CASAz has ambitious plans for improving safety of cyclists and other vulnerable road users.
CASAz was founded in 2016 by a group of cycling enthusiasts who shared a vision of improving cycling safety through infrastructure changes and education of both motorists and cyclists.
Since then, CASAz has become engaged with numerous projects including the safety improvements to the Skyline Drive / Sunrise Road intersection, maintenance efforts on the Aviation Bikeway, identifying access points to the Loop Pathway, identifying dangerous bollards on the Loop Pathway and developing the Watch for Bikes sticker program as well as promoting the Medical Carrier Information program. Most recently, CASAz is facilitating dialogue on the pedal assist E-Bike issue.
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.