Arizona Governor’s Bicycle Task Force

Noted here for historical curiosity:

EXECUTIVE ORDER No. 86-4 established the Arizona Governor’s Bicycle Task Force  in 1986 by governor Bruce Babbitt.

It was later repealed by executive order in 1996 by Governor Fife Simington. The stated reason for the repeal was ” in recognition of that fact, the Alternative Transportation Task Force created on June II, 1996 has been authorized to study and implement alternative
transportation systems”. EO 96-11

Here is an image of AGBTF executive orders 86-4 and 96-11 : ArizonaGovernorsBicycleTaskForce (in case the azmemory pages disappear).

You can read that : Establishment of Alternative Transportation System Task Force Executive order No. 96-7. I can’t tell what that task force may or may not be doing currently (or ever?).

OCRed text of AGBTF orders

EO 86-4 WHEREAS, since territorial days, Arizonans of all ages have used bicycles for personal transportation, recreation, fitness, and health; and
WHEREAS, Arizonans of all ages have discovered the great variety of uses of bicycles for commuting, shopping, touring, tmprovinq physical fitness, camping, and enjoying the out-of..doors;and
WHEREAS, an ever-growing number of Arizonans bicycle for transportation and recreation; and
WHEREAS, bicycling is expected to play an increasingly Important role in air quality, transportation, and energy conservation; and
WHEREAS, bicycles are an important part of. the solution to Arizona’s pressing air quality concerns; and
WHEREAS, children constitute more than half of all Arizona bicyclists, and yet suffer a disproportional
Involvement in accidents;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Bruce Babbitt, Governor of the State of Arizona, do hereby create the Governor’s
Arizona Bicycie Task Force and delineate herein Its structure and duties.
, 1. The Task Force shall be composed of no more than twenty-five members. The members shall
select a Chairman and a Vice Chairman. The term of office of members shall be two years
(members may be reappointed or redesiqnated, as appropriate). The members of the Task Force
shall be selected (IS follows:
A. The Governor shall appoint at least four representatives from btcycle organizations and
associations and at least four private citizens active asbicyclists and interested in further-ing the objectives of the Task Force. Such appointed representatives shall serve at their
own expense.
B. The directors of the following State Aqencies shall designate a representative of that
agency on the Task Force: Department of Transportation, Department of Public Safety,
State Parks Department, Office of Tourism, Department of Health Services, Governor’s
Office of Highway Safety, Department of Education, Governor’s Council on Phystcal
Fitness, Department ofCommerce, and Governor’s Commisston on Environment.
2. The Task Force shall meet on an as-needed basis, but no less than four times a year.
3. The functions, purposes, and objectives shall be to:
A. A ssist and advise the Governor in all matters relating to bicycling.
Ife}..•.., B. Serve as an information POint In facilitating deveiopment of educational programs and
btcyclinq facilities.
C. Develop, disseminate, and monitor educational programs for bicycling safety.
D. Develop and maintain information regarding bICycling.
E. Establish short- and long-term plans and goals for meeting btcyctinq needs.
F A dvtse department, aqenctes, and institutes of the state on allmatters regarding bicycling.
G. A ctlvely facilitate the coordination of federal. state, and local potictes regarding bicycle
facilities and educational programs.
H. A dvtse state and iocal governmental aqenctes on integrating btcyclinq interests in an
overall transportation program to Improve atr quality.
t. A dvise state and local governmental agencies on health and fitness benefits of btcycllnq.
K. Prepare and submit a report each January to the Governor on the activities undertaken
by the Task Force during the preceding year.
o ,J. Review and render advice regarding state highway planning with respect to enhanctnq
bicycltni; facilities and safety.
4. The Task Force shall be supported by a Bicycle/Trolls Coordinator within the Arizona State
Parks Board and shall be supported by such additional staff and clerical support as necessary to
effectuate the purposes hereof.
5. The Task Force shall coordinate the funding and utilization of the Bicycle Safety Fund as
authorized by law with the Arizona Department of Transportation.
6. Annually, the Task Force shall prepare a budget for submission to the Transportation Planning
Divtsion of the Arizona Department of Transportation for federal HPR funds to conduct the
programs and activities contemplated hereby. Such funds shall be deposited In the Bicycle
Safety Fund.
7. The Arizona Department of Transportation and the Arizona State Parks Board shall enter into a
written Memorandum of UnderstandIng to assure Joint support In e-ffectuating the purposes
8. This order shall become effective immediately.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set
my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal
of the State of Arizona r:
DONE at the Capitol in Phoenix on this thirtieth
day of April In the Year of Our Lord One
Thousand Nine Hundred and Eiqnty-s»: and of
the Independence of the United States of
America the Two Hundred and Tenth.
Secretary ofSta
EO 96-11
r Arizona Administrative Register’
Governor’s Executive OrderslProcIamations
Force” was established by Executive Order 86-4; and
WHEREAS, the use of bicycles is an important method of
alternative transportation; and
WHEREAS, in recognition of that fact, the Alternative
Transportation Task Force created on June II, 1996 has
been authorized to study and implement alternative
transportation systems;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Fife Symington, Governor of the
State of Arizona, by virtue ofthe authority vested in me by
the Constitution and laws of this state hereby rescind
Executive Order 86-4, thereby repealing the “Governor’s
Arizona Bicycle Task Force”
have hereunto set my hand and
caused to be affixed the Great Seal
of the State of Arizona
Fife Symington
DONE at the Capitol in Phoenix
this Twenty-second day of July in
the Year of Our Lord One
Thousand Nine Hundred and
Ninety-six and of the
Independence of the United States
of America the Two Hundred and
Jane Dee Hull
Secretary of State
WHEREAS, the “Governor’s Arizona Bicycle Task
November 7, 1997 Page 3137 Volume 3, Issue#45

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  1. Some general info about state bike/ped coordinators. All listed here: Wide range of priorities: some states have more than one person e.g. bicycle coordinator and a pedestrian, others have a part-time position. We meet once a year and have conference calls several times a year. Most discussion occurs on our list serve maintained by PBIC ( through UNC Highway Safety Research Center.

    Here’s the law: “(d) State Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinators.-Each State receiving an apportionment under sections 104(b)(2) and 104(b)(3) [Note: references to Surface Transportation Program and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program funds] of this title shall use such amount of the apportionment as may be necessary to fund in the State department of transportation a position of bicycle and pedestrian coordinator for promoting and facilitating the increased use of nonmotorized modes of transportation, including developing facilities for the use of pedestrians and bicyclists and public education, promotional, and safety programs for using such facilities.”

    Here’s the Program Guidance: “The position is a critical one for the development of bicycle and pedestrian policies and programs at the State level. . . . the Coordinator is a full-time position with sufficient responsibility to deal effectively with other agencies, State offices, and divisions within the State DOT. Many States have established bicycle and pedestrian offices or teams to deal with the growing interest in these issues, and some have separated the bicycle and pedestrian responsibilities and have program coordinators or managers for each area (See State DOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator Contact Information. FHWA’s January 28, 1992, Memorandum on the Designation of Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinators within State DOTs lists the typical duties and qualities necessary for the position). Experience shows that the coordinator typically acts as an advocate within the agency for bicycle and pedestrian issues, a vital technical resource, and an important point of contact for local agencies and user groups seeking to improve conditions for the two modes”

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