The city of Phoenix is discussing making pedestrian and other safety upgrades to the North 32nd Street Corridor.

City officials recently held a virtual public meeting to talk about the proposed changes to north 32nd Street between east Shea Boulevard and east Cholla Street. A survey also was provided for residents to provide feedback on design options.

Construction of State Route 51 led to a decrease in traffic volume along this area of 32nd Street. That allows the city to study ways to enhance the safety of the road while providing a more vibrant community along north 32nd Street. Some constraints to possible road changes include overhead power lines on the western side, as well as existing water and sewer lines, high-pressure gas lines and other infrastructure.

The city is considering “right-sizing” the roadway for existing and anticipated traffic volumes, as well as widening sidewalks to provide pedestrian safety, reconfiguring dedicated bike lanes and increasing the landscape elements along the corridor. City officials when they refer to “right-sizing” mean they are proposing adding medians, sidewalks, bike lanes and trees that would make the corridor safer and more hospitable for recreation outdoors.

The city of Phoenix is in the early design phase and it plans to share concepts again in the near future. No construction schedule is in place yet as it is still in the design phase. To learn more, visit



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