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Two-Way Protected Bike Lanes are a City First, New Option for Bicycle Commuters & Downtown Residentshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/1940Street Transportation6/8/2021 9:10:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1940/Newsroom_Streets_021_T-WPBL.jpgTwo-Way Protected Bike Lanes are a City First, New Option for Bicycle Commuters & Downtown Residents<div class="ExternalClass4344F10D01EA40FD9599F6DC9EA228EF"><html> <p></p> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">New two-way protected bicycle lanes are now open on 3rd Avenue between Roosevelt Street and McDowell Road. It is the city’s first such bicycle amenity. The dedicated facility for people riding bicycles is part of a <a target="_blank" href="/streets/3rdand5thavenues" title="">capital improvement project</a> to increase safety, improve corridor circulation and expand bicycle facilitates in downtown Phoenix.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">The two-way protected bicycle lanes are a physically separated bicycle track that provides for north-south bicycle movement on a street that carries vehicle traffic in the northbound only direction. Nearby segments of the project are still currently under construction.  Always stay alert, slow down, and obey signs in work zones.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Follow these tips to safely navigate these two-way protected bicycle lanes:</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <p> <strong>People Driving Vehicles:</strong> </p> <div> <ul> <li> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">This segment of 3rd Avenue is only one-way (north) for vehicle traffic. However, people riding bicycles will be going north and south in the two-way protected bicycle lanes.</span> </li> <li> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Be alert and expect people riding bicycles in both directions, especially near and at intersections.</span> </li> <li> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Do not drive through or cross into the bollards separating the two-way protected bicycle lanes.</span> </li> <li> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">On-street parking is only available on the west side of the street. The east side is for the two-way protected bicycle lanes.</span> </li> </ul> </div> <div><p> <strong>People Riding Bicycles:</strong> </p> </div> <div> <ul> <li> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Stay alert – lookout for pedestrians in the area as well as vehicle traffic.</span> </li> <li> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Stay on the right side of the bicycle lane in your direction of travel and allow ample space for people riding in the opposite direction.</span> </li> <li> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Understand not every pedestrian, bicycle rider, or person driving a vehicle will know how to properly use two-way protected bicycle lanes. Help to educate others if you encounter a teachable moment. </span> </li> <li> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">The traffic signal at 3rd Avenue and Roosevelt Street includes a phase to encourage people on bicycles to safely cross the intersection. Please follow all signs and obey traffic signals.</span> </li> </ul> </div> <div><p> <strong>People Walking: </strong> </p> </div> <div> <ul> <li> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">The two-way protected bicycle lanes are intended for people riding bicycles only. Do not walk in them.</span> </li> <li> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Be alert – look for two-way bike traffic traveling north and south when walking along 3rd Avenue.</span> </li> </ul> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">The Street Transportation Department plans to continue the two-way protected bicycle lanes north of McDowell Road on 3rd Avenue when funding is available to construct the <a href="/streets/3rdand5thavenuesnorth" target="_blank">3rd and 5th Avenues North​</a> project.</span></div><div> </div> <div><span style="font-family:Calibri;"> <br> <span style="font-size:12px;">Media Contacts:</span></span></div><div><span style="font-family:Calibri;font-size:12px;">Heather Murphy, 602-292-3883<br></span></div><div><span style="font-family:Calibri;"><span style="font-size:12px;">Ashley Patton, 602-292-3704</span><br></span></div> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNewsstreet-transportationAerial Image Showing Two-Way Protected Bike LanesStreets@StreetsPHX #DTPHX Bicycle, protected bike lanes, bike signal, two-way bike lanes, downtown PhoenixHeather Murphy602-292-3883602-495-7271Heather.Murphy@Phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/66/Heather_Murphy.jpgAshley Patton602-292-3704ashley.patton@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/92/Ashley_Patton.jpgStreetsPHXTwo-Way Protected Bike Lanes Looking North on 3rd Avenue from Roosevelt

 

 

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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