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Phoenix Celebrates Completion of 3rd and 5th Ave. Improvementshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/2167Street Transportation12/10/2021 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2167/3rd Avenue two-way bike lane ribbon cutting.jpgPhoenix Celebrates Completion of 3rd and 5th Ave. Improvements<div class="ExternalClass01AABF17C4B0437C84702D27761F814C"><html> <p>​Phoenix District 7 Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari joined community members and city staff on Friday morning to celebrate the recent completion of the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.phoenix.gov/streets/3rdAnd5thAvenues">3rd and 5th Avenues Improvement Project</a>.<br></p><p>WATCH: <a href="/newsroom/street-transportation/2170" target="_blank">3rd and 5th Avenues Improvements Ribbon-Cutting Event​</a><br></p> <p>The group gathered near 3rd Avenue and Latham Street to hear remarks from the Councilwoman and Street Transportation Department Director Kini Knudson, and participate in a ceremonial ribbon cutting for the city's first two-way protected bicycle lane that runs along 3rd Avenue from Roosevelt Street to McDowell Road. Many of those in attendance rode their bikes to the event. <br></p> <p>“It is an exciting day to celebrate completion of this impactful project," Councilwoman Ansari said. “It is very important for the city to continue to create safer micromobility options like this that encourage residents to walk and ride bikes, and reduce the number of cars on the roads. That is how we'll meet the city's climate and sustainability goals." <br></p> <p>Finished in phases throughout 2021 and fully realized on November 23, the project added improved and safer bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure on both 3rd and 5th Avenues between Washington Street and McDowell Road. The project also improved traffic circulation around the downtown area by converting both roadways from one-way to two-way traffic between Washington and Roosevelt streets. Other improvements along both streets include upgraded traffic signals, landscaping enhancements, the addition of shade structures, and new pavement and roadway striping. </p> <p>Community input and engagement helped the city's Street Transportation Department design a project that recognizes and meets the changing needs of downtown road users. The public engagement phase of the project began in 2016 with a three-day, open-house style workshop at which residents could provide feedback. Construction officially began in mid-2020.</p> <p>A <a target="_blank" href="http://www.phoenix.gov/streets/3rdAnd5thAvenuesNorth">future project</a> on 3rd and 5th Avenues north of McDowell Road, currently in the planning phase, will continue the two-way protected bike lanes up to Thomas Road. Community engagement for that project will continue in early 2022 with another virtual public meeting. </p> <p>Additionally, the city also is looking at options to improve bicycle safety on the other side of downtown along Fillmore Street between Central Avenue and 7th Street. A public input process for that project will begin on December 14, with <a target="_blank" href="/streets/fillmore">a virtual public meeting scheduled for 6 p.m.</a> </p> <p>To improve safety for all users of Phoenix's roadways, the Street Transportation Department is developing a <a target="_blank" href="/streets/roadsafety">Road Safety Action Plan</a> and is currently facilitating the public engagement phase of that process. Community members are encouraged to provide input that will help shape the plan by taking an <a target="_blank" href="https://live.metroquestsurvey.com/?u=kq5n5y#%21/?p=web">online interactive survey</a> that is available in English and Spanish.​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNewsstreet-transportationA group of people pose for a ceremonial ribbon cuttingStreets@StreetsPHX #PHXTraffic #PedestrianSafety #BicycleSafetyGregg Bachgregg.bach@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/22/Gregg_Bach.jpgStreetsPHXPhoenix's first two-way protected bicycle lane runs along 3rd Ave. from Roosevelt St. to McDowell Rd. Photo: Danny Upshaw

 

 

