Complete Streets?

In July of 2014, City of Phoenix council members moved to adopt two new ordinances aimed at promoting Complete Streets.  They aim to take a holistic view of how our streets are designed, developed, marked and managed.  This will hopefully allow us to transition our thoroughfares to the future in a way that allows them to continue to be relevant in the face of demographic and technology changes.

In today's ever-changing world, it's hard to imagine how we will be transporting ourselves in the future.  What we do know is that there are and will be people on our streets using methods other than private automobile.  We have those who are on foot, those in wheelchairs, as well as those on bicycles, scooters and skateboards.  The vehicles also come in several classes besides private auto -- freight carriers, heavy equipment, and emergency responders, to name a few.  In the future, we may have self-driving cars, personal mobility devices like the Segway, or some new and exciting technology not yet imagined.

The SAVES and Connects 56th Street Group is working with the City to make 56th Street a Complete Street.  Rather than reinvent the wheel, we refer you to the City of Phoenix link that describes this initiative well.