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
- A public meeting was held Dec. 12, 2018 and online comment was taken from Dec. 12, 2018 to Jan. 9, 2019. Read the comments PDF.
- Public meetings were held Feb. 2 and 5, 2019 and online comment was taken from Feb. 2 to Feb. 18, 2019. Read the comments PDF.
- Public meetings will be held March 26, 2019 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Broadmor Elementary School, 311 Aepli and on March 30 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at University Presbyterian Church, 139 E. Alameda Dr. Online comment will be available March 26 to April 9.
- Construction to begin in early 2020
- Completed in late 2020
- February 2 and 5, 2019 public meeting exhibits PDF
- February 2019 Alameda Drive Tree Type Example PDF
- February 2019 Alameda Drive Streetscape design example PDF
- January 2019 Alameda Drive parking counts PDF
- December 12, 2018 public meeting presentation PDF
- Urban Forest Master Plan
- Design concept 2015 PDF
- Read the public comments received from 9/16 to 9/30/15 PDF
- Read the public comments received from 5/6 to 6/14/15 PDF
- PowerPoint from Sept. 16, 2015 public meeting PDF
- PowerPoint from May 6, 2015 public meeting PDF
- Alameda segment 1 from 48th Street to Tempe Diablo Stadium 2015 PDF
- Alameda segment 2 from Tempe Diablo Stadium to Priest 2015 PDF
- Alameda segment 3 from Priest to Railroad Tracks 2015 PDF
- Alameda segment 4 from Railroad Tracks to Rural 2015 PDF
- Improvements A 2015 PDF
- Improvements B 2015 PDF
- Map of project area 2015 PDF
For more information, contact Project Manager Bonnie Richardson at 480-350-8628