Street Transportation Impacted Services Updatehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/1069Street Transportation3/19/2020 9:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1069/Newsroom_Virus_Impacts.pngStreet Transportation Impacted Services Update<div class="ExternalClassFE2BEC926BAF4D75B6AF24F905B71794"><html>​<a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank"><strong>See all City of Phoenix Impacted Services</strong></a>  <br><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><em style="font-size:13.3333px;">Use Translate button to read in another language</em>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br><br><strong>Paving season has started. Will our streets still be paved and striped?<br></strong>Yes, paving and other street rehabilitation is continuing on the accelerated schedule as approved by City Council.<br><br><strong>Will current construction projects like the 24th Street Bridge continue?</strong><br>Yes. Scheduled projects that are currently underway will continue. <br><br><strong>Is landscape maintenance going to continue on the quarterly schedule on the website?</strong><br>Yes. As of right now, landscape maintenance will continue as scheduled.<br><br><strong>(PERMITS) I need a utility, right-of-way, block party, special event or revocable permit. Will those be issued?  </strong><br>Utility, traffic control and revocable permits are still being processed. Special event and block party permits are not being issued for events taking place between now and at least May 4, 2020. This guidance may change. <br><br><strong>I</strong><strong>s the city approving Special Events in the Right-of-Way?</strong><br>No, the city has suspended scheduling any special events in the right-of-way through at least May 4, 2020.<br><br><strong>Will street sweepers still clean my neighborhood streets?</strong><br>Yes. As of right now, street sweeping will continue as scheduled.<br><br><h3>Damage or Malfunctions</h3><strong>What do I do if there's a pothole? </strong><br>Call (602) 262-6441 or use <a href="https://Phoenix.gov/AtYourService" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/AtYourService</a>.<br><br><strong>A traffic signal is malfunctioning, what do I do?</strong> <br>Call (602) 262-6021 of use<span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> </span><a style="text-decoration-line:underline;font-size:13.3333px;" href="https://phoenix.gov/AtYourService" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/AtYourService​</a><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">.</span><br><br><strong>What do I do if there is a street light outage?</strong> <br>Call (602) 495-5125 or use<span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> </span><a style="text-decoration-line:underline;font-size:13.3333px;" href="https://phoenix.gov/AtYourService" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/AtYourService​</a><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">.</span><br><br><strong>Are parking meters operational and do I have to pay for parking?</strong><br>Yes. Please continue using parking meters.<br><br><strong>What do I do if a parking meter is not working or has malfunctioned?</strong><br>Report meter malfunctions to (602) 495-6769.<br><br><strong>What do I do if a street sign missing or damaged?</strong><br>If it is a sign that regulates traffic (Stop, Yield, etc.) call (602) 262-6441. If it is a street name sign or other non-regulatory sign (block watch, point of pride, etc.),<span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> </span><a style="text-decoration-line:underline;font-size:13.3333px;" href="https://phoenix.gov/AtYourService" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/AtYourService​</a><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">.</span><br><br><strong>What do I do if my sidewalk is broken/damaged?</strong><br>Call the Street Transportation dispatch number to report the address and location of the problem at (602) 262-6441 or report the issue on <a style="text-decoration-line:underline;font-size:13.3333px;" href="https://phoenix.gov/AtYourService" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/AtYourService​</a><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">.</span><br><br><strong>What do I do if there are trees down or debris in the road?</strong> <br>Call the Street Transportation dispatch number to report the address and location of the problem at (602) 262-6441. If there is debris or downed trees on private property, do not call this number. City employees do not do tree or damage removal on private property. We recommend you call a professional service to assist with problems on private property.<br><br><strong>What do I do if there is flooding in my area?  </strong><br>Do not drive through a flooded road. Turn around and find an alternate route. Many times it is impossible to see if there is debris or damage to the road underneath the water. To report severe street flooding or blocked roads, call (602) 262-6441. Routine flooding from heavy downpours will usually resolve itself.<br><br><h3>Micromobility (Shared Bikes & Scooters)<br></h3><strong>​Will eScooters still be rentable?</strong><br>eScooter service is provided by a vendor, currently just a company called Spin. It will be up to the vendor if they choose to change parameters of their program.<br><br><strong>Will Grid bikes still be rentable?</strong><br>Like eScooters, Grid bikes are provided by a vendor. It will be up to the vendor if they choose to change parameters of their program.<br><br><a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank"><strong>See all City of Phoenix Impacted Services</strong></a> <br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNewsstreet-transportationStreets
