Street Transportation is dedicated to promoting bicycle safety. Follow the links below for information on a variety of safety topics:
Phoenix has more than 500 miles of dedicated bike lanes, routes, and paths. For more information about the navigating the routes throughout the City, visit the Bicycling page. Or contact the City of Phoenix bicycle coordinator and submit your question via this contact form.
Phoenix cyclists hit the city’s bike lanes, paths and trails 365 days a year, for exercise, transportation and recreation. So pump up your tires, put on a helmet and start pedaling - you won’t be disappointed.
You’ll find more than 500 miles of dedicated on- and off-street bike lanes, routes and paths. There’s something for everyone, from children who just dropped their training wheels to competitive, hard-core road riders and mountain bikers.
All Valley Metro buses are equipped with bike racks. You can ride your bike to the nearest bus stop or Park-and-Ride location.
Racks are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. If the bike rack is full, you will need to wait for the next bus, so plan accordingly.
A few of the city’s most popular bicycling routes parallel water canals, making them smooth and nearly traffic-free.
The Arizona Canal path runs all the way from Glendale to the west, straight through Phoenix, ending on Scottsdale’s east side. If you have the energy, you can ride the entire 38 miles! In Phoenix, the path is paved from 51st Avenue and Cactus Road to the west to about 24th Street and Missouri Avenue to the east. A smooth dirt path continues eastward.
The Grand Canal runs 21 miles. In Phoenix, you can ride from 75th Avenue and Camelback Road all the way to Papago Park.
Various on-street bike routes connect the Phoenix Sonoran Bikeway from the Carefree Highway to the north to beautiful South Mountain Park. You can pedal right through the heart of downtown Phoenix. Climb five miles to the top of South Mountain for great views and a super workout!
Parks and mountain preserves all around Phoenix boast more than 100 miles of serious mountain biking trails. You can find single-track paths at all levels of difficulty with plenty of desert scenery. Bicycles are allowed on most hiking trails.
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For all interested parties, The City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department invites illustrators to apply for the Bicycle Safety Graphic Art Project, to work with the Bicycle Coordinator, the Phoenix Street Transportation Department, and the project team to design bicycle safety graphic art material for city of Phoenix. Attached for your use is a Call to Illustrators document.
Applications will be received until 3:00 p.m. (MST) on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 (Not a postmark date.) at:
Street Transportation Department
ATTN: Bicycle Safety Graphic Novel and Posters Project
200 W. Washington St., 5th Floor]
Phoenix, AZ 85003
The City reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals and to make the award in the best interest of the City of Phoenix.
Also, for anyone interested in participating in the Pre-Submittal Conference related to the Call to Illustrators advertisement scheduled on Thursday, April 11, 2013, at 11:30a.m, (MST) using the "Go to Meeting" capabilities by computer or phone, the informational instructions are included below:
1. Please join my meeting.
2. Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) - a headset is recommended. Or, call in using your telephone.
Dial +1 (312) 878-3078
Access Code: 246-605-671
Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting
Meeting ID: 246-605-671
Dust off that old bike and hit the road or dirt. Your heart, mind and spirit will thank you.
E-mail the Phoenix Bicycle Coordinator if you have any questions about bicycling in Phoenix.