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Phoenix Awarded Funding for Bike-to-School and Pedestrian Safety Initiativeshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/2593Street Transportation12/8/2022 11:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2593/CrossingGuard.pngPhoenix Awarded Funding for Bike-to-School and Pedestrian Safety Initiatives<div class="ExternalClass7A06AFF96EC046F399D2C01DB6091C0B"><html> <p> The <a target="_blank" href="https://gohs.az.gov/">Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety</a> recently awarded $25,000 to the Phoenix Street Transportation Department to support its on-going bicycle and pedestrian safety programs.<br> </p> <p>The funding will be used to purchase bicycle helmets for students who participate in the city's annual bike-to-school events and LED stop sign paddles for crossing guards stationed at high-traffic locations citywide. These funds will also be used to enhance pedestrian and bicycle awareness through educational materials and a public safety campaign. <br></p> <p>"The safety of the community is a top priority and is an integral part of the city's new Vision Zero Road Safety Action Plan," Pedestrian Safety Coordinator Mailen Pankiewicz said. "We're grateful and excited to receive this support from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety. It will help us continue providing safety awareness and education to all users of Phoenix streets."<br></p> <p>The resources funded by the grant will help to support strategies outlined in the comprehensive Vision Zero Road Safety Action Plan that was unanimously approved by Phoenix City Council in September 2022. That plan will guide the city to a goal of reducing the number of traffic fatalities and serious injuries in Phoenix to zero by 2050, including benchmarks of a 25 percent reduction by 2027 and a 65 percent reduction by 2035. The plan is available at <a target="_blank" href="/streets/roadsafety">Phoenix.gov/RoadSafety</a>.<br></p> <p>The Street Transportation Department also is in the process of developing an Active Transportation Plan, which will establish a framework to improve infrastructure for walking, biking, and using e-scooters and other micromobility devices in Phoenix. A live virtual public meeting was held on December 5, 2022, to discuss the draft plan with the community. Residents can watch a video recording of that meeting, read the draft plan and participate in a survey by visiting <a target="_blank" href="/streets/atp">Phoenix.gov/Streets/ATP</a>. The survey will be open through January 8, 2023. <br></p> <p>Additional resources about bicycle and pedestrian safety guidelines, and programs are available on the Street Transportation Department's <a target="_blank" href="/streets/safety-topics">Safety Topics webpage</a>. ​<br></p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNewsstreet-transportationA female crossing guard holds a stop signStreets@StreetsPHX #PHXTraffic #PedestrianSafety #BicycleSafetyGregg Bach602-309-2667602-256-3437gregg.bach@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/22/Gregg_Bach.jpgStreetsPHXAn Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety grant will support ongoing bicycle and pedestrian safety programs in Phoenix.

 

 

