Multi-Use Paths and Bridges


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Tempe has dozens of multi-use paths and bike/ped bridges including the following:

Crosscut Canal Multi-use Path is located in north Tempe from Washington Street to the Scottsdale border. The 2.5 mile path follows Salt River Project’s Crosscut Canal through Papago Park and connects to Tempe’s Evelyn Hallman and Moeur parks, and provides the only non-motorized, accessible route between north Tempe and Tempe Town Lake, downtown Tempe and METRO light rail.  Phase I was completed in 2002 with Phase II constructed in 2011. The project includes a paved path facility, landscaping, lighting and public art. 

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El Paso Gasline Multi-use Path runs along the El Paso Gasline easement from Kiwanis Park to Rural Road where it meets a one-mile stretch of bike lane along Southshore Drive to McClintock Drive, meeting up with the existing El Paso Gasline path that runs between McClintock Drive and Price Road. Completed in August 2015, the half-mile section of pathway includes paved pathway, lighting, landscaping, public art and other amenities, was funded almost entirely with $1.3 million in federal transportation grants. Picture coming soon


Kyrene Canal Multi-use Path connects the Western Canal MUP to just south of Warner Road in south Tempe.Completed in 2002, this 2.5 mile pathway has lighting, landscaping and other amednities.

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Rio Salado Multi-use Paths are located around Tempe Town Lake. Tempe has 7.5 miles of continuous multi-use path around the lake. 

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Tempe Canal Multi-use Path is located in east Tempe from University Drive to just south of Apache Boulevard.  Completed in 2009, this one mile project includes lighting, landscaping and public art.



Western Canal Multi-use Path is located in south Tempe and connects Arizona Mills Mall to Price Road. Completed in 2010, this six mile project includes lighting, landscaping and public art.

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College Avenue Bike/Ped Bridge is located on College Avenue over the US 60, and was completed in 2003.

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Country Club Way Bike/Ped Bridge is located on County Club Way over the US 60, and was completed in 2004.


Tempe Town Lake Bike/Ped Bridge is located over the Tempe Town Lake on the west end, and was completed in 2011.

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