Tempe, AZ | 2016
Urban Design: Tiffany Halperin, urban design
Civil Engineer: Kittleson & Associates, Inc.
The City of Tempe was awarded a Design Assistance grant by the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) to study alternative improvements to Alameda Drive from 48th Street on the west to Rural Road on the east. The Alameda Corridor has been assigned a “bicycle wheel” theme in the City’s bicycle route branding effort. This project evaluated multiple roadway cross section alternatives and engaged the local community in selecting a preferred set of improvements for the bicycle boulevard and considerations to enhance the pedestrian experience. The proposed improvements will designate new bicycle facilities along Alameda Drive and enhance the existing pedestrian experience by incorporating shade, art, and wayfinding elements while reducing pedestrian encounters with vehicles.
Highlights: Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements | Urban Design | Placemaking | MAG Design Assistance | Urban Heat Mitigation Strategies | Water Reduction | Art as Shade