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ADOT Bike and Pedestrian Plan Survey

PHOENIX AZ (May 1, 2012) – Whether driving, biking or even walking, our state highway system is used every day as a means of transportation. As Arizona continues to sharpen its focus on multimodal options, the Arizona Department of Transportation is constantly planning for better transportation solutions, including updating our Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan.

Much has changed since the Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan was first established in 2003. As ADOT works to make improvements statewide, the agency is focusing on three main goals: increase bicycle and pedestrian trips, improve bicyclist and pedestrian safety, and improve bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure.

ADOT wants to hear from people all across Arizona about what is important to them when getting around by bike or by foot along its state highway system. Starting today, community members can tell us what they think by taking part in a survey that will provide feedback on draft goals and objectives for the Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan and identify action items to achieve them.

“What better way to kick off National Bike Month than with a survey that allows people—both bicyclists and pedestrians—to provide us with their input,” said Michael Sanders, ADOT’s bicycle and pedestrian coordinator. “It’s this kind of feedback that allows us to refine the goals and objectives of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan and work to develop changes in safety, infrastructure and education.”

ADOT’s online survey will be active until the end of the month and can be found at www.azdot.gov/BikePedSurvey/.

For those who do not have access to a computer and would like to request a mailed copy of the survey, call (602) 712-8141 or send a request to ADOT’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Program, 206 South 17th Avenue, Mail Drop 310B, Phoenix, Arizona 85007.

ADOT, in a collaborative effort with Arizona’s metropolitan planning organizations and councils of governments, along with members of the bicycling and walking communities, has formed a steering committee to update the Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan that identifies and prioritizes potential improvements to bicycle and pedestrian facilities on ADOT right-of-way.

“Arizona is often recognized as one of the top bicycle-friendly states in the country,” said Sanders. “Our state is also a great place for walking. The best way to continue improving is to learn from those who use or cross our highways on foot or by bicycle.”

For more information about the ongoing study to update ADOT’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan and to sign up for study updates, go to www.azbikeped.org/studyupdate/index.asp. Follow the SedonaEye.com for ADOT updates.

 

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2 Comments

  1. Carol Rizzi says:

    So nice of ADOT to take suggestions and ideas for this project. YET, when a community overwhellmingly does not want or need street lights, they don’t care, they shove them down our throats. It’s OK with them(ADOT) to destroy our dark skies.

    I don’t believe ADOT wants any feedback. They’re going to do what they want to do anyway.

  2. N. Baer says:

    Unbelievable survey. I’d say it’s the work of the same “firm” that “designed” the City’s poll about the lights. IMO that it is preposterous to me that a state regulatory agency is asking stake holders, who generally have no engineering knowledge how to solve various traffic and transportation issues. What a joke. It’s easy to see why AZs’ progress in turning over state routes that run through cities and towns, lags behind other states.

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