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Active Transportation Plan Approved

​On May 31, 2023, the Phoenix City Council approved an Active Transportation Plan that will guide expansion of bike lane miles and improvements to the citywide transportation network. 

The plan is an update to the city’s Bicycle Master Plan that was approved by City Council in 2014, and connects to the comprehensive Vision Zero Road Safety Action Plan that City Council approved in 2022.

Read the Active Transportation Plan ​Learn about the Vision Zero Road Safety Action Plan ​Phoenix Connected Active Neighbor​hoods (PhxCAN) ​

Project Background 

The City of Phoenix Active Transportation Plan is intended to build from and support existing plans and initiatives, including the Vision Zero Road Safety Action Plan, Climate Action Plan, Complete Streets Policy and the Phoenix General Plan, among others. 

The Active Transportation Plan will build off successes from those initiatives and identify specific barriers around walking, biking and rolling in Phoenix. The plan will include design guides supported by national best practice research, and what is already being implemented on the ground in Phoenix. The development of the plan is currently in progress.​


Continuous​ Progress

The city continues to make progress since developing the 2014 Bike Master Plan and has implemented hundreds of miles of bike lanes since its adoption. Phoenix is moving into the next phase of active transportation implementation by considering safety and comfort in design through the use of buffered and protected infrastructure. This is reflected in recently completed projects, such as the 3rd Avenue two-way protected bike lane and the 5th Avenue protected bike lane. 

Elements of those recently completed projects include:

  • Shade structures for pedestrians
  • Stormwater drainage modifications
  • Traffic signal safety improvements
  • Conventional and protected bike lanes

The photos below show the addition of a two-way protected bike lane along 3rd Avenue from Roosevelt Street to McDowell Road.
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Active Transportation Projects 

To learn more about other ongoing active transportation plan projects, follow the links below:

Live Virtual Public Meeting

​The Street Transportation Department hosted a live virtual public meeting on December 5, 2022, to present and discuss a draft of the Active Transportation Plan. A video recording of that meeting is available above and viewable on YouTube.

Draft Plan and Community Survey 

A draft of the Active Transportation Plan was shared with the community on December 5, 2022. Residents were asked to review the plan and provide feedback via an online survey available through January 8, 2023. The survey was available in English and Spanish.

The Street Transportation Department thanks the community members who participated in the public engagement process.​

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Questions? Want to follow the development of the plan? Contact us!​​​​​​​

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