Bicycle Planning: How to Increase Ridership and Improve Safety

APA Arizona Chapter

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

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Overview

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

 

Speakers

Emily Yetman

Founder and President, Living Streets Alliance