Mustang Transit Center
The City of Scottsdale getting ready to implement several transportation improvements along the 90th Street corridor between Shea Boulevard and Mountain View Road. The proposed improvements include new transit amenities, pedestrian and bicycle improvements, a new signal and a roundabout. Upon completion, the project will connect three existing bus routes and one future route as well as provide convenient, comfortable access for all travel modes to Mustang Library, Scottsdale Healthcare, and other nearby retail and commercial centers.
The 90th Street and Shea Boulevard area supports more than 24,000 jobs within a half mile radius and is home to a number of key activity centers: a hospital, medical offices, multiple shopping centers, restaurants, a library, and offices. Together, these activity centers generate transit use by employees, area residents, and visitors.
The on-street improvements, when completed, will be coupled with several planned route improvements:
A new airpark trolley route connecting the 90th Street and Shea Boulevard area with the Scottsdale Park and Ride located at Thunderbird and Scottsdale Roads
Improved service on Routes 80 (Shea Blvd.); Route 81 (Hayden Rd.); and Route 514 Scottsdale Express and
Provide trolley service to the Via Linda Senior Center and surrounding areas
Currently, this area does not provide good access to transit stops from any direction. The sidewalks are narrow and unlit, the path to the east of the library and hospital (Camelback Wash) is not ADA compliant, and there is inadequate pedestrian and bicycle access from the main path up to the transit stop on Shea Boulevard.
Please note, this project will not construct a building. Cities, Scottsdale included, have recognized that providing appropriate passenger facilities can be accomplished inexpensively on-street. These on-street facilities are more visible to the general public, and promote transit service themselves.
On-Street Transit Amenities:
Bus bays with enhanced access for flexible routing options; new transit shelters that provide bicycle parking, trash receptacles; enhanced shade and seating options; and public art.
Improved access for customers of the shopping center, the library, and the hospital; a new roundabout on 90th St. at Mustang Library to improve access, safety and capacity; and a new traffic signal on 90th Street at the main Scottsdale Healthcare driveway.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements:
New pedestrian crossings on 90th St. for transit, library, hospital and shopping center customers; improved connections to the Indian Bend Wash Path; and bike lanes on 90th Street from Mountain View Road to Shea Boulevard; with all improvements conforming to accessibility guidelines.
Integrated Public Art:
Mary Lucking is an Arizona artist who specializes in transportation facilities. Her projects include art incorporated into urban and rural walking and biking trails, public transit stations, college campuses and neighborhood parks. Scottsdale Public Art invites you to comment on a preliminary concept for the artwork enhancements to the Mustang Transit project. The current art direction resulted from citizen meetings with the artist in September 2013.
The project will be constructed in 2 phases. The project will begin in June with the construction of the multiuse path behind Mustang Library. Construction on the remainder of the project is scheduled to begin in in early 2017.
Mustang Transit Path Connection
Start Construction Summer 2016
Complete Construction Winter 2016
Mustang Transit Project
Start Construction Winter 2017
Complete Construction Winter 2018
The proposed improvements were presented to the community and went thought the Transportation Commission and Development Review Board Hearing process. Please review the public presentation to view proposed plans.
|Public Meeting||April 10, 2014|
|Transportation Commission||May 15, 2014|
|Design Review Board Hearing||May 21, 2015|