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Trolley Tour of Downtown Phoenix

Trolley Tour of Downtown Phoenix

Ollie the Trolley will take participants on a tour of downtown Phoenix to explore both new and historic places within this central business district of Arizona. Highlights of this tour include:

  1. Centennial Way, which opened along Washington Street
    between Phoenix City Hall and the State Capital Building
    as part of Arizona’s centennial celebration on February 14,
    2012. This project features Rapid Bus and Copper Square
    Dash transit shelters, bike lanes on the left side of right turn
    only/bus lanes, and pedestrian improvements to showcase
    Arizona’s 15 counties, 22 Indian tribes, and rich history.
  2. The “Greening of Grand Avenue” incorporated NACTO
    design strategies to remove 2 vehicular lanes from a 5
    lane section and provide dedicated bike lanes and parallel
    parking along this historic route.
  3. Roosevelt Row has reinvented itself to become the
    epicenter of the Central Phoenix art scene. It is now home
    to artist live/work spaces, art galleries, studios, and the
    monthly First Fridays Artwalk.
  4. Phoenix Metro Light Rail opened its first segment of 20
    miles in 2008 and is the 12th busiest light rail system in the
    country, with an estimated daily ridership of over 43,000
  5. Margaret T. Hance Park was created over the Papago
    Freeway Tunnel (I-10) in 1990. This park is home to the
    Japanese Friendship Garden, Irish Cultural Center, and newly
    constructed dog park.
  6. Phoenix Burton Barr Central Library, a LEED silver certified
    building, opened in 1995.
  7. Interim design improvements on 1st Street create a more
    pedestrian-friendly corridor, with connections from Margaret
    T. Hance Park to ASU Downtown, local eateries, hotels,
    METRO Light Rail, and downtown sports venues.

Led by:
Ray Dovalina Assistant Director, Street Transportation Department, City of Phoenix

Trolley Tour Map 102213 v2