Jeremy Duda
May 30, 2023 - Transit

Phoenix slightly above average for amount of downtown parking

A black and white street map of Phoenix with a square in the middle where parking spaces are shaded in red.

Parking lots in downtown Phoenix. Courtesy of Parking Reform Network

Downtown Phoenix has uses slightly more of its area for surface parking than the national average, according to an analysis by the nonprofit Parking Reform Network, which advocates for more walkable cities and "the adoption of critical parking reforms."

  • Meanwhile, Mesa was well above average and had one of the most parking-heavy central areas the group analyzed.
Jessica Boehm
May 10, 2023 - Transit

Sun City gets new driverless public transportation option

A May Mobility van in Sun City. Photo: Courtesy of May Mobility

Old, meet new.

State of play: Residents of Sun City, an Arizona retirement community, can now access public transportation powered by a trendy new engineering development: driverless cars.

Metrocenter transit hub to be named for former mayor Thelda Williams

Two elevated rail tracks.

The Metrocenter light rail and transit center under construction in November. Photo: Jessica Boehm/Axios

The Phoenix City Council voted Wednesday to name a west Phoenix transit center after former interim Mayor Thelda Willaims.

Jessica Boehm
May 3, 2023 - News

Phoenix freeway congestion has returned to pre-pandemic levels

a fleet of cars each with superimposed directional arrows

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

It took three years, but traffic congestion on Valley freeways has officially returned to pre-pandemic levels.

What's happening: Maricopa County saw about 30,000 hours of daily freeway traffic delays in March, roughly the same amount seen the first week of March 2020 β€” before the COVID-19 emergency declaration.


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