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The city of Tempe is holding an open house to talk with residents, neighbors and businesses about two adjacent projects to improve pedestrian, bicycle and transit facilities and enhance the streetscape on Hardy Drive between University Drive and Broadway Road and University Drive between Ash Avenue and Priest Drive.

Let’s show up to represent local cyclists!

The open house will be held Feb. 20, 2013 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Gililland Middle School, 1025 S. Beck Ave.

Click here to learn more about the University Drive project and here to see current design proposals and for a form to enter your comments.

Click here to learn about the Hardy Drive project and click here to see current design proposals and for a form to enter your comments.

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The city of Tempe is holding a public meeting to talk with residents, neighbors and businesses about a project to improve pedestrian and bicycle facilities while enhancing the streetscape on Broadway Road between Mill Avenue and Rural Road.

Click here for more information on the Broadway Road Streetscape Project.

Let’s show up and represent the cycling community!

Time and Location: Feb. 25 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Community Christian Church, 1701 S. College Ave.

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Hey Tempe Cyclists!! Tired of complaining about the unsafe riding conditions, bike lanes which seem to end for no reason, non-existent bike crossing signals, etc. etc. Quit complaining and help us do something about it. 2013 is going to be a busy year for TBAG advocates. There are major street re-design projects for us to monitor and influence, including the Mill Ave Streetcar, University Drive, Hardy Drive and Broadway Road. We also need to follow the update processes for the Transportation Master Plan and the General Plan. And we have our normal monthly committee meetings to attend.

Bring your ideas and your calendar and get ready to sign up to help!! See you at our 2013 kick-off TBAG Advocacy Meeting – Sunday January 6th 7pm at Boulders on Broadway.

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The Transportation Master Plan provides the basis for how transportation funding is spent, and what projects or programs the City of Tempe focuses on to provide transportation services for its citizens through the year 2030. The Transportation Master Plan defines the transportation character within the General Plan to guide the growth and development of Tempe. As part of the plan, the City has proposed a set of “complete street” standards which include bike lanes, public transit and sidewalk standards, but they need feedback from TBAG members to support these changes.

To view the existing plan and see what changes are proposed, and to add your comments, please visit the City of Tempe’s webpage for the Transportation Master Plan here: http://www.tempe.gov/index.aspx?page=2602

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Most cities in the United States create “general plans” to guide future development and investment in their cities. These plans cover issues such housing, parks, and transportation. The City of Tempe is launching its general plan updating process – called “General Plan 2040.” You can learn more here, and to see the last general plan for 2030, visit here. The city will host a variety of public meetings to get feedback from residents about the plan. They will also post draft chapters for public feedback. The city’s bicyclists and pedestrians need a voice in this process.

The first public meetings are being held at the Tempe History Museum – 809 E. Southern Ave, Tempe 85282 on:

September 24th, 5-7pm
January 22, 5-7pm

If you’re interested in joining the TBAG advocacy team, please email me. We will need help to follow the process, attend all of the meetings and review draft documents to insure that the general plan includes a strong emphasis on making the city more bicycle and pedestrian friendly. We will have a meeting (details to come shortly) before the 24th to discuss our TBAG vision and priorities.

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The City of Tempe is holding their second public meeting about the streetscape redesign on Hardy Drive between University Drive and Broadway Road. While the last meeting was very positive towards bikes and pedestrians, we need to show up to continue that positive energy. Details are below.

From the City of Tempe Announcement:

Contact:
Sue Taaffe
Public Information Officer
480-350-8663
sue_taaffe@tempe.gov

The City of Tempe is holding a public meeting to talk with residents, neighbors and businesses about a project to improve pedestrian, bicycle and transit facilities and enhance the streetscape on Hardy Drive between University Drive and Broadway Road. This project is funded with $1.2 million in federal grant money.

The meeting will be held Wednesday, Aug. 15 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Gililland Middle School, 1025 S. Beck Ave., Tempe.

Discussion at the meeting will include:
• Gathering input from residents, businesses and organizations along the Hardy Drive corridor on potential design elements
• Review and solicit comments on the preliminary design concepts
• Updating the public about the project process and timeline

The project will likely include bicycle, pedestrian, and transit facilities enhancements, ADA improvements and landscaping. The project will make the street more user-friendly, multi-modal and sustainable.

Comment online about the project at http://www.tempe.gov/index.aspx?page=2350

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Attention TBAG advocates! The city of Tempe is holding an open house to talk about a project to improve pedestrian and bicycle facilities and enhance the streetscape on Hardy Drive between University Drive and Broadway Road. The open house will be held Wednesday, May 23 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Dennis J. Cahill Senior Center in the Westside Multi-Gen Center, 715 W. 5th St., Tempe.

Discussion at the meeting will include:
• Gathering input from residents, businesses and organizations along the Hardy Drive corridor on potential design elements
• Updating the public about the project process and timeline

See the City of Tempe website for more detail and a link to submit comments on the project.

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METRO Light Rail is very interested in how bicyclists use the Light Rail. Please take a minute to fill out the Bike-Transit Integration Online Survey below. They hope to reach as many bicyclists as possible, so please forward and share as you like.

Survey Link

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TBAG advocates had a busy spring. We have reps attending both the MAG bike/ped committee (thanks Peter!) and the Livable Communities Coalition (thanks Ryan S.!). We worked with the ASU Design School to develop an outreach campaign, which we are now finalizing and will launch as a Facebook ad this fall. Get in touch with Aaron if you are interested in helping out with anything or have any new advocacy ideas.

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Thanks to those who joined us to work with the ASU College of Design on our “biking is cool” outreach campaign – we are going through the designs this week. Look out for some cool outreach images later this spring! Otherwise, we are gearing up for the 2012 Tempe Bike Count and Bike to Work Day on April 18. See our recent posts related to the bike count to sign up to volunteer or get involved in the planning and analysis. For information on Bike to Work Day – see: http://www.tempe.gov/tim/events/default.htm We will send out a call for volunteers later in March.

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