About the Project
The Phoenix Street Transportation Department is proposing an update that would add continuous bike lanes along Hatcher Road from Central Avenue to 12th Street. The proposed changes also would impact parking, traffic calming and one driving lane along certain sections of the corridor.
Pavement maintenance (new asphalt) is scheduled along this corridor during 2023. If approved, the updates to the traffic and bike lanes would happen shortly thereafter. A more specific timeline for the pavement project will be available at a later date.
Bike lanes add space between people driving and people walking or biking for increased protection from vehicles, improved safety and added comfort. Additionally, the slight narrowing of the lane widths to accommodate bike lanes will help to guide cars and deter speeding.
The department is proposing the following for this area:
- A continuous bike lane will be added along the corridor (a buffered bike lane will be added where space permits)
- Existing semi-permanent traffic calming (vertical flex posts) would be removed and replaced with a buffered bike lane from Cave Creek Road to 12th Street
- Parking will be removed from Central Avenue to 2nd Street
- One eastbound lane will be removed at the 7th Street intersection
Scroll down to view cross-section diagrams that show the typical existing and proposed striping configurations. Please note that the striping at intersections along this corridor varies from the typical configurations shown below.