|Priority Based Budget Key Community Priorities and Objectives
Safe & Healthy Community
Foster a safe, secure, and healthy community
Inclusive & Engaged Community
Advance social equity and social justice in Flagstaff
Enhance community outreach and engagement opportunities
Ensure city facilities, services, and programs are accessible for all residents
Sustainable, Innovative Infrastructure
Deliver outstanding services to residents through a healthy, well maintained infrastructure system
Utilize existing long-range plan(s) that identify the community's future infrastructure needs and all associated costs
Identify smart traffic management, multi-modal transportation, and alternative energy opportunities
Provide amenities and activities that support a healthy lifestyle
Implement sustainable building practices and alternative energy and transportation options
Implement, maintain and further the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP)
Carbon Neutrality Plan
Goal: Equitable Systems
ES-1: Incorporate equity as a foundational element of every climate action the City develops and implements.
ES-2: Proactively engage community members on an ongoing basis.
Goal: Decreased Dependence on Cars
DD-1: Encourage vibrancy, appropriate density, and attainability in existing neighborhoods, so that more residents live within walking distance of their daily needs.
DD-2: Create inclusive networks for walking and biking that are continuous, attractive, safe, comprehensive, and convenient for people of all ages.
DD-3: Encourage Flagstaff residents and visitors to walk, bike, roll and take the bus.
Goal: Electric Mobility
EM-2: Welcome electric micro-mobility devices as legitimate, healthy, affordable, and low-carbon modes of transportation.
Goal T.1. Improve mobility and access throughout the region.
Policy T.1.1. Integrate a balanced, multimodal, regional transportation system.
Policy T.1.2. Apply Complete Street Guidelines to accommodate all appropriate modes of travel in transportation improvement projects.
Policy T.1.5. Manage the operation and interaction of all modal systems for efficiency, effectiveness, safety, and to best mitigate traffic congestion.
Policy T.1.6. Provide and promote strategies that increase alternate modes of travel and demand for vehicular travel to reduce peak period traffic.
Goal T.2. Improve transportation safety and efficiency for all modes.
Policy T.2.1. Design infrastructure to provide safe and efficient movement of vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians.
Policy T.2.3. Provide safety programs and infrastructure to protect the most vulnerable travelers, including the young, elderly, mobility impaired, pedestrians, and bicyclists.
Goal T.3. Provide transportation infrastructure that is conducive to conservation, preservation, and development goals to avoid, minimize, or mitigate impacts on the natural and built environment.
Policy T.3.2. Promote transportation systems that reduce the use of fossil fuels and eventually replace with carbon neutral alternatives.
Policy T.3.4. Actively manage parking, including cost and supply, to support land use, transportation, and economic development goals.
Policy T.3.8. Promote transportation options such as increased public transit and more bike lanes to reduce congestion, fuel consumption, and overall carbon emissions and promote walkable community design.
Goal T.4. Promote transportation infrastructure and services that enhance the quality of life of the communities within the region.
Policy T.4.1. Promote context sensitive solutions (CSS) supportive of planned land uses, integration of related infrastructure needs, and desired community character elements in all transportation investments.
Policy T.4.2. Design all gateway corridors, streets, roads, and highways to safely and attractively accommodate all transportation users with contextual landscaping and appropriate architectural features.
Goal T.5. Increase the availability and use of pedestrian infrastructure, including FUTS, as a critical element of a safe and livable community.
Policy T.5.1. Provide accessible pedestrian infrastructure with all public and private street construction and reconstruction projects.
Policy T.5.2. Improve pedestrian visibility and safety and raise awareness of the benefits of walking.
Policy T.5.3. Identify specific pedestrian mobility and accessibility challenges and develop a program to build and maintain necessary improvements.
Policy T.5.4. Design streets with continuous pedestrian infrastructure of sufficient width to provide safe, accessible use and opportunities for shelter.
Goal T.6. Provide for bicycling as a safe and efficient means of transportation and recreation.
Policy T.6.1. Expand recognition of bicycling as a legitimate and beneficial form of transportation.
Policy T.6.2. Establish and maintain a comprehensive, consistent, and highly connected system of bikeways and FUTS trails.
Policy T.6.3. Educate bicyclists and motorists about bicyclist safety through education programs, enforcement, and detailed crash analyses.
Policy T.6.4. Encourage bikeways and bicycle infrastructure to serve the needs of a full range of bicyclist experience levels.
Policy T.6.5. Provide short- and long-term bicycle parking where bicyclists want to travel.
Policy T6.6. Integrate policies to increase bicycling and meet the needs of bicyclists into all relevant plans, policies, studies, strategies, and regulations.
Goal T.7. Provide a high-quality, safe, convenient, accessible public transportation system, where feasible, to serve as an attractive alternative to single-occupant vehicles.
Policy T.7.5. Incorporate adopted plans and policies for non-motorized and public transportation in the permitting process for all development or land use proposals, including provisions for efficient access and mobility, and convenient links between pedestrian, bicycle, and transit facilities.
Goal T.9. Strengthen and support rail service opportunities for the region’s businesses and travelers.
Policy T.9.4. Increase the number of grade-separated railroad crossings.
