As part of an effort to make the city's roadways safer for people that drive cars, ride bicycles and pedestrians, while maintaining the existing number of travel lanes and improving connections with transit, the city of Phoenix Street Transportation Department is proposing 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 priority #4 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 was 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