Aug. 16, 2013
Residents can also apply for Pedestrian and Bicycling Ad Hoc Task Force
The city of Phoenix Street Transportation Department is soliciting feedback on its proposed “complete streets” policy. A complete street is a design concept that provides guidelines to ensure Phoenix roads, sidewalks and other streetscape elements are accessible, convenient and safer for all users, including motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians. A copy of the draft policy is available at the Streets Department website.
"Building a streets system that accommodates cars, public transit, bicyclists and pedestrians is critical to making Phoenix a great modern city," said Mayor Greg Stanton. "A complete streets policy that incorporates all of these forms of transportation into a single plan is key to our economic success as a city."
Residents who would like to provide feedback on the draft policy are welcome to e-mail comments to firstname.lastname@example.org, or send them to Complete Streets c/o Matthew Heil, City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department, 5th Floor, 200 W. Washington St., Phoenix AZ 85003. Community groups with interest in a presentation on the city’s complete streets draft policy can request more information.
“This is a great opportunity for Phoenix residents and community members to share their views on the future of street designs in our city,” said Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee chair Councilwoman Thelda Williams. “This feedback will help us ensure that our roads are safe and accessible for everyone who wants to use them.”
Interested residents also can apply to serve on the city’s newly forming Pedestrian & Bicycling Ad Hoc Task Force. The task force will meet several times over approximately nine months to review and provide recommendations on the city’s complete streets draft policy and related elements, including the citywide bike master plan. Applications are available at the Streets Department website, and will be accepted through Aug. 23, 2013.