Our goal by 2050 is to make walking, cycling, and transit commonly used and enjoyed in every Phoenix neighborhood. This goal will result in 90% of the population living within one-half mile of transit and 40% of the population choosing to commute by walking, biking, or transit.
Currently, 86% of the population lives with one-half mile of transit, while less than 10% of the population currently commutes by walking, biking or transit.
The desired outcome of a sustainable transportation system includes making walking, cycling, and transit commonly used and enjoyed in every Phoenix neighborhood. This will be accomplished through two key actions:
1. Implementing the Transportation 2050 Plan which includes:
Tripling the amount of light rail miles to 60
Allowing 90% of the population to be a 10-minute walk from transit through the expansion of routes and service frequency (and shaded bus stops)
Creating 300 miles of walkable bike paths, greenways and vibrant urban canal paths
Encouraging walking and biking, and expanding the bike share system
2. Lowering the carbon intensity of the current transportation system by 80% by:
Developing 15 vibrant compact complete centers throughout the city to provide the majority of services residents need within their local community
Encouraging environmentally friendly transportation modes and providing infrastructure for electric vehicles and low carbon fuel vehicles.
What are we doing now?