This project will traverse east and west in Tempe from Rural Road to 48th Street at the Phoenix border and will involve re-characterizing three miles of a wide collector street with no current bike or pedestrian amenities other than signage into a premier bicycle boulevard. The project is identified in the Tempe Transportation Plan and has some of the highest east/west ridership numbers in Tempe according to Tempe Bicycle Action Group. The project links directly to Phoenix and bike lanes on Roeser. Alameda would ultimately link to Mesa and the 8th Street bikeway, across the 101 freeway with a bike/pedestrian bridge that is proposed, but not yet funded.
The project also links directly to the location of a bike/ped bridge over the I-10 to Diablo Stadium that is now funded as part of ADOT’s near term improvements to the interstate. This collector street also links directly to two schools, established neighborhoods as well as major industrial/employment areas like Fountain Head.
This project would transform the street from a wide corridor and introduce landscaping, ADA and sidewalk improvements, lighting, enhanced street crossings, traffic calming buffered or protected bike lanes and green bike lanes like other Tempe projects. $75,000 has been secured for design of the project.
The next public meeting is scheduled for Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. at Broadmor Elementary School, 311 E. Aepli, Tempe. Public comment will be taken beginning on Sept. 16 thru Oct. 7. Another public meeting will be held Nov. 7.
Proposed design concept completed: End of 2015