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Bicycle Friendly Community Program - Pedaling Toward Platinum

The Tucson/Eastern Pima County Region is designated a Gold Level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists (LAB). The LAB is one of the largest and most respected bicycle advocacy organizations in the country.

The award reflects the exceptional level of cooperation among the nine regional jurisdictions, and acknowledges the depth and breadth of programs, policies, facilities and outreach that make the Tucson-Pima Eastern Region the premier bicycle friendly region in the country. 

While we are proud of the gold designation, the region strives for platinum, the highest rating given. PAG coordinates the Platinum Challenge Task Force, a group of citizens, jurisdiction staff, law enforcement and interest group representatives that work together to identify improvements needed in order to become a platinum-level community, encourage the region to implement them and develop the regional application to submit to the League of American Bicyclists.

Platinum in 2016

The Tucson region is working on improvements to our bicycle programs to make us even better in our future efforts to achieve platinum status from the League of American Bicyclists (LAB). The PAG Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee is made up of representatives of local jurisdictions and community groups. This group is charged with improving conditions for bicyclists and walkers in the region.

The 5 E's of Bicycle Planning

Communities applying for LAB recognition are judged in five categories, The 5 E's of Bicycle Planning (Engineering, Education, Encouragement, Enforcement and Evaluation/Planning).To see a more detailed description of the criteria and a sample of improvements in each category that have been completed or initiated since the last application was submitted, please click here.


Tail Winds

Five part series that tracks the Tucson-Pima County effort to achieve platinum status as a Bicycle Friendly Community in 2012.


2012 – PAG submitted an application in February for platinum status on behalf of the region and received notification in May that the region was re-designated a gold-rated community. 
2008 – PAG submitted another regional application and the region was re-designated a gold-rated community. To view the 2008 application, click on the link above. 
2006 – PAG submitted an application on behalf of the region and received a gold designation.

2004 – The City of Tucson submitted an Bicycle Friendly Community application and was designated a silver community.


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