The Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee is composed of representatives of MAG member agencies, as well as the development, architecture, landscape architecture communities, Valley Metro and the Coalition of Arizona Bicyclists. The committee annually reviews and updates the MAG Pedestrian Plan and recommends projects for funding under the Pedestrian Design Assistance Program. Earlier versions of the committee developed a Regional Bicycle Plan, the Regional Off-Street System (ROSS) Plan, and the Regional Bikeways Map. The committee encourages the implementation of these plans by recommending pedestrian and bicycle-related projects for funding from federal and other sources as well as activities to inform the region about the benefits of biking and walking.
FY 2017 Design Assistance for Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities
The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) provides Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) funds for the preliminary design of bicycle and/or pedestrian facilities. The MAG Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee will make its recommendation based on applications submitted by MAG member agencies. The committee has previously indicated that they will give preference to those applicants that may have resources available for construction of the project. The projects to receive preliminary design assistance will be approved by the Regional Council.
If you have any questions, or require any additional information, please contact Jason Stephens at the MAG office at 602-452-5004 or by e-mail at this link.
MAG Bicycles Count Project
In 2013, MAG hired ChenRyan Associates to conduct a region-wide bicycle count. The consultant worked with MAG member agencies to select a count methodology and determine which sites would be counted. The counts were conducted in October and November of 2013. 44 sites were counted using pneumatic tube technology, allowing continuous 24-hour counts over two week periods. 84 sites were counted manually, using consultant staff to perform counts during weekday afternoon peak travel periods (4pm-6pm) and weekend morning peak travel periods (10am-12pm). The MAG Bicycles Count Final Report and the Bicycle Count Data Summary Presentation are provided below.
MAG Regional Bikeways Print Map
MAG, in coordination with its member agencies, publishes a printed bike map every three to five years. The current edition is the 2015 MAG Bikeways Map, available in printed form for free from MAG (call 602-254-6300), local agencies, and many local bike shops. The map is also available in PDF version below:
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MAG Regional Bikeways Online Map
Additionally, MAG provides an online version of the bikeways map, which is compatible with mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. The online map is updated by MAG more frequently than the printed map, showing new bikeways constructed since the printed map was published, and will soon be adding video and photo components.
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