Tempe is working on plans to add three miles of bicycle and pedestrian improvements that will link Kiwanis Park to downtown.
Public meetings have taken place, but there remains time for comments on the proposed project that runs along Kyrene Road, Roosevelt Street and Farmer Avenue, between University Drive and Baseline Road.
The deadline is Oct. 3. For more: tempe.gov/handlebars.
The project would include dedicated bicycling facilities, street crossing treatments, lighting, landscaping, ADA and sidewalk improvements and other amenities, according to a release.
“The improvements will provide a more comfortable and accessible bike and pedestrian corridor with direct connections to regional destinations like Kiwanis and Clark parks, Western Canal, Alameda Drive Streetscape and downtown Tempe,” the release stated.
This project is included in the Transportation Master Plan and the Tempe General Plan 2040.
City officials said the design is funded through Tempe’s dedicated transit tax, and construction is paid by a federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Grant.
Design is expected to be completed in 2024 with construction beginning later that year or early 2025, according to the release.