About the Project
The Phoenix Street Transportation Department is proposing an update that would add bike lanes on University Drive / Riverview Drive from 7th Street to 16th Street.
If approved, the timeline for the project would be winter 2023.
This is an industrial/commercial area with access to the nearby Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area pathway. The width of the street varies throughout the project area, but is consistently wide enough to accommodate the addition of bike lanes while preserving the existing parking lanes.
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 the bike lanes will help to guide
cars and deter speeding.
The department is proposing three options for this area:
- Option A: Current design - one driving lane in each direction and no on-street parking
- Option B: One driving lane in each direction with bike lanes and on-street parking
- Option C: One driving lane in each direction with buffered bike lanes and no
Scroll down to view cross-section diagrams of each option.