The busiest bicycle corridor in Arizona, College Avenue connects Apache Boulevard near the ASU campus with the College Avenue bicycle/pedestrian bridge over US 60. The streetscape includes enhanced sidewalk improvements, raised medians, median islands, bicycle lanes, raised intersections, street narrowing and extensive landscaping.
The project has sustainable features like water harvesting, desert landscaping and provides a cooling effect by removing asphalt and adding shade trees. This project cost $1.6 million and was funded by American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and Tempe Transit Sales Tax monies. The project was completed in 2011.