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Oct. 31 is deadline for Phoenix residents to take reverse lane survey

[Source: Lynh Bui, The Arizona Republic]

Next week is the last week residents can take an online survey the city is conducting about the reverse lanes on Seventh Avenue and Seventh Street. The information will be submitted to a task force charged with developing recommendations to keep, eliminate or alter the controversial system, which adds an additional lane of traffic going north- or southbound during morning and afternoon rush hours.

Supporters say the reserve lanes alleviate congestion for commutes in and out of downtown. Opponents worry the lanes, which limit left-turn movements, are dangerous and encourage cut-through traffic in local neighborhoods.

The last day to take the survey is Oct. 31. It is at phoenix.gov/STREETS/index.html.

 

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Which downtown Phoenix “character area” do you live/work in?

In early July, the Phoenix City Council voted to adopt the Downtown Plan, a vision for future growth, neighborhoods, and parking, and the first part of the Urban Form Project.  The Plan defines Character Areas within the plan boundaries (roughly bound by Seventh Avenue, Buckeye Road, Seventh Street and McDowell Road) with the goal of ensuring that city planning and zoning decisions stay consistent with the Character Areas.  So what Character Area do you live and/or work in?  Click here and then go to the specific page(s) of interest:

  • Arizona State University (page 3-10)
  • Biomedical (page 3-33)
  • Business Core (page 3-7)
  • East McDowell (page 3-27)
  • Evans Churchill (page 3-29)
  • Government (page 3-39)
  • Light Rail (page 3-10)
  • Park Neighborhoods (page 3-47)
  • Roosevelt (page 3-15)
  • Seventh Avenue (page 3-18)
  • Townsend Park (page 3-25)
  • Van Buren (page 3-35)
  • Warehouse (page 3-42)
  • West McDowell (page 3-23)

If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, contact Dean Brennan, Principal Planner, Phoenix Planning Department, by e-mail or phone at 602-262-4499.