Bicycle Culture

Tempe Wants Cyclist Feedback on Bike Lanes

If you've ever thought, "I wish there was a bike lane here," you're not alone. And, lucky you, the City of Tempe wants to hear what you have to say about your two-wheeled commute problems.

Tempe has created a survey for residents to get their input on the current transportation systems in Tempe, specifically focusing on residents' transportation issues. The survey is a way for the city to receive feedback on its Transportation Master Plan. The current plan, which was formerly known as the Comprehensive Transportation Plan, was updated in 2008 and will be updated following the results of the survey.

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The 28-question online survey is available only for Tempe residents and comprises multiple choice and fill-in-the-blank questions. It will be available on the City of Tempe's website until Sunday, June 15.

The survey starts off by asking for basic information before asking questions about people's daily commutes and what kinds of transportation they have access to. The survey also covers what types of transportation residents use in different situations. For example the survey asks: "If you ride the bus/Orbit or take light rail, where do you go when you use transit?"

The main part of the survey has residents list their top three transportation issues relative to their neighborhood, the city of Tempe, and the Valley. The survey then goes on to ask residents where they feel bike lanes, bike boulevards, and protected bike lanes should be created and which type of bike facility they would like at each location. The survey does not provide any streets for residents to choose from, thus allowing people to respond with their choice of locations that would benefit them the most.

Tempe Bicycle Action Group (TBAG) is featuring the survey on its website and encouraging Tempe residents to provide feedback on the current bike system. It also lists some examples of the bike changes it has been advocating for including bike lanes on McClintock Road and bike boulevards on Alameda Road, to give residents ideas for places to list on the survey.

See the survey at

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Lauren Hornberger