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Phoenix Making Progress On Bike Lane On 12th Street

The City of Phoenix is making progress with its plans to make Phoenix a Bicycle Friendly Community. The latest section of road to be designated a bike lane is along 12th Street between Camelback and Indian School roads.

Joseph Perez with the city of Phoenix there are studies showing people don’t want to drive like they used to.

"The data is in showing that young people not getting driver’s licenses as early as 16 years old as they used to," he said. "There is data that is out there suggests people want to live close to where they work; people want to live in urban area once again."

That stretch of 12th Street is one of many immediate projects. Perez said the city’s “Bicycle Master Plan” contains several hundred other projects which will eventually create a more cohesive bicycle network.

KJZZ senior field correspondent Kathy Ritchie has 20 years of experience reporting and writing stories for national and local media outlets — nearly a decade of it has been spent in public media.