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West Phoenix / Central Glendale Transit Corridor Study Public Meetings June 3 and 4, 2015

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  • West Phoenix / Central GlendaleTransit Corridor Study

    Public MeetingsJune 3 and 4, 2015

  • Ridership


  • Future Transit System


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    2000: Phoenix Transit Tax 2001: GO Glendale Transportation Tax 2004: Proposition 400

  • Timeline


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    Goal of Planning Study

    Develop a recommendationWhat type of transit?Where to locate the route?

  • Study Process


  • Study Schedule


  • Study Area and Transit Service Area


  • Level 1 Route Alternatives


  • Level 2 Route Alternatives


  • Level 3 Route Alternatives


  • Population Density (2010)

    13Source: US Census, 2010

  • Population Density (2030)

    14Source: Maricopa Association of Governments, 2013

  • Employment Density (2010)

    15Source: US Census, 2010

  • Employment Density (2030)

    16Source: Maricopa Association of Governments, 2013

  • Zero and One Car Households

    17Source: US Census, 2010

  • Types of Transit


  • Estimating Ridership

    How many riders are projected to use the new project if built?


    Glendale Ave Camelback/43rd AveCamelback/

    Grand/51st Ave

    Project miles 5.0 7.0 6.4

    Daily riders (light rail) 5,238 8,249 7,912

    Daily riders (bus rapid transit) 2,983 4,691 4,506

  • Economic Development Potential

    Analyzed potential effects on: Land use and development Population, employment and tax revenue Vacant and underutilized properties


  • Economic Development Potential

    Key FindingsAll alternatives create growth in employment

    and property value Light rail provides the most growth

    opportunitiesCamelback options have the greatest positive

    impact on growthGlendale Ave. offers significant redevelopment



  • Public Input to Date

    Camelback routes most popularConnection to Grand Canyon University

    Mixed feedback on Glendale Ave. routesSupport potential for revitalizationConcerns about downtown


  • Level 3 Evaluation Summary (to date)


  • Design Options under Consideration

    Travel lanes:Replace all travel lanes Reduce/eliminate a vehicle travel lane on

    some streets Location of guideway:MedianSide


  • Typical Cross Section – 4 Lanes of Traffic


  • Typical Cross Section – 2 Lanes of Traffic


  • Downtown Glendale Route Alternatives


  • Evaluation Criteria for Downtown

    Compatibility with existing land use, area plans and special events Economic development potential Future extension options Historic property impacts Pedestrian access Public input Right-of-way requirements Traffic considerations (parking and circulation)


  • Next Steps

    Obtain and incorporate additional public input Complete technical analysis Downtown Glendale Community Working GroupConvenes in JuneDetailed analysis of downtown options

    Develop a recommended alternative (route and type) for Council action in early 2016


  • Public Outreach Activities

    17 Events 26 Presentations 19 Agency meetings 6 public meetings 5 surveys 73 total activities


  • Alhambra High School Alhambra Neighborhood Association Alhambra Village Planning Committee Cactus District Open House Canyon Corridor Neighborhood Alliance Centerline Business Alliance Christmas in July event Downtown Merchants Meeting First Southern Baptist Church of Glendale Glendale Chamber of Commerce Glendale Citizens Transportation Oversight

    Commission Glendale City Council Glendale Family Bike Ride Glendale GAIN events Glendale General Plan Steering Committee Glendale Glitters Glendale Historic Preservation Commission Glendale Neighborhood Commission Glendale Planning Commission Glendale Rotary Club Glendale Serve Day Glendale West Rotary Club

    Glendale Women’s Club GO Glendale Open House Grand Canyon University Heart of Glendale Maryvale Village Planning Committee NEIGHBOR Alliance North Glen Square Neighborhood

    Association Ocotillo District Open House Ocotillo Glen Neighborhood Association Orangewood Elementary PTA Phoenix Citizens Transit Commission Phoenix City Council Phoenix GAIN events Touch-A-Truck event United Neighbors Association Valley Metro Public Meetings (6) Washington Park Neighborhood Association West Phoenix Revitalization Community

    Advisory Board West Plaza Neighborhood Association

    Public Outreach Activities


  • How You Can Give Input

    Visit project web

    Sign up for project distribution list Complete a feedback form Request a presentation


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    Megan CaseyCommunity Outreach Coordinator