The Flagstaff Bicycle Commuter Survey was conducted in spring of 2010 in conjunction with Flagstaff’s ninth-annual Bike to Work Week, as a cooperative effort by the City of Flagstaff, the Flagstaff Metropolitan Planning Organization, and Flagstaff Biking Organization.
A survey of bicycle commuters was undertaken to collect information about bicycling in Flagstaff, including who cyclists are, how they ride, and what motivates or discourages them from riding; and to identify what works for cyclists in Flagstaff and what needs improvement.
The on-line survey form was available on the City’s website from April 27 through May 28, 2010. A total of 304 completed, non-duplicate surveys were submitted.
Survey respondents tend to be more advanced cyclists.
Survey respondents are also frequent bicycle commuters.
Infrastructure for bicycles, especially FUTS trails and bike lanes, is very important to bicyclists.
Respondents are generally not deterred by weather or winter.
Facilities for bicycles, including FUTS trails and bikeways, were rated well.
Bicycle parking is adequate for the most part, although there is room for improvement.
Keeping bike lanes and FUTS clear of snow, ice, cinders, and debris is an on-going problem
When respondents made suggestions for improvements to specific locations, downtown Flagstaff and Milton Avenue were most often cited.