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Active Transportation Plan

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Active Transportation Program

​Active transportation is walking, bicycling, using a small wheeled vehicle, or a mobility device. It includes e-scooters and other new types of lightweight, electric vehicles. In 2019, the Phoenix Street Transportation Department decided to start using the term "active transportation" to include all of the ways people travel city roadways. Using this general term also is a good way to explain how multi-use paths and pedestrian signal crossings (HAWKs) help people get from place to place. 

People riding eScooters in downtown Phoenix

​Riders enjoy active transportation on rentable e-Scooters​ in downtown Phoenix.

Our Vision

In 2020, the Active Transportation Program developed its vision, “In 20 years Phoenicians will enjoy active transportation as part of daily life.” In order for people to enjoy active transportation, the infrastructure has to be safe, comfortable and connected. Making active transportation part of daily life will look differently for everyone. In central areas of Phoenix, people might choose active transportation for most of their trips. In more residential areas, people might choose active transportation to get to nearby parks, schools, trails and transit stations. 

Our Work

Currently, the Active Transportation Program is laying the groundwork for this vision by ensuring Phoenix is designing enjoyable and connected active transportation infrastructure. Through the Accelerated Pavement Maintenance Program, we are adding new bike lanes and adding buffers to existing bike lanes throughout the city. Through​​ the pavement program we are also able to connect older bike lanes to and through intersections.  

Active Transportation Program staff manage Pre-Design Projects that provide larger scale active transportation improvements throughout the city. Staff also provide technical expertise on active transportation for projects that are in design and construction.  

The Active Transportation Program coordinates with city departments and community groups on active transportation issues in Phoenix. The Active Transportation Program staff ensures city staff have access to professional development focusing on active transportation.​​

​Useful Links

Bike Lane​ ProjectsRegional Bike Map
Phoenix Bikeways Open Data Resources
Shared Micromobility Program (e-scooters, e-bikes)Phoenix Conne​cted Active Neighborhoods (PhxCAN)Safety Topics

Phoenix Bikeways in Lane Miles

Bike boulevard: 5.08 miles
Standard bike lane: 1,184.16 miles
Two-way bike lane: 1.99 miles
Bridge bike lane: 4.67 miles
Bus bike lane: 1.79 miles
Shared use unpaved bike lane: 58.87 miles
Shared use paved bike lane: 123.65 miles
Tunnel bike lane: 3.10 miles
Total: 1,383.30 miles (data as of December 2023)

The First Two-Way Protected Bike Lane in Phoenix

Two-way Protected Bike Lanes Roosevelt to McDowell

Two-Way Protected Bicycle Lanes opened in June 2021 along 3rd Avenue from Roosevelt Street to McDowell Road. These lanes will be extended north to Thomas Road as part of a future project.

​Request Changes to a Street

If you would like to see something change on your street, please let us know! The first step is to figure out the type of change you would like to see.  

Request a Bike Rack

If you would like to request a bike rack in front of your business, please contact the Active Transportation team at bike@phoenix.gov.​​

Active Transportation Around the City

May 2021 Carnation Community Bike Ride - Sonoran Bikeway on 3rd AvenueMembers of the Carnation neighborhood set off on a community ride to celebrate the Osborn to Indian School road improvements to the Sonoran Bikeway​.Bicycle riders enjoy the Grand Canalscape Phase 1 and 2​ project.​

Contact Us

​​Contact the Active Transportation team at bike@phoenix.gov for more information about active transportation in Phoenix.

Bike to Work Day 2019​​Riders in downtown Phoenix celebrate Bike to Work Day 2019.​​​Woman Riding Mountain Bike on Phoenix Trail​A mountainbiker enjoys one of the many exhilarating trails in Phoenix.

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