Bicycle & Pedestrian Safetey

Posted on Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 at 8:57 AM

Lake Havasu City, Ariz. – With 72 bicycle and pedestrian related fatalities or serious injury occurrences in the Lake Havasu Metropolitan area in the past ten years, the Lake Havasu Metropolitan Planning Organization (LHMPO) safety campaign seeks input from community members. “Tell us about concerns and continuity gaps for pedestrians and bicyclists traveling our roadways to help us enhance safety and travel networks provided in the area!”

 

LHMPO and its design team led by Amec Foster Wheeler, are analyzing crash data, existing facilities, and gaps in existing networks to identify potential projects and educational efforts which could reduce the number of crashes and enrich existing facilities. Input from bicyclists and pedestrians is vital to this effort.

 

“We want the community to share their observations and experiences from their travels and tell us about areas of concern for safety, gaps in existing facilities, and preferred amenities. This information is valuable because it provides first-hand information from community members and users of the facilities,” said Jeanette Buckley, LHMPO.

 

An online survey at, https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LHMPOBikePed has been established to gather input from the community to identify areas of concern, gaps in existing networks, and desirable locations for new facilities. The survey includes an opportunity to place virtual pinpoints on a map to identify specific areas and leave comments for the team.

 

For those who prefer to communicate directly, the team can be reached via email at LHMPObikeandpedplan@gciaz.com or by mailing comments to GCI, 67 E. Weldon, Suite 103, Phoenix, AZ 85012.

 

The survey process is part of an improvement plan currently underway for the area located within the LHMPO boundaries. To view the LHMPO boundaries, visit http://www.lhmpo.org/LHMPO/about

 

For more information, please contact Jaye Allen, Public Outreach Manager, at (602) 361-5438.