Central Phoenix Transportation Framework Study - Phoenix, AZ

Wilson & Company was selected to develop strategies for an environmentally sustainable, multi modal transportation system to serve the core area of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area well into the future – a system that likely will be implemented at multiple jurisdictional levels. Existing study area features were documented to identify opportunities to enhance the future multimodal transportation system to provide efficient and effective regional connectivity under Buildout assumptions – growth over the next 40 to 60 years.

Our team worked with the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) to develop a forecast of Buildout socioeconomic projections (8 million population in the region), based on growth scenarios, as defined by community vision, goals, and guiding development principles. A dynamic stakeholder involvement process resulted in identification of more than 200 potential improvement strategies to enhance vehicular, transit, bicycle, and pedestrian travel throughout the study area.

These improvement strategies were further investigated and technical memoranda prepared to detail potential strategies for:

•  Interstate 10/Interstate 17 “Spine” Corridor
•  Freeway System Plan
•  SR-30 Corridor Extension
•  Direct High Occupancy Vehicle (DHOV) Interchanges
•  Park-and-Ride Connectivity
•  Diverging Diamond Interchange Conversions
•  Active Traffic Management
•  Arterial Corridor and Intersection Concepts, and
•  Roadway Maintenance.

The study also involved investigation of the application of several identified strategies in the focused area of the downtown core to determine the feasibility of implementing road diets, one-way to two-way streets conversions, and complete street conversions to incorporate bicycle and parking within available right-of-way.

Maricopa Association of Governments, City of Phoenix
Services Provided 

•  TransCAD Travel Demand Modeling
•  Synchro, VISSIM, and TransModeler Traffic Analyses and Simulation
•  Conceptual Roadway and Intersection Design
•  Transit & Nonmotorized Transportation Strategies
•  Stakeholder involvement