REDUCED CAR LANES
INCREASED TRAFFIC CONGESTION
FEWER CUSTOMERS FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES
Did you know a plan is being considered to build dedicated bus lanes down Scottsdale/Rural Rd and Country Club/Arizona Ave that will REMOVE existing lanes for vehicular traffic?
If built, both major arterial roads will be reduced from 6 lanes to 4, with additional turn lanes and business access restrictions.
Construction is expected to be lengthy, severely impacting hundreds of local businesses.
WHAT IS A ROAD DIET?
Road Diets are lengthy construction projects to reduce the number of personal car transportation lanes to manipulate the transportation decisions of the residents and create unnecessary traffic congestion. Car lanes are reduced and replaced with dangerous bike lanes, tree equity medians, and dedicated bus-only lanes called Bus Rapid Transit (BRT).
WHAT IS BUS RAPID TRANSIT?
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is a bus line with dedicated travel lanes where passenger cars are denied access. BRT also has priority access through traffic lights similar to light rail.
BRT is often built with curbs on each side of the lanes, prohibiting standard buses from accessing the lanes. This means local buses will still create congestion and delay traffic with frequent stops.
Construction project timelines for bus rapid transit last at least two years, creating an unsustainable path for small businesses to survive.
ROAD DIETS REDUCE CAR LANES, OFTEN CREATING TRAFFIC CONGESTION.
Small businesses suffer as road construction often takes two or more years.
Business traffic rarely recovers as lane reductions cause a permanent inconvenience for customers.
MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD
DO YOU SUPPORT KILLING SMALL BUSINESSES & MORE TRAFFIC CONGESTION?
The Scottsdale/Tempe Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) planned line is down Scottsdale Road, just south of Paradise Valley to Tempe. Construction has not yet been scheduled.
June 13th or 27th @ 5 pm
City Hall Kiva Forum
3939 N. Drinkwater Boulevard
The Chandler/Mesa Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) planned line is down Country Club and Arizona Avenue from Mesa to Chandler. Construction has not yet been scheduled.
May 25th, June 15th, 29th @ 6 pm
City Council Chambers
88 E. Chicago St.
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Let your representatives hear from you as to why preserving transportation freedom helps save our local businesses.
ARIZONA, SUPPORT THE PRO-FREEDOM PROP 400
Prop 400 is a tax in Maricopa County that was intended to fund fixing our roads. Unfortunately, the Maricopa Association of Governments and bad actors in local government have been using the funds for woke transportation projects destroying our transportation freedom. Sen. Farnsworth amendment on SB1246 would stop transportation tyranny.
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