Bikeways

April is Valley Bike Month – Bike to Work Day Tuesday April 22nd


BikeMonthImageEven if you’ve never biked to work, this is a great way to try bike commuting with coworkers and friends!

Groups will depart at 7 a.m. from two locations and ride to City Hall in downtown Scottsdale:

1. North Scottsdale riders will meet at Mountain View Park, 8625 E. Mountain View Road, near the restrooms by the basketball court.

2. South Scottsdale riders will meet at Vista del Camino Park, 7700 E. Roosevelt Street, in the parking area just north of McKellips Road and immediately south of the lake.

Helmets are required. Participants will receive a free Valley Metro Bike Month t-shirt and will be eligible to enter the Valley Bike Month Contest for prizes.

For more information, contact Susan Conklu at 480-312-2308 or sconklu@scottsdaleaz.gov.

For all 2014 Valley-wide Bike Month events and a listing of Valley-wide businesses giving sweet deals to bicyclists anytime during April, visit www.sharetheride.comthis site is not part of the City of Scottsdale web site

 

Bicycling in Scottsdale


Scottsdale has been recognized by the League of American Bicyclists this site is not part of the City of Scottsdale web site as a Bicycle Friendly Community at the Gold Level for 2011-2014.

The Bicycle Friendly Community Campaign is an awards program that recognizes municipalities that actively support bicycling.  A Bicycle-Friendly Community provides safe accommodation for cycling and encourages its residents to bike for transportation and recreation.

Bicycling is a good, clean and fun way to get around town.  Riding your bike reduces pollution and eases congestion.  Studies show almost half of the pollution emitted by cars occurs when the engine is cold, within the first few miles, usually the length of a short trip that could easily be taken by bike.

Bicycling is good for the environment and good for your health. Increased exercise helps reduce stress, tones the body and clears the mind.  Try riding your bike to work!  Even one day a week can make a big difference for yourself and for the community.

For an overview of bike paths and lanes in Scottsdale and the Valley of the Sun, go to the interactive Maricopa Association of Governments Regional Bike Map

Indian Bend Wash Shared-Use Path (pdf/170k/1pp) - A map of parks and connections along the Indian Bend Wash.

Bicycle Element of the Transportation Master Plan contains the planned improvements for bicycle system and facilities.

Multi-use Path Ordinance (pdf/135kb/2pp) - Learn the facts about Scottsdale's multi-use pathways.

 

For more information about the Bicycle Program in Scottsdale
or to request a Bicycle Map of the Metro Region, contact:

Susan Conklu, Transportation Planner
Phone: (480) 312-2308
Email: sconklu@ScottsdaleAZ.gov


Additional Resources

ADOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Programleavingcos.gif (340 bytes) 

Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Centerleavingcos.gif (340 bytes)

National Center For Bicycling and Walkingleavingcos.gif (340 bytes)