Annual Salt River Project Canal Maintenance scheduled for Nov. 20 to Dec. 20, 2015. Closures of one or both banks below may occur based on work load:
- Tempe Canal between Country Club Drive (Mesa) and 8th Street
- Western Canal between ½ mile south of Guadalupe and 56th Street
- Western Canal between 48th and 7th streets
More information is available at: http://www.srpnet.com/water/canals/pdfx/csdup7years_public.pdf
SRP will also be performing canal maintenance along the Western Canal MUP from Priest Drive to Rural Road until April 1, 2016 that may close the path at times. The majority of work occurring between Thanksgiving and the end of the year.
In 2015, the League of American Bicyclists re-designated Tempe a Gold-Level Bicycle-Friendly Community Award winner. With almost four percent of Tempe residents biking to work, Tempe has one of the highest percentages of bicycle commuters in the country. Tempe uses the best methods for integrating bicycling and bicycle infrastructure into all levels of city planning. The city’s urban design plans include accommodations for bicycling in order to integrate bicycling as part of the culture of Tempe and to assist in the enhancement of a balanced transportation system. Because of the support from the Tempe City Council, Arizona State University, the community and non-profit organizations like the Tempe Bicycle Action Group, Tempe is one of the leading bike communities in the country. The League of American Bicyclists examined traffic engineering facilities and policies and bicycling promotion efforts of the communities. The organization also considered cities’ enforcement of traffic laws on motorists and cyclists, efforts to educate both groups on traffic safety and processes to plan for and evaluate policies and facilities for bicycling.
All multi-use paths in Tempe are ADA accessible.
Each April, Tempe holds two bicycling events: The Tour de Tempe Community Bike Ride (April 3, 2016) and Bike to Work Day (April 20, 2016). Both showcase Tempe's 175 miles of bikeways.