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Tempe Updates Its Transportation Master Plan

Series of public meetings planned

Post Date:05/13/2014 12:32 PM

Contact
Marie Chapple, Public Information Officer
480-350-8808
Marie_chapplecamacho@tempe.gov

Tempe residents can participate in the update of the Tempe Transportation Master Plan by attending a series of meetings beginning in late-May which will help familiarize them with current and proposed projects and encourage the creation of a shared vision for the plan.

The focus of the plan is to get visitors to Tempe and residents to their varied destinations while reducing single occupancy vehicle trips.

The meetings in May will cover topics related to:

- Preparation of the Tempe Transportation Master Plan: including existing conditions (demographics, traffic, transit, and bicycle/pedestrian)
-Tempe’s proposed arterial roadway, bike, pedestrian and transit priority corridors
-Changes to Tempe’s street cross-sections
-Tempe’s short- and long-term future street network
-Tempe’s short- and long-term future bus service plan
-Tempe’s short- and long-term bicycle and pedestrian network
-Neighborhood corridors and character area circulation needs
-Potential candidates for traffic calming and/or streetscape improvement

The second set of public meetings in August is intended to solicit feedback on the draft 2014 Transportation Master Plan. 

Public Meeting Information
Thursday, May 29, 6 - 8 p.m.
Tempe History Museum, 809 E. Southern Ave.

Saturday, May 31, 9 - 11 a.m.
Tempe Transportation Center, Don Cassano Community Room, 200 E. Fifth St.

Monday, Aug. 4, 6 – 8 p.m.
Tempe History Museum, 809 E. Southern Ave.

Saturday, Aug. 9, 9 – 11 a.m.
Tempe Transportation Center, Don Cassano Community Room, 200 E. Fifth St.

Other Public Meetings
In addition, the draft Transportation Master Plan will be presented to the Transportation Commission and other citizen committees before seeking final approval from Tempe City Council in September or October.

On-line Participation
Residents are also encouraged to participate on-line from May 1 to June 15, 2014 and can comment at www.tempe.gov/transportationplan

The original transportation plan was created in 2003 and updated in 2008 to address planned light rail transit and to create stronger land use and transportation planning of transit oriented development strategies. The new plan will guide the further development of a citywide, multi-modal transportation system integrated with the city’s land use plans. The current transportation plan can be found at www.tempe.gov/transportationplan.

For more information, please contact Shauna Warner, Neighborhood Services at 480-350-8883 or shauna_warner@tempe.gov.

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