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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-transportationPedestrian Scramble Intersection in Downtown PhoenixStreets@StreetsPHX #NationalPedestrianSafetyMonth #PedestrianSafetyMonth #PedestrianSafety #dtphxpedestrian safety, downtown phoenix, pedestrian scrambleAshley Patton602-292-3704ashley.patton@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/92/Ashley_Patton.jpgStreetsPHX

 

 

COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impactshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561Emergency Management & Homeland Security11/23/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClass2D948EBD491F49C48367073A5D934B4E"><html> <p>​<strong>We're in this together!</strong> Looking for help? Find information related to the COVID-19 pandemic on this page. Residents with questions about city services and programs are encouraged to call <strong>(602) 262-3111</strong> or e-mail <a href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">contactus@phoenix.gov</a>​. ​​​​​​​​Phoenix small businesses needing help can call the Phoenix Community and Economic Development hotline at <strong>(602) 262-5040</strong>.</p> <h3>Phoenix Testing Blitz: Free COVID-19 Testing Events</h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399" target="_blank">Find upcoming testing dates and locations, either on-site or with Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van. Learn more.</a> <br></p> <h3>Phoenix Requires Face Coverings; Frequently Asked Questions</h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1353" target="_blank">Face masks are still required in the City of Phoenix. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>City of Phoenix Impacted City Services Update</h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank">Learn what's impacted with current city services. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources </h3> <p> <a href="/resources" target="_blank">Additional resources for Phoenix businesses, the workforce, and residents relating to COVID-19. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan</h3> <p> <a href="/COVIDrelief" target="_blank">Information and updates on the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Special Events More Than 50 People </h3> <p> <a href="/citymanager/specialevent" target="_blank">Help slow the spread of COVID-19! Download application to host a Special Event of more than 50 people in Phoenix. Learn more.</a> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Phoenix Testing Blitz: Free COVID-19 Testing Eventshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security11/25/2020 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix Testing Blitz: Free COVID-19 Testing Events<div class="ExternalClass00C3B262EEE942D9AB34BAE97FCDCB99"><html> <p>Community partners are holding free COVID-19 testing sites on select dates. Pre-registration is required. Free to all community members. Mobile Testing Van Locations are listed below.<span style="color:rgb(191, 0, 113);text-decoration-style:solid;text-decoration-color:rgb(191, 0, 113);">​​</span></p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><strong></strong><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561"><strong>Related:</strong> Find information related to the COVID-19 virus and City of Phoenix, including testing, resources, and city impacts. <strong>Visit the information page.</strong></a><br></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><h2 style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:rgb(191, 0, 113);">COVID-19 Mobile Testing Van</span></h2><p style="text-align:center;">Free testing for everyone. The Mobile Testing Van offers viral and antibody tests with <strong>rapid results within 15 minutes</strong>. Testing is limited. Appointments required.<a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-works/1455"> Read about the City of Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van</a>.</p><div><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><h3>Monday, November 30, 2020</h3><p>Travis Williams Family Services Center<br>4732 S. Central Ave.Phoenix, AZ 85040<br>Council District 7<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Tuesday, December 1, 2020</h3><p>Fry’s Food & Drug Stores<br>4230 W. McDowell Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85009<br>Council District 4<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Thursday, December 3, 2020</h3><p>Fry’s Food & Drug Stores<br>1815 W. Glendale Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85021<br>Council District 5<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, December 4, 2020</h3><p>Conchos Elementary School<br>1718 W. Vineyard Rd.Phoenix, AZ 85041<br>Council District 8<br><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><h3>Saturday, December 5, 2020</h3><p>Devonshire Community Center<br>2802 E. Devonshire Ave.Phoenix, AZ 85016<br>Council District 6<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Sunday, December 6, 2020</h3><p>Cholla Library<br>10050 N. Metro Pkwy E. Phoenix, AZ 85051<br>Council District 1<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Monday, December 7, 2020</h3><p>Ed Pastor Elementary School<br>2101 W. Alta Vista Rd.Phoenix, AZ 85041<br>Council District 8<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Tuesday, December 8, 2020</h3><p>Fry’s Food Store<br>8325 W. Indian School Rd.Phoenix, AZ 85037<br>Council District 5<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Thursday, December 10, 2020</h3><p>Fry’s Food Store<br>3511 W. Peoria Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85029<br>Council District 1<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, December 11, 2020</h3><p>Longview School<br>1209 E. Indian School Rd.Phoenix, AZ 85014<br>Council District 4<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, December 12, 2020</h3><p>Mountain View Community Center<br>1104 E. GroversPhoenix, AZ 85022<br>Council Districts 2/3<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Sunday, December 13, 2020</h3><p>D5<br>Washington Park<br>6655 N 23rd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85015<br>Council District 5<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Monday, December 14, 2020</h3><p>Valley View Elementary School<br>8220 S. 7th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85041<br>Council District 8<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Tuesday, December 15, 2020</h3><p>Fry’s Food Store<br>4230 W. McDowell Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85009<br>Council District 4<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Thursday, December 17, 2020</h3><p>Fry’s Food Store<br>1815 W. Glendale Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85021<br>Council District 5<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, December 18, 2020</h3><p>Irene Lopez Elementary School<br>4610 S. 12th St. Phoenix, AZ, 85040<br>Council District 8<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, December 19, 2020</h3><p>Acacia Library<br>750 E. Townley Ave.