Prescott Alternative Transportation

Prescott Alternative Transportation PAT is a small, local non-profit organization which strives for a more inclusive transportation system in central Yavapai County through education and advocacy.
PAT educates and advocates for the bicycle and pedestrian community, addressing the need for safe and convenient transportation options for all road users in the Yavapai community, regardless of age, ability, or income. We manage the local Safe Routes to School program, build awareness about bicycle and pedestrian issues through events, offer guidance for transportation planning, and work to complete and connect local streets, trails and greenways.

Prescott Alternative Transportation (PAT) is the voice for the bicycle and pedestrian community of central Yavapai County.

Mission: "Working towards a bicycle and pedestrian-friendly central Yavapai community."

Fun Friday Walk and Bike to School day with the Abia Judd Jaguars this morning:
10/25/2019

Fun Friday Walk and Bike to School day with the Abia Judd Jaguars this morning:

It was a brisk morning, and an early start for Walk and Bike to School Day with SkyView School, but turnout was great an...
10/23/2019

It was a brisk morning, and an early start for Walk and Bike to School Day with SkyView School, but turnout was great and spirits were high!

Granite Creek Master Plan presentation at Library. Another opportunity for public input:
10/15/2019

Granite Creek Master Plan presentation at Library. Another opportunity for public input:

New things around town 3:Prescott has many places without sidewalks. In some areas, that's just fine; there is so little...
10/14/2019

New things around town 3:
Prescott has many places without sidewalks. In some areas, that's just fine; there is so little traffic, pedestrians still feel safe. Other places it is not so fine when there is a lot of traffic, and people are scared of walking... this is especially bad around a grade school because instead of walking to school, kids are all shuttled to schools in cars, increasing congestion, and making things even more dangerous for pedestrians. Coronado Ave. near Lincoln School was just such a place.
About 10 years ago Prescott Alternative Transportation, through our Safe Routes to Schools program, secured a Federal grant to improve infrastructure around some of our partner schools. Some improvements to signage and striping were easy to do, and happened quickly. Others required more effort, and a great deal of persistence to make happen. We are proud to report there is now a beautiful new sidewalk along the South side of Coronado Ave. from Park Ave./ Lincoln School all the way to Clubhouse Drive. While this is a great benefit to the school and students, the whole neighborhood gets to share it - resulting in a more vibrant and better connected community!

New things around town 2:Lane reconfiguration on West Gurley St.- The striping on West Gurley St. has changed. This road...
10/14/2019

New things around town 2:
Lane reconfiguration on West Gurley St.- The striping on West Gurley St. has changed. This road striping method is well proven to increase safety for all users. The technique was formerly known as a road diet, although that term is falling out of favor because it implies something is being taken away. Roads with a certain traffic load will actually flow more traffic more safely when they change from 4 lanes - two in each direction, to one lane in each direction with a center turn lane, and bike lanes on each side. While it improves safety for bicyclists and pedestrians, it also reduces the occurrence of rear end collisions with motor vehicles. Although there were skeptics, it worked on Sixth St. years ago, and we are glad to see it applied to this stretch of Gurley St.
As you continue west the road changes names to Thumb Butte Rd., and it gets narrower. There was not much pavement width here, so the best solution was to shift the travel lanes to the South to make room for a bike lane on the North side (uphill lane). The thinking was that there is not as much conflict between cars and bikes going downhill because both are going near the same speeds, but a slower bicyclist going uphill will feel quite anxious as cars zoom up behind them and pass with little clearance. The new configuration should make bicyclists feel safer, and make it easier to get from town to the Thumb Butte Recreation Area without having to strap a bike to the car.
A bonus is that many pedestrians who walk the road will feel safer with a little extra buffer too.

New things around town 1.These little symbols have been popping up at intersections in what might seem odd places. For i...
10/14/2019

New things around town 1.
These little symbols have been popping up at intersections in what might seem odd places. For instance this is in the left turn lane by the Miller Valley Post Office. What's it for? Many traffic signals are triggered by loops of wire near the surface of the pavement. The ferrous material in a car increases the loop's inductance, triggering a switch that ques the signal. Bicycles don't have as much ferrous material as cars, resulting in occasions where a cyclist sits at an intersection for ever without the signal changing. Sometimes you can see pavement cuts and know where to stop your bike to have a better chance of triggering a signal. Sometimes a chipseal will cover up the cuts, and a cyclist is left to just hope. Now, if you see one of these symbols, you can stop your bike directly over it to have the best chance of triggering the signal! Thanks for thinking of cyclists Prescott!!!

