Changes to Existing Conditions Q&A

We at CYMPO thank you for participating in our Regional Transportation Plan Update online public engagement. We are interested in responding to your open-ended questions and comments about this plan as well as the existing and future transportation of the CYMPO region.

Comments made here are visible to other participants. Responses to questions and comments will be posted periodically and we encourage you to submit as many questions as wanted.

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jvs4570_1072
Mar 15, 2019 - 07:28

How about the thousands of residents that live on the dirt roads, that the county refuses to maintain. When many of these roads become muddy emergency vehicles can't get through and the streets don't even have signs. We all pay taxes and wonder why some less traved roads are paved and others are not. West Road 2 north, in Chino Valley, has a mud bog that's impassable for months at a time. Windmill has many homes and connecting streets yet none of them are maintained.

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anonymous
Mar 15, 2019 - 11:17

The Town of Prescott Valley's portion of SR 69 is awful to drive through. It takes too long to go a very short distance. Less lights (resulting in the vacation of certain street access to SR 69) and another lane in each direction may help to improve circulation, in addition to limiting left hand turns from Fain Road all the way up to the SR 69/89 split in Prescott.

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anonymous
Mar 16, 2019 - 08:39

There are an increasing number of spots were there are big ruts, cracks and even chunks of pavement completely missing on 69, 89, and 89A.

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rleyva_1083
Mar 16, 2019 - 11:34

We really need a local, perhaps quad city, bus system. I have visited 2 different towns this year with local bus systems and they are very popular. Prices ranged from $1 to $7 for single rides around the area. It would be a great investment of public funds for our area.

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Mar 18, 2019 - 10:03

I would like to see more attention paid to creating safe walking and bicycling paths or lanes throughout Prescott. Iron Springs Road has unconnected walk ways along it, creating unsafe conditions for pedestrians. The road is not wide enough to provide safety for cyclists. Rather than widening roads, more focus should be placed on alternative forms of transportation and creating safety on the streets for ALL users. Drivers and cyclists need education about how to share the road safely.

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Sue Knaup
Mar 18, 2019 - 11:29

First, thank you for creating this website and for encouraging discussion on topics other than motor vehicles. At least one third of our quad-city residents do not own a car and others cannot afford the cost of driving their car. We need choices. We need streets that invite other modes of transport. I agree with the comments regarding the need for an effective, affordable bus system (daily fixed-route, starting early in the morning and ending after hours) and connecting, high-quality bicycle and pedestrian ways. Avoid widening roads to accomplish this. Use the same corridors, same materials, same budgets, just please shape our roads for people rather than moving more cars faster. An excellent resource for the latest roadway designs that follow this principle is the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) (website: nacto.org). They are led by your peers - transportation officials in cities large and small around the country. Please connect with them and learn the latest about completing our streets for people.

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michael_1101
Mar 18, 2019 - 12:30

Can we get PVPD to patrol Hondo, between Long Mesa and Ranger?

There is a valley along that road where residents and even the school bus drivers speed up and down both hills, resulting in accidents and property damage.

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anonymous
Mar 19, 2019 - 02:25

The transit system has helped many people get around the tri-city area. More busses and extended routes are needed. Folks need to have a car to get back and forth to work or live within walking distance. Prescott Valley community needs service from 69 to 89A.

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anonymous
Mar 19, 2019 - 02:28

With all the homes being built out Glassford Hill Road (and even more planned) how will 69, 89A or even Glassford Hill Road accommodate the increase in vehicles? There are already too many accidents on GLassford and 69.

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anonymous
Mar 19, 2019 - 20:42

Suggest to redo Hwy 69 in Prescott Valley in concrete from Sundog Ranch Rd eastbound to Fain Rd. Concrete lasts longer than asphalt, more prone to wear and tear and is more environmentally friendly. Chip/seal wears out too quickly and isn't smooth.

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anonymous
Mar 19, 2019 - 20:48

Would like to see Hwy 69 converted into an actual freeway in Prescott Valley, via below grade. Stoneridge, Glassford Hill Rd, Lake Valley Rd, Windsong, Robert Rd, and Navajo Rd intersections would be converted to diamond bridges with on/off ramps that go over Hwy 69. That would eliminate all the intersection lights and redirect traffic off Hwy 69.

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anonymous
Mar 19, 2019 - 21:07

With Prescott Valley and Prescott population combine, adds almost 100k people, there needs to be public bus transportation. Not everybody can afford a car/truck. Would like to see something called 'Yavapai Metro Transit' that serves Cordes Lakes, Mayer, Dewey-Humboldt, PV, Prescott and Chino Valley. Similar cities in population such as Flagstaff and Grand Junction, CO have bus transit that works for their residents.

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anonymous
Mar 20, 2019 - 09:39

Development on the Dells would be destructive to the wildlife and natural beauty of the area. It's a great place for recreation that draws tourists and important tourism revenue. We can't afford the roadway improvements that would be required to accommodate new traffic in that area.

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Mark Schipper
Mar 20, 2019 - 14:11

I 17 should be included in any study. The portion with constant problems lies within Yavapai county. The roadway between Black Canyon City and Cordes Junction should have been widened 20 years ago.

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Brian Besser
Mar 20, 2019 - 17:24

The condition of Hwy 89 from Chino Valley to Ashfork is horrible. I can feel the rubber ripping off my tires. There have been virtually NO repairs (maybe 2) in years! Especially since the opening of the Drake plant the truck traffic has incredibly increased yet NO repairs to the hwy. Is there anything planned? Many vehicles travel "outside" the travel lanes to avoid the horrible asphalt....might THIS be part of the cause of so many accidents?

