Street Transportation Impacted Services Updatehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/1069Street Transportation3/19/2020 9:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1069/Newsroom_Virus_Impacts.pngStreet Transportation Impacted Services Update<div class="ExternalClassFE2BEC926BAF4D75B6AF24F905B71794"><html>​<a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank"><strong>See all City of Phoenix Impacted Services</strong></a>  <br><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><em style="font-size:13.3333px;">Use Translate button to read in another language</em>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br><br><strong>Paving season has started. Will our streets still be paved and striped?<br></strong>Yes, paving and other street rehabilitation is continuing on the accelerated schedule as approved by City Council.<br><br><strong>Will current construction projects like the 24th Street Bridge continue?</strong><br>Yes. Scheduled projects that are currently underway will continue. <br><br><strong>Is landscape maintenance going to continue on the quarterly schedule on the website?</strong><br>Yes. As of right now, landscape maintenance will continue as scheduled.<br><br><strong>(PERMITS) I need a utility, right-of-way, block party, special event or revocable permit. Will those be issued?  </strong><br>Utility, traffic control and revocable permits are still being processed. Special event and block party permits are not being issued for events taking place between now and at least May 4, 2020. This guidance may change. <br><br><strong>I</strong><strong>s the city approving Special Events in the Right-of-Way?</strong><br>No, the city has suspended scheduling any special events in the right-of-way through at least May 4, 2020.<br><br><strong>Will street sweepers still clean my neighborhood streets?</strong><br>Yes. As of right now, street sweeping will continue as scheduled.<br><br><h3>Damage or Malfunctions</h3><strong>What do I do if there's a pothole? </strong><br>Call (602) 262-6441 or use <a href="https://Phoenix.gov/AtYourService" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/AtYourService</a>.<br><br><strong>A traffic signal is malfunctioning, what do I do?</strong> <br>Call (602) 262-6021 of use<span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> </span><a style="text-decoration-line:underline;font-size:13.3333px;" href="https://phoenix.gov/AtYourService" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/AtYourService​</a><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">.</span><br><br><strong>What do I do if there is a street light outage?</strong> <br>Call (602) 495-5125 or use<span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> </span><a style="text-decoration-line:underline;font-size:13.3333px;" href="https://phoenix.gov/AtYourService" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/AtYourService​</a><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">.</span><br><br><strong>Are parking meters operational and do I have to pay for parking?</strong><br>Yes. Please continue using parking meters.<br><br><strong>What do I do if a parking meter is not working or has malfunctioned?</strong><br>Report meter malfunctions to (602) 495-6769.<br><br><strong>What do I do if a street sign missing or damaged?</strong><br>If it is a sign that regulates traffic (Stop, Yield, etc.) call (602) 262-6441. If it is a street name sign or other non-regulatory sign (block watch, point of pride, etc.),<span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> </span><a style="text-decoration-line:underline;font-size:13.3333px;" href="https://phoenix.gov/AtYourService" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/AtYourService​</a><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">.</span><br><br><strong>What do I do if my sidewalk is broken/damaged?</strong><br>Call the Street Transportation dispatch number to report the address and location of the problem at (602) 262-6441 or report the issue on <a style="text-decoration-line:underline;font-size:13.3333px;" href="https://phoenix.gov/AtYourService" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/AtYourService​</a><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">.</span><br><br><strong>What do I do if there are trees down or debris in the road?</strong> <br>Call the Street Transportation dispatch number to report the address and location of the problem at (602) 262-6441. If there is debris or downed trees on private property, do not call this number. City employees do not do tree or damage removal on private property. We recommend you call a professional service to assist with problems on private property.<br><br><strong>What do I do if there is flooding in my area?  </strong><br>Do not drive through a flooded road. Turn around and find an alternate route. Many times it is impossible to see if there is debris or damage to the road underneath the water. To report severe street flooding or blocked roads, call (602) 262-6441. Routine flooding from heavy downpours will usually resolve itself.<br><br><h3>Micromobility (Shared Bikes & Scooters)<br></h3><strong>​Will eScooters still be rentable?</strong><br>eScooter service is provided by a vendor, currently just a company called Spin. It will be up to the vendor if they choose to change parameters of their program.<br><br><strong>Will Grid bikes still be rentable?</strong><br>Like eScooters, Grid bikes are provided by a vendor. It will be up to the vendor if they choose to change parameters of their program.<br><br><a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank"><strong>See all City of Phoenix Impacted Services</strong></a> <br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNewsstreet-transportationStreets
Construction to Repair 7th Street Bridge Set to Begin Mondayhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/1803Street Transportation3/12/2021 8:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1803/Newsroom_Streets_031.pngConstruction to Repair 7th Street Bridge Set to Begin Monday<div class="ExternalClass00B96AEC6954464192E0F9C503EC3B56"><html> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;">​A fire on Feb. 28 caused significant damage to the 7th Street Bridge over the Salt River. Construction to repair the bridge will begin on Monday, March 15. The bridge will remain closed for approximately six months.<br></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;">Today, infrastructure is being installed at the river bottom, underneath the bridge, to support the reconstruction work and allow construction access.</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;">Because of the damage caused by the fire, and upon extensive structural analysis, it was determined that approximately 35% of the bridge needs to be removed and rebuilt.</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;">The City of Phoenix is committed to reopening the bridge as safely and quickly as possible and asks for your patience as work continues. Please take an alternate route when possible and allow extra time when traveling through this area. The area is an active construction zone -- always exercise caution in work zones to keep both yourself and crews safe.</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </p> <h2 style="line-height:1.4;">Traffic Impacts</h2> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;">The 7th Street Bridge over the Salt River remains closed. Restrictions are in place on 7th Street between Broadway Road and the I-17.</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;">Motorists are encouraged to use 7th Avenue or 16th Street as alternative routes. Nearby travel restrictions are detailed below. Follow <a href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?3eb72eb554172662fa07da56c5d7a998f406d07c789713e0" target="_blank">@StreetsPHX</a> on Twitter for updates.</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;">North of the bridge:</p> <ul style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <li>Hard closure south of University Drive.</li> <li>Lane restrictions from I-17 to University Drive.</li> </ul> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;">South of the bridge:<br></p> <ul style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <li>Hard closure north of Victory Street.</li> <li>Soft closure at Elwood Street – local traffic only.<br></li> </ul> <div style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </div> <h2 style="line-height:1.4;"> <strong>Bus Service Impacts</strong> </h2> <ul style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <li>Phoenix Bus Route 7 (7th Street) is on detour between I-17 and Broadway Road.</li> <li>The last bus stops before the detour are Mohave Street and Broadway Road. <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​</span></li> <li>Riders can check out detour details at <a href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?1ea9efc23d2d002acd9919a37a441544baac9945b3225eff" target="_blank">valleymetro.org/rider-alerts</a>.</li> </ul> <div style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </div> <h2 style="line-height:1.4;"> <strong>Parks, Preserves and Trails Impacts</strong> </h2> <ul style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <li>The 7th Street Trailhead is temporarily closed and access to trails under the 7th Street bridge is restricted.  </li> <li>The trailheads at 16th Street and Central Avenue are open, and hikers are able to travel west of 16th Street and east of Central Avenue, but will be required to turn around before reaching the area near the 7th Street bridge.