E-scooter Program to Expand to 24/7 Schedule on March 1https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/3038Street Transportation2/29/2024 8:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3038/Micromobility Program_3032_Newsroom.jpgE-scooter Program to Expand to 24/7 Schedule on March 1<div class="ExternalClassCC10D341742347EABCEF5329D9797C5C"><html> <p>​The Phoenix Street Transportation Department will expand operation of its Shared Micromobility Program to 24 hours a day, seven days a week effective at midnight on Friday, March 1. The program currently operates daily from 5 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. The 24/7 schedule of operation will be done as a six-month pilot program, during which usage data and other metrics will be reviewed.<br></p> <p>Launched permanently in January 2023 with vendors Lime and Spin, the program includes the shared rental use of e-scooters, e-bikes, traditional pedal bikes and adaptive bikes. The program currently operates in the city's downtown core, as well as areas to the south, west and east of downtown.​ </p> <p> <a href="/newssite/_layouts/15/Catalog.aspx?Url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ephoenix%2Egov%2Fstreetssite%2FMediaAssets%2FPhoenix%5FMicromobility%5FProgram%5FBoundary%5FMap%2Epng" target="_blank">View the Shared Micromobility Program boundary map</a> </p> <p>During the 24/7 pilot program, customers using the vehicles between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. will be required to take a late-night rider reaction test available through each respective vendor's app. </p> <p>Various vendors have operated e-scooters in downtown Phoenix since September 2019 as part of a city-managed pilot program. In December 2022, City Council authorized the Street Transportation Department to finalize an agreement with Lime and Spin to be the official vendors when the pilot program ended. The permanent program began in January 2023.</p> <p>Additional information about the Shared Micromobility​ Program is available at <a href="/streets/scooters" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/Scooters</a>.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNews
Pool Fence Safety Program Funding Availablehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/3037Fire2/28/2024 4:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/p0Q4z6wI2ssPool Fence Safety Program Funding Available<div class="ExternalClass9AEF165E5C9B484695F41AF84FB9ABAA"><html> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">The Phoenix Fire Department prides itself in prioritizing water safety and working to prevent drownings. In 2022, the Phoenix Fire Department rebranded its water safety campaign as “DrowningZero.” The goal to accomplish zero drownings with zero access to unsafe bodies of water. But we know we can’t do this alone. </span> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559685":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}"> <br> </span> <br> <div> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">The Phoenix Fire Department has a longstanding tradition of working alongside community partners including the United Phoenix Firefighters Local 493.</span> </div> <div> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">In collaboration with Child Crisis Arizona, SRP and the 493 Firefighter Foundation, the group is proud to bring back the Pool Fence Safety Program to enhance water safety in our community. This initiative aims to provide free pool fences to eligible families with children aged six or younger living in owner-occupied homes within Maricopa County. By addressing water safety concerns, we strive to prevent accidents and promote child safety around pools.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559685":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}"> </span> </div> <div> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559685":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">To qualify for the program, families must meet specific eligibility criteria, including income qualification and residency within Maricopa County. Applications must be submitted by March 24, 2024, and include bids from licensed pool fence contractors. Funding awarded through the program is directed to pool vendors, ensuring families receive the necessary safety measures.</span> </div> <div> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"></span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559685":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}"> </span> </div> <div> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">We encourage eligible families to apply for this vital safety measure, prioritizing water safety in their homes and safeguarding their children from potential hazards.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559685":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}"> </span> </div> <div> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"></span> <span data-ccp-props="{"134233118":false,"201341983":0,"335559685":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span> </div> <div> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">To apply for the Pool Fence Safety Program, visit: </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="https://childcrisisaz.org/pool-fence-safety-program/"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">https://childcrisisaz.org/pool-fence-safety-program/</span> </span></a></div> <br> <br> <br> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireVideo
Critical Incident Briefing - February 13, 2024 - 1900 W Berridge Lanehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/3036Police2/27/2024 10:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/FDR94VujUxsCritical Incident Briefing - February 13, 2024 - 1900 W Berridge Lane<div class="ExternalClass31C4DA6A884F40E7B48C0F6BE5260E0C"><html> <div>WARNING: The attached video may contain strong language as well as graphic images which may be disturbing to some people. Viewer discretion is advised. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The Phoenix Police Department has released a Critical Incident Briefing (CIB) video that includes audio, visuals and information related to an officer-involved shooting (OIS) which occurred on February 13, 2024. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>This incident began when officers responded to an emergency call of an unknown trouble at an apartment in the area of 19th Avenue and Berridge Lane. The caller reported a man was holding her mother at gunpoint and forced her back into their apartment.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>When officers got to the scene, they surrounded the apartment. While looking through the windows, officers saw the man physically attacking the victim in the bedroom. Officers than began to yell into the apartment demanding that everyone inside come out. The suspect pointed a gun out of a window and shot at officers who were positioned at the back of the house. One of those officers returned fire.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Officers at the front of the apartment heard the shots and went to the opposite side of the apartment. A different officer fired his duty gun striking and stopping the man as he was fleeing the scene.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>After the shooting, the man was taken to the hospital where he was provided medical treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The woman involved in the original violent attack was also provided medical care for her injuries.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Both officers involved in this critical incident are assigned to the Desert Horizon Precinct and have 17 and 24 years of service with the department. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>This incident is the subject of a criminal investigation to be reviewed by the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>It is also the subject of an administrative investigation. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Conclusions about whether the actions of the officers are consistent with department policy and the law will not be made until all facts are known and the investigation is complete.<br><br></div> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideo

 

 

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