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Fern Valley Interchange
Goals and Objectives
 
GOAL 1
Ensure the project is compatible with the long-term land use plans
 
Objectives
  • Provide a transportation system that provides capacity for economic growth as determined by the City of Phoenix Comprehensive Plan
  • Provide a transportation system that provides capacity for residential growth as determined by the City of Phoenix Comprehensive Plan
  • Work with city and county on future zoning
  • Protect existing businesses
 
GOAL 2
Ensure project facilities provide for safe and efficient movement of emergency vehicles, school buses and freight
 
Objectives
  • Design a transportation system to accommodate emergency vehicles
  • Optimize movement of school buses through the project area
  • Facilitate safety of school bus boarding/unboarding within project area
  • Design a transportation system to accommodate freight movement
 
GOAL 3
Provide safe facilities that encourage alternative modes of transportation
 
Objectives
  • Include bike lanes and/or other facilities that make it easy and safe for bicyclists to travel through the area
  • Include wide sidewalks to allow for safe and comfortable pedestrian travel in the project area
  • Design facilities that ensure safety for senior and disabled members of the community
  • Include Park and Ride facilities within project area
  • Design logical pull-out areas for transit (buses) within project area
 
GOAL 4
Provide for easy and/or safe access to existing and planned businesses and residences in the study area
 
Objectives
  • Design improvements that allow for safe ingress and egress.
  • Provide enough turn lanes which will allow through traffic to continue unimpeded
 
GOAL 5
Ensure the design of the project will not be such as to make its implementation cost-prohibitive
 
Objective:
  • The cost of the project does not exceed anticipated budgetary allotments
 
GOAL 6
Enhance community livability and quality of life
 
Objective:
  • Enhance connection between neighborhood areas located on the east side and west side of I-5
  • Install signage directing travelers to area parks
  • Design of new transportation facilities are visually pleasing and will last
  • Include landscape design that compliments the project area
  • Work with City to facilitate development of a community park on east side on interchange
 
GOAL 7
Protect and enhance the natural environment
 
Objectives:
  • Allow for smooth flow of traffic to minimize air pollution from vehicle emissions
  • Design to minimize noise impacts
  • Minimize impacts to wetlands and fish/wildlife habitat
  • Enhance riparian features – particularly wetlands, native vegetation, and water quality
 
GOAL 8
Protect the integrity of the Bear Creek Greenway Trail
 
Objectives:
  • Provide safe and easy access to the Greenway for pedestrians and bicycles
  • Design for minimal Greenway closures and access restrictions during project construction
  • Provide landscaping, structures and/or facilities that are visually compatible with the Greenway setting