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Mar 21, 2019 - 09:49

We need better bike routes for safety. We need a public transportation service to run along route 69. There are a lot of seniors that would use this, especially from Mayer to Prescott.

RF1166's avatar
Mar 21, 2019 - 13:43

With all of the new housing developments and the increase in traffic this causes, these new neighborhoods need to be required to be walkable. This would mean more neighborhoods having their own grocery stores restaurants etc so that the residents can walk or bike to them instead of traveling by car. The current roads need to be widened and maintained and sidewalks need to be added. The streets in our neighborhood are narrow and no sidewalks and people drive way too fast and that needs to change. We also need to make rules about the use of the left lane as a passing lane instead of the I’m going to drive slower lane and back up traffic even worse then it already is. It would also be great to have a hotline where people can call and report the license plate numbers of those who are not following the new law of hands free device usage. It’s a huge problem that is causing even more traffic issues.

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carriebida_1137
Mar 21, 2019 - 17:34

We desperately need a bike path for cyclists to commute/exercise Without being in traffic. 20 mile s paved path would be ideal. Many other towns of our size have this. Look at Grand Junction, CO.

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Mar 22, 2019 - 02:49

Both Prescott and Prescott Valley traffic lights are not timed correctly. Years ago I was taught if you drive the speed limit, you will not hit red lights. I understand there are variances, but in these towns, the lights impede traffic.

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Vehicular aggression towards my bike commutes is increasing. Is there any consideration for a bike/pedestrian corridor through Prescott that is removed from the roadway? Refer to the Tony Knowles trail system in Anchorage, Alaska as a successful example.

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anonymous
Mar 22, 2019 - 13:38

INTERSTATE 117 , !! ,
RUNNING FROM EXIT 278 OF I-17 ,
TO EXIT 146 ON I-40 AT ASH FORK ,
WITH AN AZ 260 COTTONWOOD CONNECTOR AT PAULDEN .
STAGNATION OR GROWTH ? IT IS YOUR DECISION !

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HI OCTANE
Mar 22, 2019 - 14:18

INTERSTATE - 117

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Babysonja
Mar 23, 2019 - 19:41

Is there any sort of regular public transportation in the plans?

HI OCTANE's avatar
Mar 24, 2019 - 19:01

WHY USE THAT PHOTO ?
I AM INSULTED THAT YOU USE THAT PHOTO ,
OF THE DEADLIEST INTERSECTION IN THE COUNTY !
FINISH THE JOB AND BUILD A OVERPASS FOR ROBERT ROAD !
IT REMINDS ME OF PENNSYLVANIA ,
THE LAND OF BROKEN PROMISES , INCOMPLETE PROJECTS ,
AND WASTED MONEY !
SPEAKING OF WASTED MONEY , ROUNDABOUTS ,
$ 1,500,000.00 EACH = A LOT OF ASPHALT ON DIRT ROADS !

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sstutey_1160
Mar 28, 2019 - 09:32

Expand the current public transit services to more effectively serve all four communities. Yavapai Regional Transit provides basic service in Chino Valley with daily connections to and through Prescott and one day in Prescott Valley. Need six day a week service starting early enough and going late enough to get people to and from work. Need to Connect Dewey Humbolt with Prescott Valley, five or six days a week. Need a local special use taxing district to provide adequate funding. You may not use the bus, but if you need it, you want it there. Just like you may never need to have the fire department come to your house, but you pay for it through your taxes, and you want that fire truck to come when you need it.

SJD's avatar
Apr 5, 2019 - 11:49

I am encouraged that CYMPO now has an advisory committee to help them understand the effects of our roads and road planning on our wildlife. I understand that this issue must be addressed, especially when accessing Federal highway funding. Often, it is overlooked because it is not always simple or lowest-cost. But I am convinced that it's money well spent to work meaningful, adequate wildlife corridors into initial planning rather than have to retrofit. And it's safer, with fewer vehicle-animal accidents. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in your surveys.

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anonymous
Apr 5, 2019 - 23:22

Instead of extra lanes we make horse lanes and hitching posts outside businesses.

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Many of your survey questions are too general to be meaningful. For example-- 1. Are you asking for my opinion about riding a bicycle on these various roads as they exist, OR as they could be improved for safer cycling, OR if I ride on the sidewalks (illegally in Prescott)? 2. Are you asking my opinion about widening roads as needed, continually into the future, if we continue hell-bent with blind growth exacerbated by the fake math (regarding water, traffic, etc) demanded by the developers, OR if we institute some common sense limits on the destruction of our region under the mantra of free and exploitative growth?

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Face to face listening meetings with commuters in service industry jobs would be helpful. Shift workers may not have time or ability to go on the internet. What would most help a housekeeper in a local motel or a nursing assistant at the VA or YRMC hospital get to work . A bus ? Free or subsidized bus passes from the employer or local governments? The waiters ,cooks and dishwashers in “everybody’s hometown “are often the face of our quad city to tourists. In many metropolitan areas, businesses offer bus passes as a job benefit .

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Apr 8, 2019 - 21:36

I also believe some type of public transit is necessary as Prescott grows. I prefer walking and appreciate safe sidewalks. More and safe bike lanes might encourage people to bike instead of adding to the traffic congestion.