Tempe Police Increasing Bicycle Enforcement

ASU students are back and as a result the Tempe Police are temporarily increasing enforcement of bicycle and pedestrian laws near campus:

The department said the most frequent violations include bicyclists riding against traffic flow, riding on sidewalks, bicycle red light/stop sign violations and pedestrian signal violations.

Fortunately, the increased enforcement is being coupled with education about local bicycle and pedestrian laws:

Officers will educate citizens on city and state laws pertaining to bicyclists and pedestrians….The department already partnered with ASU officers to distribute pamphlets during freshman orientation while attending move-in days at the university.

This effort by the Tempe Police clearly makes sense given that wrong-way and sidewalk riding are significant contributors to bicycle-car collisions in the Phoenix area.