PAT, along with our partners in the Open Space Alliance, spearheaded efforts to establish our Downtown Greenways Trail N...
06/14/2019

PAT, along with our partners in the Open Space Alliance, spearheaded efforts to establish our Downtown Greenways Trail Network. Recently, the Granite Creek Revitalization Committee was formed by the city, but we have had basically zero interaction with them (Not sure why we weren’t asked to participate). Our understanding is their focus is on improving the appearance access and safety of the resource we helped to create. Well, they are now asking for public input at two meetings and on an online survey.
The first meeting is Monday June 24th from 9:30 to 11:30 in City Council Chambers. This meeting is for businesses directly on the creek corridor.
The second meeting is for the general public on Wednesday June 26 from 4-6pm at the Founding Fathers Collective at 218 N. Granite St. (This is the former Prescott College dance studio that has recently been undergoing renovation)
We will post the link for the online survey in the comments section below.
If you love our greenways trail network like we do, please get involved.

Prescott has always had a glaring lack of public transit. Imagine if we could lessen dependence on private cars... it wo...
06/14/2019
Central Yavapai Metropolitan Planning Organization

Prescott has always had a glaring lack of public transit. Imagine if we could lessen dependence on private cars... it would reduce congestion, improve air quality, and make the roads safer for pedestrians and bicyclists. CYMPO, the Central Yavapai Metropolitan Planning Organization wants to know what we think about transit, please take their survey:
PS there is another survey you can take on wildlife corridors too.

Surveys are up and running for both transit and wildlife connectivity at https://www.cympoengage.com/en You can also participate in a budgeting module for roads and leave a comment under Q&A. Make sure you have your opinions heard about regional transportation. Modules will close at the end of June.

Friday Catchall:
08/10/2018

Friday Catchall:

League of American Bicyclists
04/02/2018
League of American Bicyclists

League of American Bicyclists

There are now 30 states that have laws that require motorists give three or more feet of space when passing cyclists.

Click below to find out your state's laws. Do you feel your state's passing laws keep you safe?

Prescott Alternative Transportation's cover photo
12/23/2017

Prescott Alternative Transportation's cover photo

Prescott Alternative Transportation
05/01/2015

Prescott Alternative Transportation

Prescott Alternative Transportation's Pedals & Pumps Gala Celebration is Saturday, May 16 at 'Tis Gallery with a LIMITED number of TICKETS for sale - buy yours now at prescottbikeped.org/events !!

Just two more weeks ! Our Annual Gala Event Pedals & Pumps is in just two more weeks ! Buy your tickets now at: http://p...
04/29/2015

Just two more weeks ! Our Annual Gala Event Pedals & Pumps is in just two more weeks ! Buy your tickets now at: http://prescottbikeped.org/events/29-pedals-and-pumps-gala-may-16th

Prescott Alternative Transportation's Pedals & Pumps Gala Celebration is Saturday, May 16 at 'Tis Gallery with a LIMITED number of TICKETS for sale - buy yours now at prescottbikeped.org/events !!

Join the movement...this is so important
04/27/2015
Get Out Your Bikes, PreventObesity.Net Leaders! | PreventObesity.net

Join the movement...this is so important

In May, we will be asking all PreventObesity.net Leaders to support the latest national campaign focused on safe routes to school. Leaders from a variety of organizations will be reaching out to the more than 300,000 PreventObesity.net Supporters to ask their state transportation leaders to prioriti…

And today is a great day for this !!
04/27/2015

And today is a great day for this !!

How to turn a tough day into a REAL walk in the park.

In honor of Bike Rodeos this month and next...ladies and gents- tips on scanning
04/21/2015
Scanning

In honor of Bike Rodeos this month and next...ladies and gents- tips on scanning

Scanning successfully is a key part of riding anywhere—it’s an easy and safe way to communicate your intentions to others and it also shows you what is happening behind you.

04/17/2015
PeopleForBikes.org

PeopleForBikes.org

Ride a bike. Shed the monster. #shedthemonster

Donate now or join us at our Pedals & Pumps Gala !!Your ticket gets you two free drinks, El Gato Azul tapas, live music ...
04/14/2015
Donate to Prescott Alternative Transportation

Donate now or join us at our Pedals & Pumps Gala !!
Your ticket gets you two free drinks, El Gato Azul tapas, live music by Doc Harvey's Remedy ! Beer provided by Granite Mountain Brewing !
Cheaper than a night out !
Tickets: $35 for members, $45 for non-members or $55 for ticket and membership !
Buy yours now at: http://prescottbikeped.org/events/29-pedals-and-pumps-gala-may-16th

Donate & Join Why Contribute to PAT? PAT's strength comes from our members and supporters. Whether you can give money or time (or both!), your contribution will bolster our efforts toward a bicycle and pedestrian friendly community. If you walk or bike to work, school, recreation or shopping, one o…

Prescott Alternative Transportation
04/06/2015

Prescott Alternative Transportation

Prescott Alternative Transportation's Pedals & Pumps Gala Celebration is Saturday, May 16 at 'Tis Gallery with a LIMITED number of TICKETS for sale - buy yours now at prescottbikeped.org/events !!

