Bicycle Planning: How to Increase Ridership and Improve Safety

APA Arizona Chapter


Thursday, November 5, 2015
3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. MST

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Take-Away: Bicycle planning involves new tools to attract





riders and improve safety. Participants will learn about new


bicycle projects and programs from Tucson and Phoenix.




Description: Bicycle planning has evolved over the past





several decades and in the past 10 years has taken off in the


United States. In the past, painting a stripe to delineate a space


for bicycles on the road was the extent of bicycle infrastructure.


Today, cities are experimenting with separated bike lanes,


bicycle boulevards, bicycle signals, public bike share and


more. In addition to the engineering, bicycle planners also rely


on education, encouragement, enforcement and evaluation


strategies to increase ridership and improve safety. The Bicycle


Coordinators from the City of Tucson and City of Phoenix


will share their experience and knowledge in expanding


the bikeway network to attract new riders as well as other


programs that have been effective.




Moderator: Emily Yetman, M.L.A, Executive Director, Living






Streets Alliance

Presenters: Ann Chanecka, Bicycle/Pedestrian Program






Manager, City of Tucson Department of Transportation; Joseph


Perez, Bicycle Coordinator, City of Phoenix



Emily Yetman

Founder and President, Living Streets Alliance