Tucson had more than 679 collisions of motor vehicles hitting cyclists from 2011-2016. About 38% of those collisions were hit-and-run incidents where the person riding the bicycle was left injured at the side of the road. There were 13 fatalities and many more serious injuries. 2015 and 2016 have proven to be a deadly years for cyclists in southern Arizona with 6 fatalities in 2015 and 5 fatalities in 2016 in all of Pima County.
CASAz works with governments and other nonprofit groups to dramatically reduce these numbers with the vision of zero collisions.
The Vision of CASAz is to reduce and eventually eliminate collisions of motor vehicles with cyclists and other vulnerable road users in southern Arizona by creating safer bike routes and by educating motorists about driving safely around cyclists.
CASAz's Mission is to be an organization that represents all cycling stakeholders in southern Arizona and to work with agencies, political representatives and law enforcement to improve the cycling infrastructure and awareness and respect by motorists of people on bikes.
CASAz has ambitious plans for improving safety of cyclists and other vulnerable road users.