Tempe and Mesa, AZ | 2010
Firm of Record: Tiffany Halperin, project lead and lead designer while at A Dye Design
Funded by the Maricopa Association of Governments Design Assistance Program, the City of Tempe and City of Mesa informed a feasibility study analyzing how to link the two cities along the south bank of the Rio Salado under Arizona Department of Transportation’s Loop 101/202 interchange. A critical missing link in the regional network of trails, this connection was identified as critical in creating a pedestrian and bicycle connection between the cities of Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale and Mesa. The purpose of the study was to discover if this multi-jurisdictional zone could be converted into a commuter route without impeding the capacity of the Salt River channel. The design and planning team lead both the stakeholder effort as well as the technical effort.
Highlights: Multi-Use Path | Bicycle/Ped. Commuter Route | Urban Design | Placemaking | Pedestrian Connectivity | 404 Waterway | Riparian Habitat Restoration | MAG Design Assistance Program | Utility/Infrastructure Challenges | Many Agencies/Stakeholders