This project will improve traffic circulation, safety and mobility for pedestrians and bicyclists on 3rd Street between Garfield Street and Indian School Road. The safety, mobility improvements and roadway modifications include:
- Reducing the number of travel lanes
- Adding bicycle lanes on both sides of the street
- Landscaping to add shade
- Upgrading traffic signals
- Street and pedestrian lighting
- Sidewalk, ADA and driveway upgrades
- Safer street crossings for pedestrians
This project was initiated from the 3rd Street Promenade Study, Reinvent Phoenix Mid-Town transit district planning, community feedback and the Downtown Phoenix Comprehensive Transportation Study (DPCTS). The DPCTS was undertaken to identify and evaluate potential roadway, transit, bicycle, pedestrian, and parking improvements associated with Phoenix’s downtown street and transportation system. The recommendations from the DPCTS resulted from studying a variety of transportation-related elements in the city's core, interviews with stakeholders, and meetings with community focus groups.
Project 100% Design Exhibit
3rd Street Design Exhibit
Project 95% Design Plans
3rd Street Design Renderings
The final design plans include the following recent design features:
- Dual tilt shade structures
- Protected bike lanes along 3rd Street
- Pedestrian-activated signals for people crossing at Oak Street and Vernon Avenue
- Green stencil bicycle lanes
Final Design – The project design is complete
Construction – Is substantially complete!
If you have questions concerning this project or would like to submit comments, please contact Design and Construction Management (DCM):
Public Input Archive
A second public engagement opportunity was held on October 15, 2020.
The meeting details are posted at the top of this page.
Thank you for your interest in making our city streets safer and more livable. Your questions and comments are valued as part of the public involvement process for this project.
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.
Updated January 2023