Phoenix Named a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclistshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/1333Street Transportation6/10/2020 11:18:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1333/Newsroom_Streets_017.jpgPhoenix Named a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists<div class="ExternalClass793ECA8465AF4DB3B090B72B64A74078"><html> <p>Today, the League of American Bicyclists announced that Phoenix once again earned the Bronze-level award as a Bicycle Friendly Community for its commitment to making the city a better, safer place to bicycle. Phoenix is the fifth largest U.S. city and joins 482 communities across the country in the pursuit of safer streets and better bicycling for everyone. The award recognizes Phoenix for its commitment to improving transportation corridors and recreational opportunities that can be enjoyed by all ages and abilities.</p><p><br>“We are committed to making bicycling easier and safer for our residents,” said Mayor Kate Gallego. “Phoenix currently has 1,062 bike lane miles with that number continuously growing. Multi-modal transportation, in which bicycles play an important part, is the key to a healthier and more equitable future.”</p><p><br>“With support from the Mayor and City Council, the Street Transportation Department created the Office of Pedestrian Safety and the Active Transportation Program as proof of a lasting commitment to improving safety and active transportation options citywide,” said Kini Knudson, Phoenix Street Transportation Director. </p><p><br>Since 2002, the League of American Bicyclists Bicycle Friendly America program has accepted more than 1,800 applications for awards and there are currently nearly 500 Bicycle Friendly Communities in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.  </p><p><br>“Phoenix made the cut and although we are happy with the Bronze award, we will continue to work with the community to make wise investments in bicycle infrastructure so we can improve our designation in the next evaluation,” Knudson said.</p><p><br>“Whether people are commuting to work, exploring trails or bicycling for fun and fitness, Phoenix has something for everyone,” said Councilwoman Thelda Williams, who chairs the Transportation, Infrastructure and Innovation Subcommittee. “With the Accelerated Pavement Maintenance Program, each paving project is a blank slate to reimagine how the road is used. Street Transportation is evaluating each paving project to see where new bike lanes can be added.”</p><p><br>“Across the country, we have seen so many Americans biking during the pandemic. It’s critical that communities like Phoenix are taking steps to make biking a safe, accessible option for people,” said Bill Nesper, executive director of the League of American Bicyclists.</p><p><br>The League of American Bicyclists’ Bicycle Friendly America program sets standards for how communities build and mark progress toward safer and better bicycling options. The Bronze level award recognizes Phoenix’s commitment to improving conditions for all people who bike through investments in bicycle infrastructure, bicycle education, adult and youth bicycle safety programs, events like Bike to Work Day, public input and more. </p><p><br>To learn more about the BFC program, visit <a target="_blank" href="https://bikeleague.org/community">bikeleague.org/community</a>.</p><p><br>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="https://twitter.com/StreetsPHX">@StreetsPHX</a>.</p><p style="text-align:center;">###</p> <p><strong>About the League of American Bicyclists</strong><br>The League of American Bicyclists leads the national movement to create a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone. With a history dating to 1880, the League is committed to engaging diverse communities and building a powerful, unified voice for change around protecting and promoting bicyclists’ rights. Learn more at <a target="_blank" href="http://www.bikeleague.org">www.bikeleague.org</a>.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNewsstreet-transportationBike to Work Day 2019Streets#BikeFriendlyCommunities #BikeFriendly #HeadsUp #BikeSafe #Phx #BronzeAward #MakingBikingBetterBronze Award, Bike Friendly Community, Active TransportationHeather Murphy602-292-3883602-495-7271Heather.Murphy@Phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/66/Heather_Murphy.jpgStreetsPHX



Former Eye Opener Restaurant gets New Life helping kick off new ventures along Hatcher Road.https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/planning-and-development/2444Planning and Development8/12/2022 4:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/s3KZdWm2AwQ Former Eye Opener Restaurant gets New Life helping kick off new ventures along Hatcher Road.<div class="ExternalClass305E4A1FF9DE4F39ACDC7561FC5B6DCA"><html> <p> <span data-offset-key="clmos-0-0">This new adaptive reuse project could be one of many new ventures along Hatcher Road. Check out the "Eye Opener's" conversion from a restaurant to a vintage furniture showroom with help from staff & Councilwoman Deb Stark.</span>​</p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/pddVideo
