Hear study results of reverse lanes to downtown Phoenix

The City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department and Arizona State University will present their findings on Reverse Lanes on 7th Ave. and 7th St. study at two public meetings:

  • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 27, Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave.
  • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 10, Acacia Library, 750 E. Townley Ave.

The Street Transportation Department studied the reverse lanes to consider the impact that the lanes have on neighborhoods and local businesses.  The lanes provide north/south traffic flow and reduce congestion, but limit left turns during peak hours in the morning and afternoon.  The department studied crash rates, lane utilization, capacity analyses, cut-through traffic, and operational alternatives.  The city contracted with ASU College of Design – Phoenix Urban Research Laboratory to conduct a quality of life analysis of the reverse lanes.

The Seventh Avenue reverse lane, which spans six miles from McDowell Road to Northern Avenue, was implemented in 1979.  The Seventh Street reverse lane, which spans seven miles from McDowell Road to Dunlap Avenue, was implemented in 1982.  For more information, click here.

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