Phoenix Officially Begins 2020 Paving Seasonhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/1008Street Transportation3/3/2020 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1008/Newsroom_Streets_014.pngPhoenix Officially Begins 2020 Paving Season<div class="ExternalClass2C12C8F283BC4A10A9C204B215EC4B66"><html> <p>This week, Phoenix officially began another year of paving more than ever before. Pavement maintenance work is tied to temperature, and with the warmer spring temperatures here to stay, Street Transportation crews and contractors are out in full force. Phoenix has accelerated the pavement maintenance for its roadways due largely to the Council-approved $200 million advance from <a target="_blank" href="http://www.t2050.org">Transportation 2050</a> street program revenue.</p> <p>In 2019, the city <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/street-transportation/721">set a record</a>, tripling the number of major street miles paved and totaling more than 290 miles. During the colder weather months, December through February, the department has been working ahead to complete prep-work for more than 100 miles of streets.</p> <p>Although weather, utility coordination and other factors can affect pavement maintenance schedules, the 2020 paving season currently has over 200 miles of overlay planned – it will surely be another banner year.</p> <p> <img src="/streetssite/MediaAssets/Feb202015thAveCamelback.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:475px;height:358px;vertical-align:auto;float:right;" /> </p> <p>The first location to receive new pavement in 2020 is 15th Avenue between Thomas and Camelback Roads (pictured). After the pavement work is complete, the road will receive freshly painted traffic lane striping to include the addition of buffers to the existing bicycle lanes. This safety improvement is also part of Transportation 2050.</p> <p>To see when and where we will be paving through 2023, as well as learn about the various pavement maintenance treatments, visit the interactive dashboard at <a title="" target="_blank" href="/streets/accelerated">phoenix.gov/streets/accelerated</a>.</p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNewsstreet-transportationStreets
Grand Canalscape Completed, Grand Celebration February 15https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/955Street Transportation2/14/2020 11:55:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/955/Newsroom_Streets_013.jpgGrand Canalscape Completed, Grand Celebration February 15<div class="ExternalClass4000563462C84CDBB67CAE0350028A6F"><html> <p>Transformative. That is the one word that sums up the award-winning city of Phoenix Grand Canalscape project, a 12-mile multiuse trail stretching from the I-17 to the Tempe border. Previously the dirt path sat mostly unused for anything other than canal maintenance work. Today, the Grand Canalscape is an attractive, lighted and landscaped route for bicycle and pedestrian use. </p><p>“This ambitious city project is complete now,” Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego said. “People are surprised when I tell them that Phoenix has more canal miles than Venice or Amsterdam. Today we are integrating the canals into our communities to improve neighborhood access, add new public art spaces and contribute to a healthier Phoenix by introducing them as a recreational amenity.”</p><p>The Grand Canal arcs across Phoenix, providing an efficient route for bicycle and pedestrian commuters and provides important connections to bus and light rail lines, as well as the region’s growing pedestrian and bicycle network.</p><p>The Grand Canalscape, which will be the focus of a public grand celebration on Saturday, February 15, is fully ADA accessible and features new pedestrian bridges, new traffic signals to allow safe road crossings, artist-designed shade structures and seating areas. Along the path, there are 17 connections to neighborhoods for easy access on and off the canal.</p><p>“We are working hard to make the city safer for pedestrians and bicyclists in Phoenix, and we have installed High Intensity Activated Crosswalk (HAWK) signals and Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFBs) where the Grand Canalscape crosses our streets,” Councilwoman Thelda Williams said.  She chairs the city’s Transportation, Infrastructure and Innovation Subcommittee. These crossing signals are activated only when a pedestrian or bicyclist needs to cross a road and stay dark unless activated.