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. Funding: $1.3 million for Phase I from the Bureau of Reclamation and $65,000 from Tempe transit tax fund. For Phase II,  $1.5 million in American Reinvestment and Recovery Act funds.

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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 amenities. Funding: Approximately $600,000 from Salt River Project.

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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. Funding:

South Bank

  • 143 to Priest Drive: $1 million from Tempe transit tax fund and $460,000 from Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality fund.
  • Priest Drive Underpass: $1.2 million from Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality fund and $60,000 from Tempe transit tax fund.
  • Priest Drive to Beach Park: $1 million from Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality fund and 57,000 from Tempe transit tax fund.
  • Beach Park to McClintock Drive: $3 million from Tempe transit tax fund.
  • McClintock Drive to Mesa: $2.2 million from Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality fund and $110,000 from Tempe transit tax fund.

 

North Bank

  • Priest Drive to Scottsdale Road: $3 million in Tempe transit tax fund,
  • Scottsdale Road to Indian Bend Wash: Approximately $500,000 Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality fund and $600,000 in Tempe transit tax fund,

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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. Funding: $500,000 from Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality fund and $600,000 from Tempe transit tax fund.

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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. Funding: $3.5 million from Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality fund and $7.6 million from Tempe transit tax fund. 

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College Avenue Bike/Ped Bridge is located on College Avenue over the US 60, and was completed in 2003.  Funding: Approximately $1.5 from Arizona Department of Transportation fund.

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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. Funding: $300,000 from Arizona Department of Transportation, $300,000 from Tempe transit tax fund, $1.3 million from Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality fund.

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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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