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Phoenix Seeks Input on Draft Five-Year Bicycle ProgramPhoenix Seeks Input on Draft Five-Year Bicycle Program<div class="ExternalClass22FA0F6A0A6549DE852507734A2C8E1F"><p><em>Program demonstrates Phoenix is Shifting Gears for a more complete transportation system.</em></p><p> </p><p><img src="/streetssite/MediaAssets/5%20year%20bicycle%20program.JPG" alt="Shifting Gears collage" style="margin:5px;width:307px;height:303px;float:right;" />The city of Phoenix Street Transportation Department completed a draft of the <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Five-Year Bicycle Program – Shifting Gears</span> this fall and is looking to gather input on the projects the city is planning to complete in the next five years.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Members of the public are invited to attend an open house meeting from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 4, at the A.E. England Building, 424 N. Central Ave., in downtown Phoenix at Civic Space Park.</strong><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>At this meeting the upcoming projects included in the five-year program will be outlined on maps for attendees to review and comment on. Following the public meeting, this information also will be made available for comment online at <span style="text-decoration:underline;">phoenix.gov/bicycling</span>.  </p><p> </p><p>The meeting will end in time for the PHX DownTempo group bike ride that starts at 7 p.m. at Civic Space Park.</p><p> </p><p>Members of the public are also invited to complete an online survey tool that is designed to gather information from people that ride bikes and/or drive cars. This survey will be made available in English and Spanish and will remain open December 4, 2017 through March 31, 2018. Survey results will be used to further shape the city's overall bicycle program efforts.</p><p> </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>About the Five-Year Bicycle Program</strong></span></p><p> </p><p>The <a href="/streetssite/Documents/Draft5YrBicycleProgram.pdf">five year bicycle program </a>outlines work efforts that will be initiated by the Street Transportation Department during fiscal years 2018 through 2022 to compliment the <span style="text-decoration:underline;">City of Phoenix Comprehensive Bicycle Master Plan</span>; including the addition of 1,080 new miles of bicycle lanes by 2050 per the voter-approved Transportation 2050 plan.</p><p> </p><p>In addition to bicycle lanes, the city is committed to complete holistic improvements as appropriate that include bicycle detection at intersections, shared-use paths, safe crossings, protected bicycle lanes and various other bicycle improvements. </p><p> </p><p>The five-year program outlines a plan to achieve 176 new bicycle lanes miles by 2022.</p><p> </p><p>If you have questions or comments about the five-year program, please email <a href="mailto:bike@phoenix.gov"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">bike@phoenix.gov</span></a> or call <span class="baec5a81-e4d6-4674-97f3-e9220f0136c1" style="white-space:nowrap;">602-534-5692<a title="Call: 602-534-5692" href="#" style="margin:0px;border:currentcolor;left:0px;top:0px;width:16px;height:16px;right:0px;bottom:0px;overflow:hidden;vertical-align:middle;float:none;display:inline;white-space:nowrap;position:static !important;"></a></span>.  </p></div>11/20/2017 7:00:00 AMEileen Yazzie - Special Projects Administrator602-534-5692