</p><p>“This project is a great example of the longstanding partnership between the City of Phoenix and Salt River Project (SRP),” said Kini Knudson, Street Transportation Director for the City of Phoenix, which managed the construction project. “SRP has been a superb partner every step of the way, sharing the city’s goal to improve connectivity by introducing this amazing new recreational asset to our residents and visitors.”  SRP manages the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation canal system in the Valley.  </p><p>“The completion of both phases of the Grand Canalscape project – the single-largest multiuse segment on SRP’s canal system – enhances connectivity to the Valley’s canal bank recreation system,” said Jim Duncan, manager of SRP’s Field Consulting Services. “Now, Valley residents will have the ability to walk, run or bike from the I-17 freeway in Phoenix to Tempe Town Lake and connect to other trails along the way.”</p><p>The Grand Canal was developed in the 1870s to bring water from the Salt and Verde rivers to the arid Salt River Valley region. It is the oldest remaining pioneer canal on the north side of the Salt River.</p><p>“The Grand Canalscape was a great way to leverage a federal TIGER grant to improve this important piece of Phoenix history and enhance safety by constructing a dedicated pedestrian and bicycle path,” said Karla Petty, Federal Highway Administration Arizona Division Administrator within the U.S. Department of Transportation (FHWA USDOT). “We applaud the City of Phoenix for using innovations and safety technologies promoted by FHWA like the advanced pedestrian crossing signals.”</p><p>TIGER stands for Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery and the USDOT awarded $10.3 million for the project. Grand Canalscape was built in two phases that were completed in November and January. The first phase of the project was completed in partnership with the SRP Aesthetics Program. The second phase was made possible through the TIGER grant and the SRP Aesthetics Program.</p><p>The Grand Canalscape project recently won the Build Arizona award from the Association of General Contractors’ Arizona chapter. Build Arizona awards recognize excellence in project management, contribution to the community, sensitivity to the environment, innovation in construction techniques and a commitment to safety.</p><p>On Saturday, February 15, the canal will be alive with activity and entertainment when Mayor Gallego and City Council members host the <a href="/streets/grandcanalscape" target="_blank">Grand Canalscape Grand Celebration</a>.  </p><p>The free, all ages event is February 15 starting with a kickoff ceremony at 10:00 a.m. and continues until noon. The ceremonial grand opening will be just east of Central Avenue between Central High School and Brophy College Preparatory Academy. The event features sponsored entertainment and food and includes a variety of interactive activities along the canal from 9th Avenue to 7th Street (approximately one mile). </p> <p style="text-align:center;">###</p><p><strong>Supplemental Sidebar Details</strong><br><span style="color:darkblue;">About Canal Multi-Use Trails</span><br>Canal multiple-use developments such as the Grand Canalscape in Phoenix are a growing trend in the Valley and currently more than 80 miles of multi-use trails have been developed on the canal banks. SRP has allowed licensed recreational use of the canal banks since 1964 when the first recreational use agreement was signed by Maricopa County for the Sun Circle trail, a multi-purpose trail that circles the Valley following nearly 68 miles of canal. Since then, other cities have constructed paved and lighted bike paths, bankside landscaping and public art features.</p><p><span style="color:darkblue;">About SRP</span><br>SRP is the largest provider of water and power to the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, delivering raw water to 11 Valley cities through a 131-mile canal system from a service area covering more than 375 square miles and a 13,000-square-mile watershed.</p><p><span style="color:darkblue;">About the US DOT Federal Highway Administration</span><br>The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation that supports State and local governments in the design, construction, and maintenance of the Nation’s highway system (Federal Aid Highway Program) and various federally and tribal owned lands (Federal Lands Highway Program). Through financial and technical assistance to State and local governments, the Federal Highway Administration is responsible for ensuring that America’s roads and highways continue to be among the safest and most technologically sound in the world.</p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNewsstreet-transportationStreets
