86th Street Speed Mitigation
Scottsdale Transportation and Streets is currently evaluating options to lower traffic speeds on 86th Street between McDonald Drive and Chaparral Road. Because there are few driveways (residential or commercial) that face this section of road, it does not meet the criteria for implementing permanent traffic calming devices, such as speed tables, traffic circles, median islands, etc. For more information regarding criteria for permanent traffic calming devices, please see the Neighborhood Traffic Management Policy and Procedure (section 4.6, page 9).
Another strategy to encourage slower speeds on 86th Street is to restripe the road to include bike lanes and narrower traffic lanes. Adding bike lanes, however, would eliminate most parking on this segment of 86th Street. A parking lane would remain in front of houses that have driveways facing 86th Street. To learn more about how lane widths and bike lanes impact traffic speeds, please see the National Association of City Transportation Officials Urban Street Design Guide.
The Scottsdale Police Department will also be deploying temporary photo enforcement on 86th Street near Vista Drive.
The Transportation and Streets Department is seeking input from residents along 86th Street between McDonald Drive and Chaparral Road regarding the option to add bike lanes and reduce parking. You can comment by clicking on the button below. You can also contact Sam Taylor, traffic engineering analyst, at 480-312-2526 or STaylor@ScottsdaleAZ.gov with questions or comments.Provide Your Input
City of Scottsdale - Transportation
7447 E. Indian School Rd., Suite 205
Scottsdale, AZ 85251