Scottsdale embarks on a project of which few people are aware -- but one that will benefit many.
Improvements will begin on one of the most traveled multiuse paths in Scottsdale: the SRP canal banks between Chaparral Road and Indian Bend Wash. Besides constructing a desert-colored concrete path and adding more landscaping along the western bank of the canal, new pedestrian bridges and enhanced crossings will be built. There will also be an emphasis on creating more connections to nearby neighborhoods.
Approximately half of the project’s funding is coming from federal grants and the remainder is being paid for with revenue from the dedicated transportation sales tax.
This new project is part of the plan to create a corridor for bicyclists and pedestrians all the way from the Papago Park region, through downtown Scottsdale and eventually connecting with our McDowell Sonoran Preserve. It is just one of the projects that is either underway or being planned to make Scottsdale more pedestrian-friendly for our residents and visitors. Check out this link for more information: http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/construction/az-canal-path
I believe it is important for us to continue developing connections between our shopping areas, restaurants, arts and cultural venues – and also our parks and neighborhoods. Walkability is what helps make a city a community.
I am committed to working with businesses, organizations and neighborhoods to increase our connections to one another in order to sustain our special quality of life.
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