What would MovePHX do for me?
Whether you travel the city by bus, train, car, bike or on foot, there is something in the plan for everyone. MovePHX will expand current light rail lines. It will increase bus frequency by 70% and bring longer operation hours. Not only that, the initiative will lay a fresh coat of asphalt on 680 miles of streets while creating more than 1,080 miles of additional bike lanes and 135 miles of sidewalks. Resources will also be used to fund 2,000 new streetlights and nearly $300 million will go towards road and bridge improvements.
How much is this going to cost?
Since 2000, we’ve been paying four-tenths of a penny for expanded bus service and our new light rail system. To further expand bus and light rail, and to add significant resources to our street maintenance efforts, the tax will continue the existing four-tenths of a penny tax and increase it by three-tenths of a cent, resetting the total rate to seven-tenths of a cent. That’s about a penny more for a cup of coffee or $30 added to the cost of a $10,000 used car. It’s a wise investment to build the infrastructure we need.
What’s in this for North Phoenix?
There is something in this plan for every part of Phoenix. North Phoenix will especially benefit from many miles of new street construction, completing the street grid north of Bell Road. Older streets will get a much-needed resurfacing. Bus service will be extended to all major streets, including Cave Creek Road all the way to Carefree Highway. Bell Road will get Bus Rapid Transit all the way across town, increasing the frequency and speed of bus service out there. Other major bus routes will have 15-minute service during peak hours. Rapid Bus service will extend to Desert Ridge and Pinnacle Peak Road, and light rail will get as far north as ASU West and Paradise Valley Mall.