</li> </ul> <div style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </div> <h2 style="line-height:1.4;"> <strong>Background Information</strong> </h2> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;"> <a href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?c6119bec3c1e9b46c4d04ff49a133292feb8124d4cf8fb1e" target="_blank">PHX Newsroom</a> <br> </p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;"> <a href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?aa6cc8110a3a63b12b73bf1f53e316425fb23b99cae28405" target="_blank">Press Conference</a> <br> </p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;">​<br></p> <h2 style="line-height:1.4;"> <strong>Media Contacts</strong> </h2> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;">Street Transportation: Ashley Patton, 602-292-3704 or <a href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?a76d15edca9194881d679e0deb6db0dad4bb967f93e84573" target="_blank">ashley.patton@phoenix.gov</a></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;">Parks and Recreation: Gregg Bach, 602-350-1506 or <a href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?c9907c0df93cd1d8120881f7401b2a4bb54a884f33a94b9f" target="_blank">gregg.bach@phoenix.gov</a><br></p> <br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNewsstreet-transportationStreets
7th Street Bridge Over Salt River Closed Until Further Noticehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/1777Street Transportation3/1/2021 12:10:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1777/Newsroom_Fire_Incident_FEB_28.jpg7th Street Bridge Over Salt River Closed Until Further Notice<div class="ExternalClass8547B60169FA47B4A0705EF059B0EDBE"><html> <p>Early this morning, a fire involving a gas line led to the closure of 7th Street north and south of the Salt River, between Broadway Road and the I-17. This portion of 7th Street will remain closed to vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists until further notice. Public access under the bridge is also restricted until further notice. Fire is continuing its investigation into the cause of the fire. No firefighter or citizen injuries were reported on scene.  ​<br></p><p>“The next weeks and months won't be easy, but we will get through it,” said Mayor Kate Gallego. “The City of Phoenix will do everything in its power to improve traffic flow and transit options, especially for those who live and work south of the River. <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p><p>“I particularly want to thank Phoenix Fire for their swift response and handling of this incident. I appreciate work on the part of the Street Transportation, Parks and Public Transit departments for what they've done so far and all the work that's yet to come.” </p><div><br></div><h3>Detours ​</h3><p>As work continues in this area, the City of Phoenix asks for your patience. Please allow extra time when traveling through this area, take an alternate route, and always slow down in work zones to keep both yourself and crews safe.  <br></p><p>People driving, walking or biking are asked to <strong>avoid this area</strong> when possible. Recommended detours:​<br></p><p>• East: 16th Street or 24th Street  </p><p>• West: 7th Avenue or even 19th Avenue </p><p>• Due to the continuing work on the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/project/south-central-extension-downtown-hub">South Central Light Rail Extension</a>, we do not recommend Central Avenue as an alternative route. </p><p>• Those needing local access (local traffic) to the closed area will be permitted. </p><div><br></div><h3>Bus Service Impacts </h3><p>Phoenix Bus Route 7 (7th Street) is on detour between I-17 and Broadway Road. Riders can check out detour details on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/valleymetro" target="_blank">@valleymetro</a> or <a href="https://www.valleymetro.org/rider-alerts" target="_blank">valleymetro.org/rider-alerts</a>. </p><div><br></div><h3>City Parks, Preserves and Trails<br></h3><p>• Natural trails running in either direction under the bridge are closed until further notice.  </p><p>• The Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area’s 7th Street Trailhead will be closed until further notice, and 7th Street is closed prior the access point to the trailhead. </p><p>• If accessing the natural trails from other designated <a target="_blank" href="https://riosalado.audubon.org/visit/rio-salado-habitat-restoration-area">Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area​</a> trailheads to the east or west of the 7th Street bridge, trail users will be required to stop and return to their original starting point and not pass under the 7th Street bridge. </p><div><p>• City staff will continue to monitor any environmental impact. ​</p><br></div><h3>Timeline<br></h3><p>There are many variables to re-opening the bridge. At minimum, the bridge is expected to be closed for a several months, but depending on the severity of the damage, it could be longer.  </p><p>The city and its partners will be diligently working to make repairs and re-open the bridge. Safety of roadway users is the top priority.  <br></p><p>Residents with additional questions can email <a target="_blank" href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov">contactus@phoenix.gov​</a> or call 602-262-3111 during regular City of Phoenix business hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday).<br></p><div><br></div><p><strong>Media Contacts: </strong><br>Fire PIO, 602-370-5718 <br>Street Transportation: Ashley Patton, 602-292-3704 or Ashley.Patton@Phoenix.gov <br>Parks and Recreation: Gregg Bach, 602-350-1506 or Gregg.Bach@Phoenix.gov <br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNewsstreet-transportationStreets
Phoenix Introduces Shared Streets for Social Distancing Pilothttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/1656Street Transportation12/9/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1656/Newsroom_Streets_029.pngPhoenix Introduces Shared Streets for Social Distancing Pilot<div class="ExternalClass656420A35A2848AAB7830F72E6AEEA2C"><html> <h4>​City Seeks Applications to Add Safe Outdoor Recreational Spaces During Pandemic</h4> <p>Now through Dec. 31, Phoenix residents can nominate segments of their streets to be temporarily restricted to allow only local traffic, creating more space for outdoor recreational activities such as walking, running or biking while complying with public health and social distancing guidelines.</p> <p>Residents must <a href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?486e1726107ef91afb5c6779bd66f5bb083a8549052a1baf" target="_blank">submit an application</a> by 5 p.m. Dec. 31, 2020 to be considered for the pilot program. Residents may only submit applications for streets or street segments on which they reside. Program requirements include:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Only <a href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?4977c8441d0ea7a2caaffa7150a639d67005fabfa8259160" target="_blank">residential or minor collector streets</a> will be considered. Street segments cannot cross an arterial/major street or a signalized intersection.</p> </li> <li> <p>Street segments must be long enough to provide a meaningful opportunity for recreational activities (minimum of a half-mile).</p> </li> <li> <p>Street segments that contain loops are ideal, but not required.</p> </li> </ul> <p>The city of Phoenix Street Transportation Department will review all applications, prioritizing the following selection criteria:</p> <ul> <li> <p>High population density areas with a greater need for recreational space.</p> </li> <li> <p>More than a half-mile distance from parks, trails or other public open spaces.</p> </li> <li> <p>Higher percentage of households without cars.</p> </li> <li> <p>Located within a previously identified <a href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?fcf5f4acf2af8ac425b739ffb0ba5446a336c14817d60a71" target="_blank">Mobility Areas</a>.</p> </li> <li> <p>Additional factors such as proximity to existing bicycle lanes, bus stops, libraries, schools, community centers and more.</p> </li> </ul> <p>The applicants of selected streets will be responsible for securing support from 25% of households who live along the proposed route. The Street Transportation Department will notify the nearby neighborhoods, install signage and barricades and activate the shared street(s) for the pilot program in early 2021. City staff will evaluate the pilot locations including collecting resident comments, traffic counts, pedestrian counts and more. The pilot program is planned to be in place through May 2021.</p> <p>Learn more about the pilot program, permitted and prohibited activities and the application process at <a href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?486e1726107ef91afb5c6779bd66f5bb083a8549052a1baf" target="_blank">phoenix.gov/streets/shared</a>.</p> <p> </p> <h3> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start">General Contact</span> </h3> <p>Nicolas Santiago, <a href="mailto:nicolas.santiago@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">nicolas.santiago@phoenix.gov</a> or 602-859-6519</p> <h3>Media Contact</h3> <p>Ashley Patton, <a href="mailto:ashley.patton@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">ashley.patton@phoenix.gov</a> or 602-292-3704</p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNewsstreet-transportationStreets
