Tag "advocacy"

FBO’s comments on the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project DEIS

Below is Flagstaff Biking Organization’s comments on the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project. Please feel free to use this letter to help formulate your own! We are strongly in favor of the need for fuels management in the Mount Elden Dry Lake Hills area, but we want to make sure that mountain bike trails are protected as best as possible throughout the process. Your letter backing up this need will help

Please attend the Flagstaff City Council meeting to support protecting the Walnut Canyon Study area from potential development

Join us in urging the Flagstaff City Council to support a land designation for the Walnut Canyon Study Area that will prohibit land trades that could jeopardize trails and other access in the Walnut Canyon Study Area. Tuesday, July 8th, 6:00 pm, Flagstaff City Hall. The map shows trails and the boundaries of the area. (Click the map for a bigger image.) FBO supports Congressional designation of a National Conservation

Please participate in this walking and biking survey for the City of Flagstaff!

The City of Flagstaff, in partnership with North Country Health Care’s Hermosa Vida project, is conducting a short survey on walking and biking to help us identify places in Flagstaff where it’s good to walk or bike, and places where walking and biking need improvement.  Information from the survey will be used to develop pedestrian and bicycle master plans, and to identify future projects to improve walking and biking in

HIghway 180, Columbus Ave. to Snowbowl Road Pavement Preservation and Improvements

Last year we made several contacts with ADOT trying to find out the status of some repairs to the pavement along Highway 180 between Flagstaff and the Snowbowl area. As is often the case with government projects, changes were in the works, but would take some time. Please check out the attached link for details on this project, which is expected to be completed by Fall of this year. Click

Flagstaff City Council and Coconino County Supervisors to review Walnut Canyon Study

On Monday, February 3rd, at 4 pm the Flagstaff City Council and Coconino County Supervisors will be meeting to discuss the final report and potential recommendations at Flagstaff City Hall for pursuing designation as an NCA/NSA or not. We at Flagstaff Biking Organization have been tracking the Walnut Canyon Study, that arose out of the desire of some parties to substantially expand Walnut Canyon National Monument, for well over a

Important Coconino National Forest Land Management Plan Revision Meetings Coming Up!

The Coconino National Forest has scheduled several meeting to seek input on the Draft Land Management Plan Revision Alternatives. National Forest Land Management Plans provide the underlying guidance for how all decisions are made on a given National Forest. They are typically general in nature and set desired goals and policies for the management of the various areas of the Forest. Land Management Plans are also required to make recommendations

FBO's Letter to Mayor and City Council regarding the "Y" and "Buffalo Park Annex" properties.

PDF Document here “October 1st, 2013 Mayor Nabours and Flagstaff City Council 211 West Aspen Street City Hall Flagstaff, AZ 86001 Honorable Mayor and City Council- We are writing to express concern that the Schultz Parcel and the 26-Acre parcel that is known as the North San Francisco Street parcel or Buffalo Park Annex are potentially being considered for sale. It was our understanding that the Schultz parcel was removed

UPDATED-Help protect the Schultz "Y" and Buffalo Park Annex City Property from being sold! (AGAIN)

UPDATE- We have received some clarification on this issue. Current Open Space Commission and City staff recommendations include open space designation and only partial sale of these parcels. Our primary concerns are that the lands maintain their current character and that access to trails and open space is maintained, which could be achieved through these recommendations.We will be staying engaged on this issue and we are writing the City Council

Bike to Work Week Starts Sunday!

Bike to Work Week Starts Sunday! Join us in celebrating the importance of cycling to Flagstaff~! The Bike Bazaar is from 8:00 until noon on Sunday at Heritage Square! 8am – noon 11th Annual Human-Powered Parade (Prizes will be awarded). Bike & Gear Swap Check for availability day of. $10 Helmets for kids Mountain Lion – Bike / Bus Demonstration “Fender Blender” Smoothies Iron-on Transfer Station! Bring your favorite garment to get

It’s the First Day of the Worksite Challenge!

It’s Bike to Work Week and the first day of the Worksite Challenge! ***MAKE SURE TO LOG YOUR COMMUTES! CLICK HERE!*** ***STUDENTS, LOG YOUR RIDE TO SCHOOL HERE!*** Even if you are not part of a registered Worksite, it is really important to log in! Those numbers also help show support for cycling initiatives, AND YOU CAN WIN SOME AWESOME RAFFLE PRIZES EVERY DAY THAT YOU RIDE AND LOG IN!