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
Using the previous studies and additional 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
Once 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.
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
April 2018: Project Kick Off