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The city of Apache Junction has been honored with an award
from the Arizona chapter of the Arizona Planning Association for its Active
The transportation plan, approved by the city council earlier
this year, was acknowledged in the Transportation Planning category at the
planning association’s annual state meeting, held Sept. 12 in Oro Valley.
The plan was developed to help the city create a safer
environment for bicyclists, pedestrians, equestrians and others who use
non-vehicular transportation. Consultant J2 Designs worked with the city on the
plan through a grant from
More than 2,000 contacts with citizens and other
stakeholders were made during the plan’s development in 2018. More than 500
people responded to a survey regarding the plan, identifying trails,
sidewalks/shared use paths and bike lanes as the most important projects needed
in the city.
The plan, which will be incorporated into the 2020-2050
General Plan update, was built around the “6E’s” – education, enforcement,
encouragement, engineering, equity and evalution.
The plan is posted on the city website at http://www.ajcity.net/DocumentCenter/View/20237/Final-AJ-ATP-Approved-by-Council-01152019.