Cave Creek – Carefree Transportation Framework Study update

MAG will be holding a final public meeting on Sept. 10 to present its recommendations for Cave Creek and Carefree transportation
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CAREFREE – Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) will be holding its final public meeting to present its recommendations and collect public input for Cave Creek and Carefree transportation improvements at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10 in the Carefree Town Council chambers located at 100 Easy St., Carefree.

The framework study sought to integrate each town’s distinctive attributes and needs into a seamless transportation framework with a comprehensive transportation master plan to help guide future local and regional planning.

The recommendations will include policies and improvements for both short-term and long-term planning. However, there are currently no funding mechanisms in place to make the recommended improvements.

The study is designed to be a planning-level document to guide transportation planning for Cave Creek and Carefree as it lays the foundation for securing potential funding through grants to assist with those improvements.

Key objectives of the study included:

• Continuing development of the regional bike network on Cave Creek Road, Tom Darlington Road and Pima Road, developing a community bike loop around Black Mountain, and enhancing associated economic activity with cycling,

• Developing bicycle and pedestrian linkages between the Cave Creek and Carefree Town Centers and

• Developing strategies to improve access, parking and safety for the multiple special events in the Towns.

The study inventoried existing conditions, identified deficiencies, forecasted needs, developed transportation policies and analyzed alternative solutions to improve safety, mobility and access for residents and visitors.

Although this will be the final public meeting, for those unable to attend the recommendations will also be available on the study’s website on Sept. 10.

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