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In North Central Phoenix, the City of Phoenix is proposing changing Central Avenue from a four-lane roadway to a two-land roadway with a center turn lane in order to add a bike lane. Many residents of the North Central neighborhood oppose this plan because it will cause the traffic to change its north-south flow on Central Avenue to the smaller collector streets, posing a hazard to children playing on those streets and making access from the neighborhood on to central Avenue more difficult.
A dedicated bike bath already exists in this section of Central Avenue along the Phoenix Sonoran Bike Path that in this area runs parallel to Central Avenue along Third Avenue, about a block away. Also running along this stretch of Central Avenue Murphy’s Bridal Path, which is available for walkers, runners, and bikers, thus providing two existing dedicated bike paths in this section of North Central.
Information on why the City of Phoenix wants to change Central Avenue despite the wishes of the families that live in the area can be found here: Street Transportation Central Ave Bethany Home Northern (phoenix.gov)