New Traffic Signal Pattern at 35th Avenue & Grand Avenuehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/890Street Transportation2/1/2020 4:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/890/Newsroom_Streets_011.pngNew Traffic Signal Pattern at 35th Avenue & Grand Avenue<div class="ExternalClass13BA611CA19A43F49D0F628892B4FBA4"><html> <p>​Heads up, Phoenix drivers!</p> <p>Our Traffic Management Center works diligently to manage the approximately 1,200 traffic signals in the City of Phoenix, coordinating timing and streamlining travel for all users of our roadways.</p> <p>Beginning Friday, Jan. 31 at 4 a.m., a new traffic signal pattern will go into effect at one of the valley's largest intersections, 35th Avenue and Grand Avenue.</p> <p>The traffic signal pattern will be adjusted at this intersection during the morning and evening rush hours. The new pattern is expected to reduce delay and improve commutes for those that travel on Grand Avenue.</p> <p> Safe travels!</p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNewsstreet-transportationStreets
24th Street Closed at Grand Canal Starting at 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/889Street Transportation1/31/2020 1:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/889/Newsroom_Streets_012.png24th Street Closed at Grand Canal Starting at 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31<div class="ExternalClass5B152A948E5648338700026A6D17879C"><html> <h2>Bridge Replacement Requires Temporary Closure<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span></h2> <p> <br>The City of Phoenix is replacing the bridge over the Grand Canal on 24th Street. Major cross streets are McDowell Road to the south and Thomas Road to the north. A full road closure is now required to complete demolition, lower the new support structures into place and pour the new bridge deck. </p> <p>Beginning at 9:00 p.m. on Friday, January 31, 24th Street will be closed until Monday, February 17 at 5:00 a.m. </p> <p> <img src="/streetssite/MediaAssets/Closure-Detour-Map.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:500px;" /> </p> <p>What to Expect:</p> <ul> <li>24th Street will be open to local traffic only from Cambridge Avenue to Thomas Road and from McDowell Road to Virginia Avenue.</li> <li>24th Street will be closed from Virginia to Cambridge Avenues.</li> <li>Access to all businesses along 24th Street will be maintained at all times.</li> </ul> <p>Detours:</p> <ul> <li>North and southbound traffic will be detoured using 16th and 32nd Streets.</li> <li>Pedestrian Access along 24th Street will be detoured to use 22nd, 27th, and Oak Streets.</li> </ul> <p>The City of Phoenix has worked in advance with Phoenix Police and Phoenix Fire to develop emergency routes for first responders during the closure. </p> <p>The existing bridge was installed more than 75 years ago and is reaching the end of its useful life. After the bridge is replaced, 24th Street will be reopened. Some remaining work will continue in the area before the project is finished in spring 2020. </p> <p>To speak with someone about this project, submit comments or join the project email list, please contact Albert Granillo, Public Information Coordinator, at 623-825-3444 or email <a target="_blank" href="mailto:agranillo@gciaz.com">agranillo@gciaz.com</a>.</p> <p>Learn more about the Street Transportation Department at <a target="_blank" href="/streets">phoenix.gov/streets</a> and follow the department on Twitter <a href="http://www.twitter.com/StreetsPHX" target="_blank">@StreetsPHX</a>.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNewsstreet-transportationStreets
Phoenix Completes LED Street Light Conversion, Estimating $3.5 Million in Energy Savings per Yearhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/783Street Transportation1/15/2020 4:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/783/Newsroom_Streets_010png.pngPhoenix Completes LED Street Light Conversion, Estimating $3.5 Million in Energy Savings per Year<div class="ExternalClass5AFACEFD85334F85BD59A8E1F5E7E952"><html> <p>​<img alt="group photo with Mayor Kate Gallego" style="margin:5px;width:300px;vertical-align:auto;float:right;" src="/streetssite/MediaAssets/MediaEventPhotoBorder.png" />Phoenix residents are experiencing improved visibility on city streets after the conversion to LED street lights. The city of Phoenix completed a citywide conversion of nearly 100,000 standard street lights to energy-efficient light-emitting diode (LED) units. This conversion is one of the largest completed by any U.S. city. </p><p>"As the fifth largest city and fastest growing city in the nation, I want to make Phoenix a model of sustainability for communities across the country," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. "These new LED street lights not only bring us one step closer to that goal, they also provide tremendous annual cost-savings for residents."</p><p>The conversion was approved by Phoenix City Council after several years of testing and evaluation of various LED street lights. Based upon community input and the evaluations, Phoenix adopted 2,700 kelvin as the standard kelvin level for Phoenix's new LED street lights, which is considered a warmer color temperature for LED lights.</p><p>The new LED street lights are anticipated to save the city approximately $3.5 million in annual energy costs. By switching to more energy efficient LED fixtures, the city reduced the amount of electricity needed to illuminate the streets by approximately 53%. This reduction prevents emissions of up to 18,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide a year -- the equivalent of taking 3,800 cars off the road.