Prescott Alternative Transportation's cover photo
04/06/2015

Prescott Alternative Transportation's cover photo

Prescott Alternative Transportation's Pedals & Pumps Gala Celebration is Saturday, May 16 at 'Tis Gallery with a LIMITED...
04/06/2015

Prescott Alternative Transportation's Pedals & Pumps Gala Celebration is Saturday, May 16 at 'Tis Gallery with a LIMITED number of TICKETS for sale - buy yours now at prescottbikeped.org/events !!

Don't miss the fun !JOIN US FOR THE ANNUAL PEDALS & PUMPS GALA !!!!
03/26/2015
Pedals and Pumps Gala May 16th

Don't miss the fun !
JOIN US FOR THE ANNUAL PEDALS & PUMPS GALA !!!!

Pedals and Pumps Gala May 16th Our Pedals and Pumps Gala caps Bike Month each year with a fun party and fundraising auction. Come join us on Saturday May 16 and help PAT spring forward for greater improvements for bicycling and walking in our community. We're still working on the venue and will po…

Prescott Alternative Transportation - Give the Gift of Membership or Donate for a tax deduction. Any way you choose - Pr...
03/24/2015
Donate to Prescott Alternative Transportation

Prescott Alternative Transportation - Give the Gift of Membership or Donate for a tax deduction. Any way you choose - Prescott Alternative Transportation needs you !!

Donate & Join Why Contribute to PAT? PAT's strength comes from our members and supporters. Whether you can give money or time (or both!), your contribution will bolster our efforts toward a bicycle and pedestrian friendly community. If you walk or bike to work, school, recreation or shopping, one o…

Donate today
03/10/2015
Donate to Prescott Alternative Transportation

Donate today

Donate & Join Why Contribute to PAT? PAT's strength comes from our members and supporters. Whether you can give money or time (or both!), your contribution will bolster our efforts toward a bicycle and pedestrian friendly community. If you walk or bike to work, school, recreation or shopping, one o…

Please donate to Prescott Alternative Transportation
03/03/2015
Donate to Prescott Alternative Transportation

Please donate to Prescott Alternative Transportation

Donate & Join Why Contribute to PAT? PAT's strength comes from our members and supporters. Whether you can give money or time (or both!), your contribution will bolster our efforts toward a bicycle and pedestrian friendly community. If you walk or bike to work, school, recreation or shopping, one o…

Weather its rain, sleet or snow...get out :)
03/02/2015
You need to get out more

Weather its rain, sleet or snow...get out :)

Whether you call it ‘ecotherapy’ or just ‘going for a nice walk in the countryside’, reconnecting with the natural world makes us both healthier and happier

02/25/2015
Let's Move

Let's Move

The 2015 White House Easter Egg Roll is on April 6, and this year's theme is #GimmeFive. Learn more on how to participate, then share five ways you're leading a healthier life and pass the challenge on → go.wh.gov/HmuArN

It happens: Every. Single. Day
02/25/2015
The Science of Awe

It happens: Every. Single. Day

Can psychologists chart what happens when nature blows your mind?

Support Prescott Alternative TransportationWorking toward a pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly Yavapai community.
02/25/2015
Donate to Prescott Alternative Transportation

Support Prescott Alternative Transportation
Working toward a pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly Yavapai community.

Donate & Join Why Contribute to PAT? PAT's strength comes from our members and supporters. Whether you can give money or time (or both!), your contribution will bolster our efforts toward a bicycle and pedestrian friendly community. If you walk or bike to work, school, recreation or shopping, one o…

Address

309 E Gurley St
Prescott, AZ
86301

General information

A seamless bicycle, pedestrian and public transit network invites our citizens to leave their cars at home, thereby saving them money, encouraging healthy activity, and promoting energy independence. Regional planning that includes bicycle and pedestrian transportation spurs community interaction while protecting the open spaces and unique characteristics of this area for our future generations. Community round-tables encourage citizen involvement in the transportation planning process. Our positive partnerships with area government agencies and other organizations perpetuate on-going bicycle and pedestrian improvements through engineering, education, encouragement and enforcement programs. Our collaborations connect trails to roads to schools to shopping centers to travel corridors, so that using alternative forms of transportation every day is a safe and convenient option for all community members.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 13:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 13:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 13:00
Thursday 09:00 - 13:00

Telephone

(928) 708-0911

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