About the Project
What: A bicycle lane is proposed to be added in each direction on 16th Street between Adams Street and Roosevelt Street by removing one northbound travel lane. Parking availability/restrictions will remain the same. Slight traffic lane striping adjustments are also planned between Jefferson and Adams Streets.
When: This section of 16th Street is scheduled to receive pavement maintenance (new asphalt) as part of the
Accelerated Pavement Maintenance Program in spring 2021. The fresh pavement is a blank slate, creating an opportunity to change the traffic lane striping (paint).
Why: The bicycle lanes add dedicated space for people riding bicycles and make it easier for people driving cars to see them. This improves both comfort and safety for all users of the roadway. The proposed bicycle lanes provide connectivity to nearby bicycle lanes and public transit. The proposed changes also rebalance the roadway. These proposed changes also tie to citywide plans including
Reinvent Phoenix, the
Eastlake-Garfield Transit Oriented Development Policy Plan and the
Complete Streets Policy.
The images below show the typical proposed striping layout. These plans will change slightly throughout the corridor including approaching intersections (for example, due to the addition of turn lanes).
Current Typical Travel Lanes
Proposed Typical Travel Lanes
Cross-sections for entire corridor