Phoenix Completes Another Record-Breaking Street Paving Seasonhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/1652Street Transportation12/7/2020 3:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1652/Newsroom_Streets_027.pngPhoenix Completes Another Record-Breaking Street Paving Season<div class="ExternalClassC0C2C29FE9A24D70A998AA070A50FF7F"><p>​The city of Phoenix continues to pave more than ever before. The hottest summer on record and a global pandemic did not slow street maintenance crews and contractors who successfully completed the city's busiest paving season yet. These essential workers could not work from home, but with less traffic, pavement projects moved quickly and in a more convenient way.</p><p>Every year since its implementation in 2018, Phoenix's <a href="http://www.phoenix.gov/pavement" target="_blank">Accelerated Pavement Maintenance Program</a> has broken records. 2019 marked Phoenix's largest paving season yet, tripling the number of major street miles paved than on average. And 2020 was even busier, with approximately 130 more miles of streets treated than in 2019.</p><p>Approximately 590 miles of Phoenix streets received pavement maintenance treatment in 2020 – about 12% of the city's entire street network.</p><p>The Accelerated Pavement Maintenance Program brings more benefits than smooth roads to Phoenix. People walking and riding bicycles will also notice improvements. A freshly paved street is a blank canvas – Street Transportation staff examine each roadway for opportunities to improve safety and bicycle connectivity. More than 40 miles of new bicycle lanes were installed and approximately 30 miles of bicycle lanes were upgraded to include buffers in fiscal year 2020. Additionally, more than 3,000 curb ramps were upgraded to meet the most current ADA standards through the 2020 pavement maintenance program.</p><p>"Phoenix residents chose to invest in their future by approving Transportation 2050 and we are fulfilling that choice by improving our city streets at a record-setting pace. Public safety, economic development and education all depend on properly paved streets and it is critical to do as much as we can during the paving season," said Councilwoman Thelda Williams, chair of the Transportation, Infrastructure and Innovation city council subcommittee. "We appreciate the patience of our residents while roads were restricted and the hard work of our staff and crews during this busy season."</p><p>The city of Phoenix also brought innovation to street maintenance in 2020 by introducing the <a href="http://www.phoenix.gov/streets/coolpavement" target="_blank">Cool Pavement Pilot Program</a>. Cool pavement was applied at nine locations across the city, covering 36 miles of residential streets in neighborhoods and one parking lot at a city park. This lighter in color asphalt treatment has the potential to offset rising nighttime temperatures in Phoenix, serving as "sunscreen for the road." The program, through a partnership with the city's Street Transportation Department and Office of Sustainability and Arizona State University researchers, will continue to be evaluated in 2021 to study the effectiveness and durability of the material.</p><p>"Although 2020 has been a challenging year, the city of Phoenix hasn't slowed work toward its ambitious goals," said Mayor Kate Gallego. "With the cool pavement program and the record-breaking street paving season, the Street Transportation Department continues to demonstrate its innovation and commitment to efficiency and effectiveness."</p><p>The accelerated schedule for pavement maintenance continues through 2023. The city's interactive dashboard at <a href="http://www.phoenix.gov/pavement" target="_blank">phoenix.gov/pavement</a> allows residents to see the program's completed projects and planned projects. The Accelerated Pavement Maintenance Program is a five-year program, funded through a Council-approved $200 million advance on voter-approved <a href="http://www.t2050.org/" target="_blank">Transportation 2050</a> revenues.</p><p> </p><h3>General Contact</h3><p> Accelerated Pavement Maintenance Program, <a target="_blank" href="mailto:pavement@phoenix.gov">pavement@phoenix.gov</a> or 623-825-3444</p><h3>Media Contact​<br></h3><p>Ashley Patton, <a href="mailto:ashley.patton@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">ashley.patton@phoenix.gov</a> or 602-292-3704​​ <br> </p> ​<br>​<br></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNewsstreet-transportationStreets
