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Alameda Drive Bicycle / Pedestrian Street Improvements Project

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 AlamedaPicture of Alameda Drive

The Alameda Drive Bicycle/Pedestrian Streetscape Project spans  three miles east to west in Tempe between Rural Road and 48th Street at the Phoenix border. The project involves redesigning this very wide collector street without bike or pedestrian amenities (other than signage and some sidewalks) into an enhanced pedestrian area and bicycle boulevard while keeping vehicle access.  The design concept was developed in 2015 and was used to get federal grants for construction. 

The project is identified in the Tempe Transportation Master Plan and has some of the highest east/west bicycle ridership in Tempe. The project links directly to Phoenix’s bike lanes on Roeser Road, named Alameda Drive in Tempe. The project also links directly to a proposed bicycle/pedestrian bridge over the I-10 at Alameda Drive that is funded as part of ADOT’s improvements to the interstate which will connect to Tempe Diablo Stadium.

This project will transform this wide street to a walkable, bikeable street with landscaping, sidewalk improvements, enhanced street crossings, traffic calming, and enhanced bike lanes. 

Funding: Construction - $1.5 million Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Grant & $110,000 Transit Tax


  • Public meetings were held May 6, 2015, Sept. 16, 2015, Dec. 12 & 17, 2018, Feb. 2 & 5, 2019 and March 26 & 30, 2019.
  • Construction to begin in 2021



For more information, contact Project Manager  Bonnie Richardson at 480-350-8628