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Key Corridors Master Plan​

The Key Corridors Master Plan (KCMP) is a City initiative to change the way we look at our transportation system and the needs of the people who use it. Our City is changing rapidly – more people and businesses are moving here every day, neighborhoods and activity areas are being created, and people’s travel patterns are changing. The KCMP will create complete transportation networks to accommodate the many ways that people travel on our street system. ​​​

 

Our most vulnerable road users require special care to keep them safe as they travel
Bicyclists are safest when dedicated and connected paths and lanes are provided for them.
It is essential to create a well-balanced transportation network that allows vehicles to travel efficiently, while safely sharing streets.
Public transportation connects people to homes, schools, jobs, and many other important destinations.
Trucks and other large vehicles move people, goods, and services through our city.

PRO​CESS

​1. LEARN FROM PREVIOUS WORK​​

The City already has done a great deal of work to plan for our transportation system future. The first step was to compile and coordinate relevant studies such as: 

  • ​​Transportation 2050 (2015) 
  • T2050 Mobility Improvements Program (In-Progress)
  • Reinvent PHX (2015) • PlanPHX General Plan (2015)
  • Comprehensive Bicycle Master Plan (2014)
  • Central Phoenix Transportation Framework Study (2014) 
  • MAG Freight Transportation Plan (In-Progress) 
  • MAG Regional Transit Framework Study Update (In-Progress) 
  • MAG 2040 Regional Transportation Plan (2017) • Village Community Plans​

2. PLAN AND CREATE TRAVEL NETWORKS

network illustrationUsing the previous studies and additio​nal data, we recommend balanced networks, that appropriately accommodate all transportation modes. The goal is for safe and efficient travel no matter which mode you use.

Example: Transit Emphasis Corridors need to be planned to allow transit to be rapid and reliable, while still  providing safe and convenient travel for people walking, riding bicycles, and driving vehicles.

3. IDENTIFY MISSING PIECES AND CHALLENGES

street grid graphicOnce the gaps and deficiencies were identified in each network, solutions for improving corridors were recommended.  Each major transportation mode has its own safe and efficient way to travel as part of the overall balanced network.

4. INTEGRATE WITH STREET PLANNING AND DESIGN MANUAL


The City of Phoenix is in the process of updating the Street Planning and Design Manual (SPDM).  The KCMP and SPDM work in tandem to create a unified and seamless experience for all users. KCMP recommends street typologies that define street types, function, and street elements (number of lanes, transit infrastructure, sidewalks, bike lanes, etc.). SPDM will utilize information from the KCMP to create street cross sections standards, dimensional criteria, and other engineering criteria.

SCHEDULE

April 2018: Project Kick Off​
December 2018: System Assessment
March 2019: Round I Stakeholder and Public Outreach​
December 2019: Corridor Assessment​
January 2020: Round II Stakeholder and Public Outreach
February 2020: Project Completion​​​​​​​​​​

​​Using the KCMP

​​Follow these sequential steps:


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​​Required Documents/Resources

​1. Roadway Functional Classification map

​2. KCMP Key Corridors map

​3. KCMP Complete Networks maps

​4. KCMP Typologies/Cross-Sections

​5. KCMP Project Worksheet Templates

​​6. Street Planning and Design Manual