Two Pedestrian Scrambles Installed in Downtown Phoenix During National Pedestrian Safety Monthhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/1596Street Transportation10/30/2020 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1596/Newsroom_Streets_026.pngTwo Pedestrian Scrambles Installed in Downtown Phoenix During National Pedestrian Safety Month<div class="ExternalClass99A6FF951DCA499C96EE42C1366A00B7"><html> <p>​People who live, work or play in downtown Phoenix no longer have to look to Tokyo or New York City to learn what a pedestrian scramble is. A pedestrian scramble is an intersection that allows pedestrians to cross in any direction. Downtown Phoenix is now home to two pedestrian scrambles, complete with all-way crosswalks and a traffic signal phase that temporarily stops all vehicular traffic, allowing pedestrians to cross the street in any direction, including diagonally. </p><p>“As the fifth largest and fastest growing city in the nation, the installation of two pedestrian scrambles downtown is just one example of how Phoenix is constantly improving our infrastructure through innovation and data," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “These are exciting additions and will create a better experience for our residents, regardless of how they decide to travel."</p><p>The two pedestrian scramble intersections are adjacent to the downtown Arizona State University campus on Taylor Street at 1st and 3rd Streets. With many people walking in this area, the pedestrian-only phase of the traffic signals is expected to improve safety and reduce delays for people walking and people driving. </p><p>“No matter how you travel on our city's roadways, safety must always come first," said Councilman Michael Nowakowski. “The installation of two pedestrian scrambles in Phoenix is an innovative safety improvement for the many pedestrians commuting downtown to work, school, events or home."</p><p>Street Transportation Director, Kini Knudson, explains that these intersections are another step to improve mobility in Phoenix, but added that they are part of a long-term strategy. “We are always looking at ways to improve our roadways for all users – people walking or jogging, riding bicycles or scooters or driving cars. For downtown Phoenix, the addition of these two pedestrian scrambles is just one of many recent and upcoming improvements." He highlights that the <a target="_blank" href="/streets/3rdand5thavenues">3rd and 5th Avenues Project </a>is under construction, the <a target="_blank" href="/streets/3rdstreet">3rd Street Project </a>will begin construction in spring 2021, and that the <a target="_blank" href="/streets/DTPU">Downtown Transportation Plan Update</a> demonstrates that our infrastructure is set up for success. Learn more about the department's capital improvement projects<a target="_blank" href="/streets/projects"> here</a>.</p><p>The pedestrian scrambles were both installed and activated in October, which is National Pedestrian Safety Month. People walking are encouraged to only cross when given indication from the traffic signal. Diagonal crossing is only acceptable at these two specially marked crosswalks. At all other intersections, pedestrians should cross at designated crosswalks as indicated by the paint markings.</p><p>People driving are reminded to always come to a full stop on red and to expect people crossing in any direction during the pedestrian-only phase. The city encourages people to always be alert and on the lookout for the wide variety of people who use Phoenix streets. Recently, also as part of National Pedestrian Safety Month, the Street Transportation Department launched a new public service announcement campaign, Scan the Street for Wheels and Feet. Watch the full PSA <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/street-transportation/1579">here</a>.</p><p>Learn more about the Street Transportation Department at <a target="_blank" href="/streets">phoenix.gov/streets </a>and follow the department on Twitter <a target="_blank" href="http://www.twitter.com/streetsphx">@StreetsPHX</a>. </p><p> </p><p><strong>Media Contact</strong></p><p>Ashley Patton, Senior Public Information Officer<br>Email: <a target="_blank" href="mailto:ashley.patton@phoenix.gov">ashley.patton@phoenix.gov</a><br>Phone: 602-292-3704 (call/text) </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNewsstreet-transportationStreets
Phoenix Reminds Drivers to Scan the Street for Wheels and Feet in New PSAhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/1579Street Transportation10/21/2020 3:45:00 PM https://youtu.be/IhltzXheEsI Phoenix Reminds Drivers to Scan the Street for Wheels and Feet in New PSA<div class="ExternalClass5D13A8D919E74927AFC4EFCE2B5DEEDC"><html> ​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>The city of Phoenix Street Transportation Department is launching a new public service announcement (PSA) – Scan the Street for Wheels and Feet. The animated PSA reminds people to be alert and on the lookout for the wide variety of people who use Phoenix streets but may not be driving a car. People walking, running, using wheelchairs or other mobility devices, riding bicycles, pushing strollers or riding scooters are sharing our streets, so be sure to Scan the Street for Wheels and Feet.