College Ave. Traffic Calming Concept Maps

The City of Tempe has released concept maps for the College Ave. traffic calming and pedestrian / bicycle improvements project. These maps were first presented at the October 18th neighborhood meeting and are now available for download [PDF]. The planned traffic calming measures will significantly alter the feel of College Ave by introducing narrower streets and improved “streetscaping“. The end result should be slower traffic speeds on College and greater safety for cyclists and pedestrians.

College Ave. Concept Map

The City of Tempe is still accepting comments on the College Ave. project, so please take a moment to review the concept maps and get involved in the process by commenting (either for or against) on this important redesign of Tempe’s busiest bicycle artery. Also available on the website is a compilation of the comments [PDF] that have already been submitted.

Mark your calendars: Cupcake Ride Nov. 17

On Saturday, November 17 at 10 am, some of the friends of TBAG will be gathering at the northwest corner of Mill Ave. and Rio Salado for a slow, casual bike ride up to Lulu’s Cupcakes in Scottsdale. This will be an 8-mile round-trip ride, mostly along the Indian Bend Wash (greenway), and is intended to be a fun ride for people new to bicycling and group-riding.

We’ll cover some basic pointers about riding in groups before heading out to eat cupcakes. If things go well, this will hopefully turn into a regular ride for both new and experienced enthusiasts.

Please wear a helmet for the ride, but remember it’s no substitute for learning some street-smarts.