ADOT’s bicycle, pedestrian plan rolls out public comment period

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is working on finalizing an update to its Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, which was first established in 2003.

Everyone has the opportunity to share their thoughts on the draft final report by filling out an online comment form and providing input. The draft final report and comment form can both be found at http://www.azbikeped.org/studyupdate/documents.asp. The public comment period runs until Feb. 8.

Recommended strategies fall into three categories: plans and policies; education, enforcement, encouragement and evaluation; and bicyclist and pedestrian infrastructure. The updated Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan is expected to be finalized this spring.

ADOT’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan was developed as part of a federal long-range bicycle transportation and pedestrian walkways plan. It is also part of Arizona’s Long Range Transportation Plan, also known as “What Moves You Arizona.”

The web address for the draft final report and the comment form is http://www.azbikeped.org/studyupdate/documents.asp. For those who don’t have access to a computer and would like to request a mailed copy of the comment form, call (602) 712-8141 or send your request to ADOT’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Program at 206 S. 17th Ave., Mail Drop 310B, Phoenix, 85007.

Those who wish to take the survey can also print and mail the form to the above address.