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Pedestrian Areas in the Sonoran Desert

Pedestrian Areas in the Sonoran Desert

Phoenix is the sixth most populous city in the nation and home to 1.5 million people. With very warm temperatures for 5 months during the summer, Phoenix must make special considerations for pedestrians in the Sonoran Desert. Highlights of this tour include:

  1. Cityscape: Urban park/plaza/pedestrian mall
  2. METRO Light Rail Station: Central Avenue & Adams Street
  3. Phoenix Convention Center: Indoor Pedestrian Mall
  4. St. Mary’s Basilica Urban Park at Monroe Street & 3rd Street
  5. Arizona Center Mixed Use Development with Urban Park: Van
    Buren Street & 3rd Street
  6. High Visibility Pedestrian Crossing at Arizona Center: 3rd Street
    at Taylor Street
  7. Taylor Street: Stormwater Management/Complete Street
    Example: 3rd Street to 1st Street
  8. 1st Parklet in Phoenix: 1st Street and Garfield Street at Matt’s
    Big Breakfast
  9. Taylor Street Pedestrian Mall: Shared Street Example: 1st
    Street to Central
  10. Civic Space Park: Urban Plaza, HAWK crossing for ASU
  11. METRO Bus Transit Facility and METRO Light Rail: Central
    Avenue and Van Buren Street
  12. NACTO inspired Interim Design along 1st Street: Van Buren
    Street to Washington Street

Led by:
Wylie Bearup Street Transportation Director, City of Phoenix
Beth Harmon-Vaughan Gensler Managing Director

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