Goal T.10. Strengthen and expand the role of Flagstaff Pulliam Airport as the dominant hub for passenger, air freight, public safety flights, and other services in northern Arizona.
Policy T.10.2. Improve multimodal access and service to and from the airport including transit, bicycle, and parking services.
Goal T.11. Build and sustain public support for the implementation of transportation planning goals and policies, including the financial underpinnings of the Plan, by actively seeking meaningful community involvement.
Policy T.11.2. Approach public involvement proactively throughout regional transportation planning, prioritization, and programming processes, including open access to communications, meetings, and documents related to the Plan.
Policy T.11.3. Include and involve all segments of the population, including those potentially underrepresented such as the elderly, low-income, and minorities
Policy T.11.4. Attempt to equitably distribute the burdens and benefits of transportation investments to all segments of the community.
Goal NH.1. Foster and maintain healthy and diverse urban, suburban, and rural neighborhoods in the Flagstaff region.
Policy NH.1.3. Interconnect existing and new neighborhoods through patterns of development, with complete streets, sidewalks, and trails.
Goal OS.1. The region has a system of open lands, such as undeveloped natural areas, wildlife corridors and habitat areas, trails, access to public lands, and greenways to support the natural environment that sustains our quality of life, cultural heritage, and ecosystem health.
Policy OS.1.4. Use open space as opportunities for non-motorized connectivity, to interact with nature, and to enjoy the views and quiet.
Goal WR.5. Manage watersheds and stormwater to address flooding concerns, water quality, environmental protections, and rainwater harvesting.
Policy WR.5.2. Incorporate pedestrian access, trails, and watchable wildlife opportunities into natural watercourses when practical.
Goal E.1. Increase energy efficiency.
Policy E.1.5. Promote and encourage the expansion and use of energy-efficient modes of transportation:
a. Public transportation
Goal CC.4. Design and develop all projects to be contextually sensitive, to enhance a positive image and identity for the region.
Policy CC.4.1. Design streetscapes to be context sensitive and transportation systems to reflect the desired land use while balancing the needs of all modes for traffic safety and construction and maintenance costs.
Policy CC.4.4. Design streets and parking lots to balance automobile facilities, recognize human-scale and pedestrian needs, and accentuate the surrounding environment.
Goal CC.5. Support and promote art, science, and education resources for all to experience.
Policy CC.5.4. Complete sidewalks and Flagstaff Urban Trails System connections for all schools, community colleges, and university campuses.
Goal LU.1. Invest in existing neighborhoods and activity centers for the purpose of developing complete, and
Policy LU.1.4. Attract private investment by reinvesting in transportation infrastructure improvements as well as public utilities infrastructure for desired development size.
Goal LU.2. Develop Flagstaff ’s Greenfields in accordance with the Regional Plan and within the growth boundary.
Policy LU.2.1. Design new neighborhoods that embody the characteristics of Flagstaff’s favorite neighborhoods – that is, with a mix of uses, a variety of housing types and densities, public spaces, and greater connectivity with multimodal transportation options.
Goal LU.10. Increase the proportion of urban neighborhoods to achieve walkable, compact growth.
Policy LU.10.1. Prioritize connectivity within all urban neighborhoods and activity centers.
Policy LU.10.2. Support on-street parking, shared lots, and parking structures.
Policy LU.10.7. Invest in infrastructure and right-of-way enhancements that favor the pedestrian and transit as an incentive for private investment in urban neighborhoods and activity centers.
Goal LU.12. Accommodate pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, and private cars to supplement downtown’s status as the best-served and most accessible location in the region.
Policy LU.12.1. Invest in downtown’s streets and sidewalks so that they remain Flagstaff’s premiere public spaces.
Policy LU.12.7. Provide multiple routes and pathways for vehicular and pedestrian movement.
Policy LU.12.8. Provide for strong connections from the Flagstaff Medical Campus to the Northern Arizona University campus via pedestrian paths, bicycle connections, streets, and transit service.
Policy LU.12.9. As defined in the FUTS Master Plan, include trail access points, bicycle parking, and bicycle facilities.
Goal LU.13. Increase the variety of housing options and expand opportunities for employment and neighborhood shopping within all suburban neighborhoods.
Policy LU.13.1. Prioritize connectivity for walking, biking, and driving within and between surrounding neighborhoods.
Policy LU.13.9. Use open space and FUTS trails to provide walking and biking links from residential uses to employment, shopping, schools, parks, and neighborwoods.
Goal LU.14. Maintain the character of existing rural communities.
Policy LU.14.4. Connect rural neighborhoods using roads, trails (equestrian, foot, and bicycle), and public access to the National Forest.
Goal LU.15. Plan for and encourage employee-intensive uses throughout the area as activity centers, corridors,
research and development offices, business parks, and light industrial areas to encourage efficient infrastructure and multimodal commuting.
Policy LU.15.4. Accommodate safe and convenient walking, biking, and transit facilities in existing and proposed employment centers.
Goal LU.19. Develop a manageable evolution of the main corridors into contextual place makers.
Policy LU.19.4. Balance automobile use, parking, bicycle access, while prioritizing pedestrian safety along all corridors.