Next Public Meeting
May 29, 2014 at 6 p.m.
Tempe History Museum
809 E. Southern Avenue, Tempe
May 31, 2014 at 9 a.m.
Tempe Transportation Center, Don Cassano Room
200 E. Fifth Street, Tempe
Public comment will be available online from May 1 to June 15 at www.tempe.gov/forum
The purpose for the Transportation Master Plan (TMP) 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 2030.
The TMP 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 City of Tempe’s Comprehensive Transportation Plan, which will be re-named the Transportation Master Plan, was first adopted in 2003 and was later updated in 2008. The TMP is intended to be an adaptable plan and will be updated as needed.
Since 2008, the TMP has contained several components that transition Tempe from a car-dominated transportation system to a multi-modal transportation system. It is based on the philosophy and strategies of the 2003 Council-adopted plan. The 2008 plan highlighted the ability to move people, instead of focusing entirely on improving the ability to move vehicles.
For a new Transportation Master Plan the intentions of the multi-modal elements within the TMP are to:
• Coordinate local and regional land use and transportation decisions;
• Created a more balanced transportation system and reduce reliance on the automobile;
• Preserve neighborhood character while enhancing quality of life;
• Enhance streets to maximize safe and efficient use by all users such as pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders and motorists following the principles of “Complete Streets;"
• Ensure transportation assets (equipment, improvements and programs) are adequately maintained;
• Utilize technology to improve accessibility and mobility; and
• Identify an investment program that shows how the city expects to use revenue from current and future funding sources.
PowerPoint presentation from Nov. 28 and Dec. 1, 2012 meetings
Tempe’s first community meeting in 2012 shared the currently planned transportation improvements by mode:
In updating the Transportation Master Plan, staff will approach the planning for future transportation improvements as “balanced streets” which include integration of multiple modes when improvements are made so that streets move people instead of only cars.
For information, contact Robert Yabes, Project Manager.