As part of an effort to make the city's roadways safer for people who drive cars, ride bicycles and pedestrians, while attempting to maintain the existing number of travel lanes and improving connections with transit, the City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department will be implementing a series of transportation improvements for 20th Street between Glendale Avenue and the Grand Canal south of Osborn Road.
The 20th Street project corridor was identified as the fourth priority out of 39 corridors for implementation in the City of Phoenix Bicycle Master Plan adopted by City Council in November 2014.
In 2016, city staff applied for and were awarded a Maricopa Association of Governments Design Assistance Grant to complete a project assessment report to assess the current conditions and develop a series of safety improvements for the 20th Street bicycle corridor to transform it to a low-stress environment for bicyclists.
20th Street has two to four travel lanes in the corridor and can provide a safe, easy, rideable and walkable thoroughfare to connect residents to schools, employment, restaurants and shopping (i.e. Town and Country Shopping Center, Camelback Colonnade Center) and major bus routes. The proposed project will greatly enhance connectivity with existing and planned bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure and transit service for this transportation corridor.
The proposed plan for this project maintains the existing number of travel lanes on 20th Street; enhances pedestrian safety; and includes various bicycle lane designs such as buffered bike lanes.
The 20th Street corridor is located approximately a quarter mile east of SR-51, and provides access to four grade separated non-motorized passes of the freeway at the Grand Canal, Campbell Avenue, Maryland Avenue, and the Arizona Canal.
This corridor is the 4th highest priority of the City of Phoenix Bicycle Master Plan, connecting the regional shared-use path along the Grand Canal to the access road.
20th Street Project Study Area Map
20th Street Existing Conditions Report (June 2017)
20th Street Photo Gallery
Proposed Design Plans for 20th Street
Design Concept Reports and Studies
20th Street from Glendale Avenue to Grand Canal Design Concept Report
Street Transportation Title VI and ADA Program
Title VI Notice to the Public and ADA Policy Statement
The City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department hereby gives notice that it is the agency's policy to assure full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title II of The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related statutes and regulations in all programs and activities. These federal statutes require that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program, activity or service the City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department administers. More information regarding the Title VI program can be found at Street Transportation Title VI and ADA Program or email STR Title VI Program.