Good news! It’s not just a rhetorical question, but you can actually make suggestions and submit ideas for bike projects to your city. What’s better is you can identify a source of funding for your favorite project!
MAG has about $4.4 million in Transportation Alternatives funding to give away this fall. While Mesa has recently completed a bike master plan identifying priorities and estimated amounts, no such document exists for Phoenix and Tempe has 12 projects left to complete on its 2008 update. The great and underappreciated thing about bicycle infrastructure is it’s crazy cheap to build compared to motor vehicle infrastructure. $4.4 million can go a long way, and this is a great opportunity for you to share your next great idea with your city and ask them to apply for some of this funding to make your idea a reality. After all, who knows the needs and wants of our cities cyclists better than those of us who ride our bikes every day?