The city of Tempe will hold a series of open houses to gather resident feedback related to needs for mobility and accessibility within, around and through Tempe for the Transportation Master Plan (TMP). The purpose for the Transportation Master Plan is to guide the further development of a citywide multi-modal transportation system integrated with land use plans. The TMP provides the policy basis for how transportation funding is spent, and what projects or programs the city focuses on to provide transportation services for its citizens through the year 2040. The plan sets these projects and programs within the context of the broader community goals in the General Plan to guide the growth and development of Tempe and enhance quality of life.
The public will be introduced to the concept of complete street principles that will be used in the plan. Draft objectives developed with the aid of Citizen Advisory Transportation Commission will be shared with the community for comment and feedback. The plan will include elements related to streets, pedestrian facilities, bikeways, transit and high-capacity options (freeways and rail). The purpose of the open houses is to gather feedback on the character of a balanced street network and options for creating more pedestrian-friendly areas throughout Tempe.
Bus service is available to all meeting locations. For more information, please call Nancy Ryan with the city of Tempe at (480) 350-8096 or visit www.tempe.gov/transportationplan