Project Overview

The 27th Avenue Pedestrian Safety Improvements project is located within Spenard, one of Anchorage’s most diverse neighborhoods.  Pedestrian and bicycle upgrades in this area are a high priority due to the five schools on or near the project and the high percentage of walking and cycling trips to the area.

The Anchorage Pedestrian Plan ranked the area number 15 of 319 pedestrian projects, the Anchorage Bicycle Plan recommends 27th Avenue as one of four bike boulevards, and the West Anchorage District Plan classifies the Spenard Road/27th Avenue intersection as high risk.

The project goals are to:

  • Promote year-round walking to improve community connectivity
  • Encourage bicycling by people of all ages and abilities
  • Reduce conflicts between motorized and non-motorized traffic

The objectives of this project are to:

  • Provide pedestrian facilities that discourage vehicle encroachments by clearly delineating driveway locations and parking
  • Implement a bicycle boulevard and related intersection improvements with minimal obstacles for through going bicyclists
  • Discourage cut-through motorized vehicle traffic, while maintaining local access


This is a Municipality of Anchorage, Public Works Department Project Management and Engineering project.  Please contact a member of the project team with any questions.

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