Scottsdale Arizona


Multi-Use Path Projects Set to Begin This Summer by quotes

Getting around Scottsdale on bicycle, skates or walking shoes will get
easier thanks to a variety of projects set to launch this summer. The
projects include:

  • Construction of a 10-foot wide multi-use path along the Crosscut Canal
    between Thomas and Indian Schools roads.
  • A tunnel under Chaparral Road to link sections of the multi-use path
    along the Indian Bend Wash. The improvements will allow users to use the path without having to cross back and forth on Hayden Road.
  • The opening of a tunnel along the Arizona Canal that will allow trail
    users to go under Goldwater Boulevard and not have to cross traffic.

All projects are scheduled to be completed next winter. Combined with the addition this spring of bicycle lanes along Indian School Road between Pima and Hayden roads, the improvements help solidify Scottsdale’s standing as one of six “bicycle friendly” cities in Arizona as determined by the League of American Bicyclists.

A community must demonstrate achievements in engineering, education, encouragement, enforcement, and evaluation and planning to achieve recognition from the league.

For more information on Scottsdale’s multi-use paths and bicycle lanes,
visit: http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/Assets/documents/traffic/Adopted+Transportation+Master+Plan/Bicycle+Element.pdf

To view a map of Scottsdale bike paths, trails and lanes, visit:
http://eservices.scottsdaleaz.gov/dmc/liw.aspx. Click on the “continue”
button and then the “key map” button. The bikeways feature is located on the left side of the screen, under community features.

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CYCLE THE ARTS RIDES THROUGH DOWNTOWN SCOTTSDALE by quotes

CYCLE THE ARTS RIDES THROUGH DOWNTOWN SCOTTSDALE, MAY 6. Cycle the Arts is a family friendly event along an 8-mile course that gives residents an up-close and personal look at Scottsdale public art by bicycle. Join us on Sunday, May 6 from 8 to 10 a.m. to learn fun and interesting information about Scottsdale public art. Bicycle helmets are required to participate on the ride. The first 75 kids will receive a free bicycle helmet. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at Eldorado Community Center, 2311 N. Miller Rd. The event is free, however, riders are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food donation for the Vista del Camino Food Bank. The ride will include Downtown Scottsdale, the Civic Center Mall and the Indian Bend Wash. After the ride, there will be fun activities for kids of all ages that combines bicycles and art. For details, call (480) 312-7630.