One of City Council's top priorities is the Transportation Master Plan and its outcomes. The goal of the Transportation Master Plan is to develop the City's long-range blueprint for travel and mobility which addresses the unique transportation needs of residents, visitors and commuters. The plan covers all forms of personal travel including foot, bike, automobile and bus.
Since April of 2016, City staff and consultant Kimley-Horn have been working with citizens; stakeholders; engineers; City officials; representatives from the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), Yavapai and Coconino counties, and the Verde Lynx; and many more, to come up with the potential strategies that will be a part of the Transportation Master Plan. The public outreach portion of the Transportation Master Plan is known as the tagline, Sedona in Motion.
In addition to several City Council meetings to discuss each of the potential strategies and two open house meetings to share information on the potential strategies, the project team has conducted two surveys to collect input:
- Initially, to rank transportation priorities and gauge tolerance when traffic issues became a problem.
- Then, once the potential strategies were determined, a second survey to gauge which of the potential strategies have community support and how the community envisions the supported strategies being funded.
With the results from the second survey, City staff will go to City Council in a Work Session on August 9, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall to get direction on which of the 14 potential strategies are priorities and will thus know what direction to move forward in.
The final draft of the Transportation Master Plan is expected in the fall.