Bicycle Program

Bicycling in Flagstaff

  • About 9 percent of all trips in Flagstaff are made by bicycle. This is significantly higher than the national average of 0.8 percent
  • 5.2 percent of work commute trips in Flagstaff are made by bicycle, compared with the national average of 0.6 percent
  • 65 percent of trips made by bicycle are less than 2.5 miles in length. Almost 40 percent of trips made via private vehicles are also less than 2.5 miles in length, indicating that there is a significant opportunity in Flagstaff for shifting trips from motor vehicles to bicycles
  • There are 1.62 bicycles per household in Flagstaff, almost twice the national average of 0.86 bicycles per household
  • Flagstaff's Trip Diary Survey found that 27 percent of respondents ride a bicycle for recreation at least once per week, and 15 percent ride at least once per week for commuting
  • There are 117 miles of dedicated bike lanes in Flagstaff. Bike lanes are present on 58 percent of major streets. More than half of Flagstaff's bike lanes have been added since 2000
  • Flagstaff has just under 50 miles of bicycle and pedestrian trails in the Flagstaff Urban Trails System (FUTS). FUTS trails are used extensively by walkers and cyclists for both transportation and recreation
  • Flagstaff was designated a Bicycle-Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists in 2006, and promoted to Silver level in 2010. We are one of 180 communities nationwide, and one of eight in Arizona to be designated.

  • If you would like to receive email notification of information of interest regarding bicycle issues, including monthly meeting notices for the City's Bicycle Advisory Committee, go to the Notify Me page and subscribe to the Bicycle Advisory Committee list.

    Active Transportation Master Plan

    The City of Flagstaff is working on an active transportation (pedestrian-bicycle-FUTS) master plan to serve as a detailed guide to enhance walking, biking, and trails in Flagstaff. Go here for information.

    Bicycle Advisory Committee

    Flagstaff's Bicycle Advisory Committee is a group of citizens who are appointed by and report to the City's Traffic Commission on issues related to planning for and accommodation of bicycles. The BAC meets on the first Thursday of each month from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at City Hall. The public is invited and encouraged to attend!

    Revisions to Flagstaff City Code Regarding Bicycles

    On December 20, 2011, the Flagstaff City Council gave final approval to a number of revisions to Title 9, Chapter 05 of Flagstaff's City Code, which regulate the operation of bicycles. The revisions became effective on January 19, 2012.

    Flagstaff Bicycle Commuter Survey 2010

    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.

    Flagstaff Urban Trails & Bikeways Map

    The updated Flagstaff Urban Trails and Bikeways Map was reprinted in April of 2015 and is available at various City offices and facilities, as well as select stores and shops around town

    Bicycle Helmet Ordinance for Children

    On September 14, 2009, the Flagstaff City Council approved Ordinance No. 2009-13, which requires all children under the age of 18 to wear a protective helmet while riding a bicycle on any street, road, sidewalk, bikeway, or trail. The ordinance went into effect on January 1, 2010


    Bicycle Safety Tips

    Learn to ride safely and with confidence in any situation with these Bicycle Safety Tips.

    Bicycle Commuting Tips

    How to ride your bike to work in 10 easy steps.

    Shared Lane Marking

    Curious about the shared lane markings on South San Francisco Street? Learn about the markings.

    Bicycle Parking

    Bicycle parking is required for most new development in the City of Flagstaff. Download the City's Guidelines for Bicycle Parking for assistance and more information.