</p><p>LED street lights also have longer lifespans and produce better light quality than the previously used high pressure sodium street lights. In addition to substantial energy savings, the LED fixtures will reduce maintenance expenses over their service life. Each of the nearly 100,000 new fixtures come with a ten-year warranty.</p><p>LED technology can also improve roadway visibility and safety due to the improved distribution of light compared to high pressure sodium street lights. Improved visibility has been linked to a reduction in crime and increased pedestrian safety.</p><p>The city encourages the public to report street light outages, repair requests and other concerns to <a href="/atyourservice" target="_blank">phoenix.gov/atyourservice </a>by clicking on the "Street Light Repair Request" form or by calling the street light hotline at 602-495-5125.</p><p>Learn more about the Street Transportation Department at <a href="/streets" target="_blank">phoenix.gov/streets</a> and follow the department on Twitter <a href="https://www.twitter.com/StreetsPHX" target="_blank">@StreetsPHX</a>.</p> <p> <img alt="informational graphic" style="margin:5px;width:494px;" src="/streetssite/MediaAssets/LEDConversionHorz.png" /> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNewsstreet-transportationStreets
Phoenix Receives Grant for Bike to School and Pedestrian Safety Programshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/770Street Transportation1/10/2020 12:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/770/Newsroom_Streets_009.pngPhoenix Receives Grant for Bike to School and Pedestrian Safety Programs<div class="ExternalClass807FB8087BCB43BE8019B6FB0E103958"><html> <p>The <a target="_blank" href="https://gohs.az.gov">Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety</a> recently awarded $20,980 to the Street Transportation Department to help fund the department’s on-going bicycle and pedestrian safety initiatives.</p> <p>The grant will be used to purchase bicycle helmets for students that participate in the city’s annual bike to school events and LED stop sign paddles for crossing guards stationed at high traffic volume locations throughout the city.</p> <p>In 2019, 640 students were trained in the bicycle safety curriculum, 3,200 children participated in bicycle safety rodeos, and 6,410 bicycle helmets were distributed free to children. This grant will allow the Street Transportation Department to continue this programming into 2021.</p> <p>“Pedestrian safety is a top priority for the Street Transportation Department. We are excited that the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety’s investment in our school safety programs will help us continue to promote safety to the youngest and newest users of Phoenix streets – elementary school students” said Street Transportation Department Director, Kini Knudson. </p> <p>Visit the Street Transportation Department’s <a target="_blank" href="/streets/safety-topics">Safety Topics webpage</a> for more information and follow the department on Twitter <a target="_blank" href="https://www.twitter.com/StreetsPHX">@StreetsPHX</a>.</p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNewsstreet-transportationStreets
Phoenix Announces New Bicycle Safety Improvementshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/692Street Transportation12/12/2019 8:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/692/Newsroom_Streets_001.pngPhoenix Announces New Bicycle Safety Improvements<div class="ExternalClass72CCF634CBEC4C16A4AC9D52F0107ADB"><html> <table width="100%" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><p>The city of Phoenix is prioritizing multimodal and active transportation by upgrading bicycle infrastructure throughout the city. Upgrades include bicycle lanes and shared lane markings, bicycle protection and signage. These upgrades, accompanied by the addition of a full-time Active Transportation Program Manager position in the Street Transportation Department, will improve safety for all users of the roadways.</p><p>"Phoenix is the nation's fifth largest city and, as the population continues to grow, our transportation options must reflect the diverse needs of our residents," said Mayor Kate Gallego. "Upgrading our bicycle infrastructure to include more lanes, more protection, and better signage, helps encourage multimodal transportation, particularly in our city core."<br></p><h3> BICYCLE LANES AND LANE MARKINGS</h3><p> People who drive cars, ride bicycles or walk in the city of Phoenix may have noticed new bicycle infrastructure on the streets.<br><br> "Phoenix residents travel our streets using different modes of transportation and we're working hard to make important safety improvements. Thanks to the voter-approved Transportation 2050 plan, our bicycle lanes, markings, signage and other protective measures will assist cyclists as we all share the road," said Councilwoman Thelda Williams, Chair, Transportation Infrastructure and Innovation Subcommittee.