The Arizona Department of Transportation wants to know what is important to Arizona residents when it comes to getting around by bike or foot along the state highway system.
Starting this week, community members can help ADOT draft goals and objectives for the Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan and identify action items to achieve them by taking part in a short online survey.
“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.”
As ADOT works to make improvements statewide, the agency is focusing on increasing bicycle and pedestrian trips, improving bicyclist and pedestrian safety, and improving bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure.
“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.”
The online survey will be active until the end of May and can be found at www.azdot.gov/BikePedSurvey/.
For those who don’t 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 S. 17th Avenue, Mail Drop 310B, Phoenix, AZ 85007.