Phoenix Firefighters Use "Fido Bag" To Save Family Pethttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/2443Fire8/12/2022 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2443/dog 2.jpgPhoenix Firefighters Use "Fido Bag" To Save Family Pet<div class="ExternalClass5E97A77AC0C4452DBAAAF32F7FCB410C"><html> <p>​</p>Phoenix firefighters rescued a dog from a smoke-filled apartment in Phoenix on Thursday afternoon. Firefighters responded to reports of a fire near 19th Avenue and Dunlap and arrived to find a single apartment filled with heavy black smoke. <br><br>Upon arrival, fully turned-out firefighters from Engine 960 conducted a thorough search of the apartment; that's where they found an unresponsive dog. Firefighters carried the dog out of the apartment and quickly began resuscitation efforts.<br>​<br>Phoenix firefighters from stations 20 and 60 worked together to deploy a <a href="https://thefetchfoundation.com/fido-bags" target="_blank">'Fido Bag'</a>: Fido Bags are life-saving tools that are supplied to local fire departments and professional K9 Handlers from <a href="https://thefetchfoundation.com/home" target="_blank">the Fetch Foundation</a>.<br><br>Fido Bags contain reusable oxygen masks that have been specially designed to fit the nose of small pets including cats and rabbits and will also fit the muzzle of a large dog.<br><br>First responders on the scene used bottles of water to cool down the dog as they used the oxygen from the Fido Bag to help resuscitate it. <br><br>Thanks to support from the Automatic Aid System, the Glendale Fire Department was also on the scene and assisted with the efforts. <br><br>As the dog laid on the sidewalk receiving treatment, the owners watched from a distance. After a few minutes the dog regained consciousness and began to wag its tail. Shortly after, the dog was happily reunited with its family.<br><br><p>The Phoenix Fire Department wants to thank the Fetch Foundation for its support. The Fido Bag system offers pets across the Valley the best chance of survival in the case of an emergency.​​<br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireNews
Phoenix Awarded $25M RAISE Grant to Build Rio Salado Bike/Ped Bridgehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/2441Street Transportation8/11/2022 11:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2441/USDOT Rio Salado bridge presser.jpgPhoenix Awarded $25M RAISE Grant to Build Rio Salado Bike/Ped Bridge<div class="ExternalClassE151A7F15FF6451AAC5144BFB56747CC"><html> <p>​U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego joined a host of community members and elected officials on Thursday at the Rio Salado Audubon Center to announce that the City of Phoenix is the recipient of a $25 million Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant. City staff submitted an application for the grant earlier this year.<br></p><p>WATCH: <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/street-transportation/2442">Rio Salado Bike/Ped Bridge RAISE Grant News Conference​</a><br></p><p>Phoenix will use the discretionary federal funding to construct the long-proposed Rio Salado Bike and Pedestrian Bridge, that will cross the river bed in alignment with 3rd Street and create impactful connectivity between south Phoenix and the city's downtown region.</p><p>When completed, the bridge will provide residents without a motor vehicle, or who prefer not to drive on every trip, with a safe option to cross the Rio Salado and gain improved access to jobs, schools, services and other opportunities. The bridge also will offer a convenient connection to the currently under construction South Central Light Rail Extension, and provide residents with increased recreational and exercise options with its proximity to the trails within the Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area.</p><p>In addition to the construction of the bridge, the project will include solar lighting upgrades along the existing Rio Salado pathway from Central Avenue to 40th Street.<br></p><p>Updates about the project and information regarding future community feedback opportunities will be available on the <a target="_blank" href="/streets/3rdStreetRioSalado">3rd Street Rio Salado Projects webpage</a>. <br></p><p>Congress dedicated $2.2 billion in fiscal year 2022 RAISE grants to fund projects like this one that have a significant local or regional transportation impact. RAISE funding is a result of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that was passed by Congress in November 2021.​<br></p><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNews



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