By Dallas Hammit / ADOT Deputy Director for Transportation
to plan, build and
maintain the state’s
— but we don’t just
do it for motorists.
for creating a system
that accounts for the
needs of bicyclists and
As drivers, we also need
to remember that the
roads aren’t always just for motorized vehicles.
Likewise, when we’re bicycling or walking, it is
critical for us to be attentive and careful of the
vehicles we’re traveling near.
Sharing the road is an obligation we all have to
If you’re looking to review the rules and improve
your skills when it comes to sharing the road,
ADOT has a great resource. It’s the ADOT Bicycle
and Pedestrian Program website, azbikeped.org
There, you’ll find plenty of helpful information,
including guides focused on safety.
Even if you’ve been to the site previously, I
encourage you to check it out again. Just recently,
it has been updated and completely redesigned,
allowing users to more easily find what they’re
In the coming weeks and months, an updated
“Sharing the Road with Pedestrians” guide
be published on the site, along with a brand new,
interactive Cycle Arizona bicycle user map.
Besides providing educational resources like
the website, ADOT also studies how pedestrians
and bicyclists use the state system. Improvements
based on safety are often made, including the
installation of countdown pedestrian signals
and the increased use of pedestrian hybrid
beacons — both examples of traffic control
devices that better assist pedestrians in crossing
a street or highway.
As always, I hope you’ll think about your own
habits and take the opportunity to talk with your
loved ones about this topic. Encourage them to
make safe decisions.
Editor's Note: More safety messages from Dallas Hammit, ADOT's state engineer, are available at Driving Safety Home on azdot.gov.