<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"> <img style="width:475px;vertical-align:auto;float:right;" alt="Phoenix Bicycle Improvements 2019" src="/streetssite/MediaAssets/BicycleImprovements2019Border.png" /> </p><p>In the first three and a half years of the voter-approved Transportation 2050 (T2050) plan, more than 157 miles of new dedicated bicycle lanes have been added to the city's bicycle network. Additionally, in 2019, nearly 300 shared lane markings were installed in downtown Phoenix. Dedicated bicycle lanes are travel lanes exclusively for people riding bicycles. Shared lane markings visually reinforce to motorists that people on bicycles have the legal right to occupy the same space on the road as people driving cars.<br><br> The city also added twelve miles of buffered bike lanes in 2019 and is planning to install an additional 34 miles by 2023. The buffer (painted stripes) creates additional space between vehicles and people walking or bicycling, enhancing safety. <br><br> Many of these bicycle and shared lane markings are backed with green paint - the vibrant color helps draw attention to people bicycling and reminds people driving to be aware of people riding bicycles.<br></p><h3> BICYCLE PROTECTION</h3><p> The city is also identifying opportunities to add protection to existing bicycle lanes. Protection can come in the form of a parked car or vertical delineator to separate bicycle and vehicle traffic.<br><br> In October, the city of Phoenix installed its first parking protected bicycle lanes on 39th Avenue from Encanto Boulevard to Edgemont Avenue and Earll Drive from Sixth to Third Avenues. This configuration switches the traditional placement of a parking lane and bicycle lane. The resulting roadway places the bicycle lane next to the curb and farthest away from vehicle traffic, so that the parked cars form a barrier protecting people riding bicycles from moving vehicle traffic. <br><br> Councilwoman Laura Pastor, the councilmember for District 4 (where both protected bicycle lanes reside), explained that this new addition to the city's streetscape "improves safety for our bicyclists and pedestrians, and helps to ensure we can all share the road safety." She added, "the city will continue to look at ways to improve our roads for everyone who wants to bike or walk, because that's what makes central Phoenix such a wonderful, vibrant community. The addition of protected bicycle infrastructure in Phoenix is the next step in our journey to a safer, stronger city."<br><br> Bicycle protection comes in other forms such as vertical markers like plastic posts or small bumps. In 2020, the city will host several public meetings focusing on identifying the best locations for adding protection to existing bicycle lanes. These meetings will be publicized at <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1426431/354097/3805/6/" target="_blank">phoenix.gov/streets</a>.<br><br> <img style="width:325px;vertical-align:auto;float:left;" alt="Bicycle Sign - State Law Requires 3 Ft. When Passing Bicycles" src="/streetssite/MediaAssets/Desert%20Foothills%20Pkwy%20N%20of%20Chandler%20Blvd%20Cropped%20and%20Credit.png" /> </p><h3>SIGNAGE</h3><p> The city is also installing more signs that are used to remind motorists to share the road and to give people on bicycles ample room when passing. In addition to standard signage, the city partnered with the <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1426431/354097/23624/9/" target="_blank">Rob Dollar Foundation</a> to add new signs at several strategic locations throughout Phoenix. The Federal Highway Administration, which establishes and approves road sign standards, granted Phoenix special permission to test and evaluate the use of these new signs. The signs remind drivers that state law requires a minimum of three feet to pass bicycles. 16 of these special signs were recently installed and an additional four will be installed by the end of the year. All of the signs will be evaluated before potential incorporation citywide.<br></p><h3> BICYCLE MASTER PLAN </h3><p> These safety improvements are part of a larger vision for active transportation within the Street Transportation department. The department recently added to its staff an Active Transportation Program Manager, Marielle Brown. Marielle will oversee the implementation of a robust active transportation program, including an update to the city's Bicycle Master Plan. The current plan was adopted in 2014, and its update is estimated for completion in fall 2021.        </p></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNewsstreet-transportationStreets



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Health Alert: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/DispForm.aspx?ID=16https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/Attachments/16/S275a.jpgHealth Alert: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)<div class="ExternalClass6158472297AD4DAC86558FE3A36DD428"><html>Read the City of Phoenix impacted services update; one comprehensive page to track what's open and operating and what's temporarily impacted.<br></html></div>Newshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/10543/9/2020 10:17:13 PM5/30/2020 10:17:13 PM

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