<br>Council District 3<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><p> </p><h2 style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:rgb(191, 0, 113);">Drive-Thru Testing Sites</span></h2><h3>Saturday, November 28</h3><p>Trevor Browne High School<br>7:00 a.m. – Noon. Appointment encouraged at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/">https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/</a></p><p>North High School<br>7:00 a.m. – Noon. Appointment encouraged at ​<a target="_blank" href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/">https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/</a></p><h3>Saturday, December 5</h3><p>Trevor Browne High School<br>7:00 a.m. – Noon. Appointment encouraged at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/">https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/</a></p><p>North High School<br>7:00 a.m. – Noon. Appointment encouraged at  <a target="_blank" href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/">https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/</a></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><p>   </p><h4>Media Contact</h4><p>Tamra Ingersoll<br>Cell: (602) 376-3981<br>Email <a target="_blank" href="mailto:tamra.ingersoll@phoenix.gov">tamra.ingersoll@phoenix.gov</a></p></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
City of Phoenix Customer Service Reps Make Over 28,000 Calls to Help Customers During COVID-19 https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/water-services/1639Water Services11/25/2020 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1639/Newsroom_Water_042.pngCity of Phoenix Customer Service Reps Make Over 28,000 Calls to Help Customers During COVID-19 <div class="ExternalClass9E5456F8CFF945E0A188877150358222"><html> Customer service is often overlooked until it's needed. This year, the City of Phoenix City Services customer service was needed more than ever. Deborah Doss is the Treasury Collections Supervisor for Phoenix Water customer service and has been with the city for 16 years, 10 of those years have been with the Water Services Department.  <br><br>The majority of Doss' career has been in collections, working for a private company before she started with the city. She now leads a team of customer service representatives who work with customers to collect outstanding payment on their water, trash, and sewer (City Services) bill.<br><br>Prior to the ongoing pandemic, Doss, and her team of five customer service representatives' primary role was to collect payment on outstanding bills. When 2020 changed everything for everyone, Doss and her team transitioned to helping customers find financial relief through the CARES Act. <br><br> Customers are still encouraged to pay any amount possible towards their monthly bill, but with the CARES ACT, customers have options to help find some relief with outstanding payments. Doss' staff educates customers on the CARES Act and assists them with enrolling in payment plans, allowing customers to remain in good standing.  <br><br>The CARES Act appropriated $150 billion to State, Local and Tribal government to alleviate the financial impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak. The City of Phoenix received a small portion of this funding. The money allotted to the city was made available to customers – through residential and commercial assistance programs - to pay their City Services bill in hopes of relieving stress for city of Phoenix customers. Doss' team took the lead on calling customers with outstanding accounts, to inform them of the dollars available and instructions on how to apply. <br><br>“People repeatedly call in and say they lost their job; they don't know what's going to happen and I'm here to help them" Doss said. “Customers are crying and scared. They don't know how they're going to get by, and our team is there to offer hope. We don't like to rush the calls." <br><br>“The work our customer service representatives are doing is essential in assuring the public health benefits of our water systems and solid waste disposal. Without it, the good work of Water Services and Public Works couldn't get done," said Assistant Director, Holly Rosenthal of Phoenix Water. <br><br>Doss and her team's dedication to getting the word out about the financial relief led to them make over 28,601 calls from July - October 2020. Doss' 'How can I help the customer?' attitude has come a long way in helping city of Phoenix customers find hope in a time when things seem so uncertain. <br><br>It is important for the staff to reach as many people as they can. Having Spanish speaking staff available to assist the significant Latino population in Phoenix, went a long way to reach an audience that may not have been able to connect otherwise. <br><br> The work the customer service staff is doing is ongoing, as the effects of the pandemic still linger. Their essential work has been supported by the City of Phoenix and due to the nature of the work, teleworking was not an option for Doss and her staff. The City of Phoenix issued a city-wide mask mandate, installed plexiglass to help create physical distance for employees, and provided hand sanitizer and masks. Some of the employees were relocated to different facilities to give, at minimum, six feet of distance. ​ <br> <br><br> <p> <strong>Media Contact: </strong> <br> Athena Sanchez<br> Public Information Officer, Phoenix Water <br> Cell: 602-621-0507<br> Email: <a target="_blank" href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?608086ccbd057ec33d3cf694325093d06cd16183e37dc76f5e4f5473d5470209">athena.sanchez@phoenix.gov</a><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicesNews

 

 

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