​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Downtown North-South Bikeway Study

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​About the Project

The purpose of this project is to determine which streets are the best routes for people walking, riding bicycles, riding scooters, and driving wheelchairs to safely, conveniently, and comfortably travel to and between downtown destinations, including connections to other City of Phoenix projects on 3rd Street. The study will recommend active transportation and safety improvements on the recommended street(s). The study results and recommendations will synchronize with the T2050 Mobility Improvements Program, Road Safety Action Plan, Downtown Parking Study, Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Strategic Policy Framework, and Walkable Urban Code. Recommended projects could create connections to the 3rd Street Rio Salado to Lincoln Bike-Ped, 3rd Street Promenade, and Durango Street Mobility LID projects.

Goals of the Project

The goals include to evaluate and recommend efficient and safe north-south active transportation routes and 30% facility design for the necessary infrastructure in the area between Central Avenue, Roosevelt Street, 7th Street, and Lincoln Street.

Project Highlights

  • Robust stakeholder and public engagement
  • Understandable graphics and documentation
  • Video/visualization of the recommended route(s)​​

Project Schedule

The study will be conducted between July 2022 and July 2023. Public engagement activities will occur in late 2022 and early 2023 with two public meetings to be held in approximately January and April 2023.​

Updated ​May 2023

Downtown North-South Bikeway Study

Pre-recorded Public Presentation

​A video of the pre-recorded public presentation from January 30, 2023 is viewable via YouTube to help inform the public of the project, its impact and its purpose. A survey was conducted and those results are being used to inform the next stage of the planning project. The project team anticipates returning to the public in late 2023 to share the next stage of the planning process. 
​Project Location

The study is defined by the area bounded by Central Avenue, 7th Street, Lincoln Street, and Roosevelt Street.

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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 program​​​​​​​s 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.​​​