Shared Use Path Projects

The combined Highline Canal and Kyrene Branch Canal project has been identified in the Chandler Transportation Master Plan as a mid-term (2026-2030) Bicycle and Pedestrian Recommendations project, with the following project schedule:

Kyrene Branch Canal Final Report Highline Canal Final Report


Kyrene Branch Canal Shared Use Path

Kyrene Branch Canal Shared Use Path Project

The City of Chandler is proposing to construct a new 10-foot wide, concrete shared-use pathway along the Kyrene Branch Canal where a gravel pathway currently exists. The purpose of this project is to create a safer, more comfortable pedestrian and bicycle environment, and extend the regional concrete pathway along the Kyrene Branch Canal by approximately one mile from its current terminus at Knox Road to a new terminus south of Linda Lane.

The majority of the project is located along the Salt River Project Kyrene Branch Canal. As part of the project, two new pedestrian signals are also being proposed – one at Knox Road (north end) and one at Ray Road to provide safer crossing and connectivity for path users.

This improved pathway will provide important connections to regional bicycle facilities, such as the remaining Kyrene Branch Canal Path in Tempe and the Western Canal Path and will respond to Chandler residents’ request for additional off-street pedestrian and bicycle facilities.

The path segment north of Ray Road currently has lighting; however, this project will add new path lighting to the segment south of Ray. In addition, the proposed project includes wayfinding at key points, to include the north end and the Ray crossing, and a small rest node at the south end.

Please take a moment to view the project exhibits and provide your feedback to help us improve Chandler’s pedestrian and bicycle system:

Highline Canal Shared Use Path

Shared Use Path Project

The City of Chandler is also proposing to construct a new 10-foot wide, concrete shared-use pathway along the Highline Canal between the existing City of Tempe Highline Canal concrete shared use pathway and Orchid Lane. Additionally, separated bike lanes will be added along Orchid Lane and 54th Street. Similar to the Kyrene Brach Canal pathway project, the purpose is to create a safer, more comfortable pedestrian and bicycle environment along the Highline Canal by a quarter mile along with three-quarters of a mile of new on-street, separated bike lanes.

The new concrete pathway portion of the project is located along the Salt River Project (SRP) Highline Canal. As part of the project, separated bike lanes will be added along Orchid Lane from Priest Drive to the end cul-de-sac and along 54th Street, from Orchid Lane to Ray Road. These pedestrian and bicycle improvements will provide important connections to regional bicycle facilities, such as the remaining Highline Canal Path that extends through the Cities of Tempe, Phoenix, and the Town of Guadalupe.

Other project elements include new path lighting, wayfinding, and landscape along the concrete pathway segment adjacent to Highline Canal.

The Kyrene Branch Canal and Highline Canal pedestrian and bicycle improvements will be designed and constructed together as one project.

Please take a moment to view the project exhibits and provide your feedback to help us improve Chandler’s pedestrian and bicycle system:

For questions or to provide your feedback or comments, please contact us by email or contact our project hotline.

Project Hotline: 480-898-4060