<br> <br>“Scan the Streets for Wheels and Feet is part of the Street Transportation Department's <a target="_blank" href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?04d6eeea39b15935615d01b92fb386644e35c7739903957a">Heads Up!</a> pedestrian safety campaign," Street Transportation Director Kini Knudson said. “We are working to improve safety through engineering with the implementation of HAWK signals, flashing pedestrian beacons and high visibility crosswalks, but we also want to influence behavior by educating the public through these PSAs."<br> <br>Watch and share the animated public service announcement here: <a target="_blank" href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?ee56c2ae2be4e041f8017f95b3f1d6b971540d301ac91465">https://youtu.be/IhltzXheEsI</a>.<br> <br>Members of the media are encouraged to download a full resolution version of the PSA by contacting Heather Murphy through <a target="_blank" href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?9f0eab5cd5493d0b7f222327f9e80ec199b14e05d71e1891">email</a>. <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br><br> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsVideostreet-transportationStreets
E-Scooter Pilot Program Resumes in Downtown Phoenixhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/1541Street Transportation10/1/2020 11:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1541/Newsroom_Streets_025.pngE-Scooter Pilot Program Resumes in Downtown Phoenix<div class="ExternalClassE6FDD99E8D4948448251595E6E4CB3CC"><html> <p>Micromobility is returning to downtown Phoenix with the return of shared electric scooters (e-scooters). As part of an effort to integrate multimodal and active transportation options into Phoenix's urban core, the city has extended its pilot program to allow the operation of e-scooters within a specific boundary of downtown Phoenix.   </p> <p>The initial six-month pilot program (Sept. 2019 through March 2020) was unanimously approved by City Council. Another six-month evaluation period was also approved; however, the extension was postponed due to COVID-19. The extended pilot program begins Oct. 1 and will conclude March 31, 2021. </p> <p>The extended pilot will allow further evaluation of e-scooters as a micromobility transportation option in Phoenix. The Street Transportation Department will continue to examine a variety of metrics including the number, duration and location of rides, user and vendor compliance, incidents and community feedback. </p> <p>Phoenix’s e-scooter program is unique in that it requires all scooters to be deployed and parked in designated parking areas. Nearly 400 designated parking areas can be found throughout the pilot boundary, defined by white posts and reflective yellow scooter decals. Improperly parked scooters can be reported by calling the e-scooter hotline at 602-262-7474. </p> <p>E-scooter companies are eligible to participate in the pilot program after qualifying for a permit through an application process conducted by the Street Transportation Department. The six-month extension of the pilot welcomes a new company to Phoenix’s pilot program, Razor.  </p> <p>Brandon Cheung, Senior Manager of Government Relations at Razor, said “Now more than ever, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Phoenix residents and visitors need a safe and affordable means of getting around. Our Operations team introduced industry-leading sanitation protocols in March 2020 to ensure that we are serving our employees and customers safely and responsibly.” </p> <p>The city of Phoenix encourages drivers to stay alert and always yield to people walking and riding bicycles or scooters. Scooter riders are also encouraged to wear a helmet, only ride one person per scooter and ride in the street or in bicycle lanes and outside of construction zones and no-ride zones. E-scooter vendors are required to educate riders on the rules of the pilot and safe rider practices.  </p> <p>Community input is an important part of the evaluation of the pilot program. To provide feedback about the pilot program, email <a target="_blank" href="mailto:scooters@phoenix.gov">scooters@phoenix.gov</a> or call the city’s e-scooter hotline at 602-262-7474. </p> <p>For more information about the e-scooter pilot program, visit the program webpage at <a target="_blank" href="/streets/scooters">phoenix.gov/scooters</a>.</p> <h3>General Contact</h3> <p>City of Phoenix E-Scooter Pilot Program</p> <p>Email: <a target="_blank" href="mailto:scooters@phoenix.gov">scooters@phoenix.gov</a><br></p> <p>Phone: 602-262-7474</p> <h3>Media Contact</h3> <p>Ashley Patton, Senior Public Information Officer</p> <p>Email: <a target="_blank" href="mailto:ashley.patton@phoenix.gov">ashley.patton@phoenix.gov</a></p> <p>Phone: 602-292-3704 (call/text)</p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNewsstreet-transportationStreets



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