sustainable Land Use and Transportation integration studies.

We fully support implementation of Complete Streets and multi-modal concepts in order to create integration of land use and transportation in an effort to improve both the livability and transportation safety attributes of the City of Phoenix and the Valley as a whole.

Sincerely,

Robert Beane
President, Coalition of Arizona Bicyclists
(501 c 3 bicycling advocacy and education organization directly representing over 3,000 individual and club member bicyclists in Arizona)
Member and former officer/board member, Phoenix Metro Bicycle Club (450 member recreational bicycling club)
Phoenix resident (Ahwatukee Foothills)

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