Phoenix Fireworks Shows Return in 2024https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/3134Parks and Recreation6/17/2024 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3134/Fabulous-Phoenix-Fourth.jpgPhoenix Fireworks Shows Return in 2024<div class="ExternalClass244F2B2B1D674A099D86B80625E51D18"><html> <p>​​The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department is happy to announce the return of its annual fireworks events, Fabulous Phoenix 4th, Light up the Sky and After Dark in the Park. <br></p> <p>Fabulous Phoenix 4th takes place at Steele Indian School Park (300 E. Indian School Road) on Thursday July 4, 2024, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.</p> <p>Light Up the Sky occurs on Wednesday, July 3, 2024,  from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  at American Family Fields of Phoenix, 3600 N. 51st Ave.  </p> <p>After Dark in the Park takes place on Saturday, June 22, 2024, from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., at Deer Valley Park, 1 9602 N. 19th Ave. Fireworks being at 8:45 p.m.</p><p>The 36th Annual Fabulous Phoenix 4th features one of the largest fireworks displays in the Southwest with more than 7,800 aerial effects. This free, non-alcoholic family event attracts thousands of attendees.</p> <p>The event will include a spectacular fireworks display with plenty of food, music, and games for all ages. We look forward to seeing you all at Fabulous Phoenix 4th!</p> <p> <b>Know Before You Go<br></b> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Please note on July 3, the entire park will be closed for event load-in until 6:00 p.m. event time on July 4.</span> </p> <p> <b>Is there an admission fee?<br></b> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Admission is FREE! Vendors will be selling a variety of items, including food and beverage, arts and crafts, and promotional items. </span> <em style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">ATMs will NOT be available for this year's event, please plan accordingly.</em> </p> <p> <b>How do I get to the event?<br></b> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">The Fabulous Phoenix 4th is held at Steele Indian School Park, located at 3rd St. and Indian School Rd. There is no vehicle entrance and no public parking at the event. There are three pedestrian entrances: Central Ave. and Glenrosa Ave., 3rd St. and Indian School Rd., and 7th St. just north of Turney Ave.</span> </p> <p>Learn more about road closures for the event on the <a href="http://www.phoenix.gov/parks/special-events/fabphx4/know-before-you-go" target="_blank"><strong>Know Before You Go</strong></a> site.<br> <br><b>What should I definitely bring?<br></b><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Lots of cold water! Though water will be available for purchase at the event, having an ample supply of water will help ensure that you stay hydrated. Also, it's suggested that you bring shade. Personal shade devices are allowed and encouraged, however, at sunset all standing shade devices must be lowered and safely put away.</span></p> <p> <b>What items can I NOT bring?<br></b> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Items you cannot bring include drones, alcohol, fold-out tables, personal fireworks, barbecue grills, glass bottles, pets (service animals are permitted), laser pointers, skateboards, inline skates and kites. Fishing is prohibited during the event.</span> </p> <p>For more tips and information, visit our <a href="/parks/special-events/fabphx4" target="_blank"><strong>Fabulous Phoenix 4th website</strong></a>. For recorded event information call 602 534 FEST (3378).<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews
Celebrating Fathers with M.A.N. C.A.V.E.https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/human-services/3135Human Services6/16/2024 3:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/hCu7lxjL1vUCelebrating Fathers with M.A.N. C.A.V.E.<div class="ExternalClassA77808BA8A6A4BB384043F0D6DF1F46F"><html> <p> ​In collaboration with the Greater Urban League and My Brother’s Keeper, the Human Services Department’s M.A.N. C.A.V.E project is a fatherhood program committed to increasing male involvement by equipping fathers and male role models with the tools, experiences and support they need to have positive relationships with their children and families. ​<br></p> <p>Learn more about the program at azmancave.org or text “fatherhood” to 602-932-6633.</p> <p>Discover more Human Services Department programs at <a target="_blank" href="https://phoenix.gov/humanservices">phoenix.gov/humanservices​</a>.<br></p> <div> <br> <br> </div> <br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/humanservicesVideo
Resources Available for Monsoon Storm Cleanuphttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-works/3133Public Works (Trash and Recycling)6/15/2024 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3133/Newsroom_MonsoonPW_1000.jpgResources Available for Monsoon Storm Cleanup<div class="ExternalClassA361854AEC374923B219FFB44C730339"><html> <div>​The 2024 Monsoon officially began on June 15. The Phoenix Public Works Department offers many services that may come in handy before, during, and after big storms. <br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Once the first major storm event with likely flooding is in the forecast (as determined by the Office of Emergency Management), sand for sandbags will be made available (while supplies last) at specific City parks. Residents will need to bring their own bags and shovels. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <strong>NOTE: Sand is not yet available at the following locations. The City of Phoenix will publish additional notices when a monsoon event necessitates sand placement in the following parks: </strong> </div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <ul> <li>District 1 – Paseo Highlands Park – 3435 W. Pinnacle Peak Rd. <br></li> <li>District 2 – Paradise Valley Park – 17642 N. 40th St. <br></li> <li>District 3 – Moon Valley Park – 502 W. Coral Gables Dr. <br></li> <li>District 4 – Encanto Park Sports Complex – 2121 N. 15th Ave. <br></li> <li>District 5 – El Oso Park – 3451 N. 75th Ave. <br></li> <li>District 6 – Pecos Park – 17010 S. 48th St. <br></li> <li>District 7 – Cesar Chavez Park – 7858 S. 35th Ave. <br></li> <li>District 8 – Esteban Park – 3345 E. Roeser Rd. </li> </ul> </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Fallen branches and large storm debris can be placed for <a href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?799274033f7d1afe069926307ca0d76a9092653b8ee774527576b148d61f6c0c" target="_blank">bulk trash collection</a> if it happens during your placement/collection week (be sure to check the <a href="/publicworkssite/Documents/2024%20Bulk%20Trash%20Collection%20Schedule_English.pdf" target="_blank">placement and collection schedule</a>). </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Beginning September 30, we will switch to an <a href="/publicworkssite/Documents/Flyer_English_Appointment_Bulk_Trash.pdf" target="_blank">appointment-based bulk trash collection system</a> that will allow you to schedule a pickup that’s convenient for you! </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>If you need to dispose of fallen branches when it’s not your turn for bulk trash collection, you can cut them into small pieces, bag them, and put them in your curbside or alley trash container. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Each residential customer can drop off up to one ton of debris per calendar month (single visit) directly at our <a href="/publicworks/garbage/disposable" target="_blank">transfer stations </a>at no charge. Be sure to bring your City services bill and your ID. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <strong>Other Monsoon Reminders </strong> <br> </div> <div> <ul> <li>Please bag and tie all trash (do not bag recyclables<br></li> <li>Make sure your lid is closed <br></li> <li>Return your empty containers back to your property promptly so they don't float or blow away in the street during a storm. <br></li> <li>If your curbside containers get damaged (or lost!) during a monsoon storm, you can schedule a service to have your container either repaired or replaced for free. <br></li> </ul> </div> <div> <strong>Household Hazardous Waste</strong> <br> </div> <div>As temperatures rise, so does the danger of putting hazardous waste in curbside trash or recycling bins. Items like batteries, pool chemicals, paints, and oils can cause garbage truck fires (also known as hot loads) that endanger truck drivers, slow down collection, and cause extremely expensive damage. Please utilize the <a href="/publicworks/recycling/household-hazardous-waste" target="_blank">Household Hazardous Waste Collection program​</a> to properly dispose of hazardous items. <br></div> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/publicworksNews

 

 

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