Archive for February, 2011

Mark your calendar now !
ANNUAL BICYCLE SUMMIT of PHOENIX
Saturday March 19, 2011 
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at
Burton Barr Central Library
1221 N Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

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Congratulations Eric on receiving the 2011 Tempe Bike Hero award! Eric has also been a TBAG board member for the past year and a half. The award presentation is tonight at 7:30pm at city hall: http://www.tempe.gov/newsroom/Archive/201102/00950107-4879-4DD3-8DA7-DFCAE3F7A853

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To help keep everyone informed about what TBAG is up to, we will start posting the meeting minutes on this blog. Our board meetings are the second Sunday of each month at 7pm at Boulders on Broadway in the downstairs room. Anyone is welcome at the meetings, even though they are primarily for board member discussion. If you ever want to present something to the board please email ryan@biketempe.org

TBAG February 13, 2011 Board Member Meeting Notes

Present: Ashley Lanoue, Ryan Guzy, Ryan Cook, Eric Iwersen, Sam Bollinger, Joe Perez.
Excused: Jeremy Deathrage, Andrew Hamilton, Aaron Golub.
Not excused: Tom T.

Lodestar: Pending grant. 11th ave and jackson. Contact is interested in continued relationship with TBAG. Would like BS or TBAG to show how to wrench (Joey?). Open on days that Rusty Spoke is not open, Saturday.

Events: STWJ, San Tan Brewery doing everything except providing volunteers, which is what we are here for and bike games. Local and can invite local business, sponsors. April 23 12-4. 1000-1500 people. Food to be one of main focus, possible jury food tasters for restaurant competition. TBAG Budget for event: security, port o potties, park fee, tent rentals, and other permits. Cap of $5000. Fundraising goes to Phoenix bike groups and repay TBAG, get at least 2-3000 back. Event idea by Joe: Kevin @ Tribe, bicycle fashion show.

Bike Count: See google docs Bike count folder. Schedule: 7-9am 4-6pm “rush hour” bike times. 45 sites with more suggestions. Online volunteer registration in the works. Operational by March 1st, within first week of March. Office location, Aaron’s office? Prioritize certain intersections (streetcar intersections) if shortage of volunteers. Assistance needed in mapping piece, Eric (City of Tempe) will take care of mapping. Training dates: Training at Transportation Center, Eric to check open dates for training.

Special Projects: Public Art: Eric I. Get involved in large scale public art project with substantial financial commitment. Potential locations already found, board/committee run process of “what is art” “who is artist”. Longevity in community as a message, presence in community, bikes are important. 10-40000 over 3 year process. 6th street park location, more difficult for approval. Easier to partner with neighborhood board.First: draft of call to artists & budget. Set up a donation fund for public art project?

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Someone tried to take out Scrottie. Be on the lookout for a silver Kia missing it’s driver side mirror. Story from ABC 15: http://bit.ly/ijWnh8

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