Maricopa Association of Governments’ Pedestrian Plan

The Maricopa Association of Governments’ Pedestrian Plan identifies and recommends programs and actions to develop pedestrian facilities and increase walking throughout the Region. Program goals include: (1) increased construction funding; (2) facility cross-section diversity; (3) integration & connectivity of sidewalks with bicycle facilities, urban trails & canal pathways, and the regional park system; (4) education initiatives; and (5) demonstration projects. The Action Plan includes two bold initiatives: classifying all roadways into pedestrian activity levels, and developing roadway cross-section performance design standards. Two of the most advanced planning methods are used to accomplish this: the GIS-integrated Latent Demand Score (LDS ver. 2.0) and the Roadside Pedestrian Conditions (RPC) models.