Connect with Transportation Options efforts-in-progress, and the partners who are helping to make them happen:
City of Phoenix Complete Streets Program:
Complete Streets are designed to encourage and facilitate active transportation and public health, and accommodate people of all ages and abilities.
The Grand Canalscape Project will create a nearly 12-mile continuous trail system along the Grand Canal from I-17 to the Phoenix/Tempe Border.
Living Streets Alliance Big Jump Project:
The initiative, which aims to double or triple bike ridership in specific neighborhoods, hopes to prove that when cities make smart changes, more people ride bikes, and communities become better places to live, work and play.
100 miles of shared-use paths in Pima County connecting Tuscon, South Tuscon, Oro Valley, and Marana.
A high-frequency bus line in Flagstaff that connects residential areas, the university campus, downtown Flagstaff, and commercial/employment areas.
Valley Metro Safe Place:
Safe Place is a national youth outreach program designed to provide immediate help and safety for teen ages 12-17 who are in crisis.
Get a bird’s eye view of efforts from around the country that can be an inspiration and reference point for Arizona-based work:
HUD Moving to Work:
Promotes innovative housing strategies by exempting participating cities from many public housing and voucher rules and giving more flexibility with how Federal funds are used.
Open Streets MPLS:
Open Streets Minneapolis brings together community groups and local businesses to temporarily close major thoroughfares to car traffic, and open them up for people walking, biking, skating, and playing.
Rides to Wellness Initiative:
The Federal Transit Administration launched the Rides to Wellness Initiative to increase partnerships between health and transportation providers and show the positive financial benefit to such partnerships.
Safe Routes to Parks:
The National Recreation and Park Association created a campaign around Safe Routes to Parks to implement environmental and policy strategies that create safe and equitable access to parks for all people.
Vision Zero Los Angeles:
This citywide effort works toward creating safer streets and protecting the most vulnerable road users.
WALKscope is a mobile tool for collecting data related to sidewalks, intersections, and pedestrian counts in the Denver metro area.