Tag Archives: Tempe

An interview with Tempe, Arizona’s transit planner, Eric Iwersen

First of all, congratulations on your ranking of “Silver” by the League of American Bicyclists. How long did it take for Tempe to get on the list? Our funding and dedicated staff for bicycling has been an ongoing process, but the first stages of our bicycle program really began in 1971 but stopped around 1977. […]

It’s too hot in Dallas for bike lanes, right?

On the “It’s too hot in Dallas” reference often cited by opponents of walkable initiatives like bike lanes in our area, we’d like to note that of AAA’s top 10 walkable cities in the US, two of them, Charleston and New Orleans, have similar summer temperatures as Dallas…and both have higher humidity. New Orleans restaurants […]