Phoenix transit corridors getting improved tree coverage

The City of Phoenix has been planting and replacing trees all along the Light Rail corridors in an effort to improve “pedestrian-friendly landscaping and improve [ADA] accessibility”, according to a press release from March. The project, which is scheduled to take about 18 months, will plant new trees in over 180 empty tree wells and… Continue reading Phoenix transit corridors getting improved tree coverage

Watch for robots near 1st Ave & Monroe

Next time you find yourself near 1st Avenue and Monroe in Downtown Phoenix, you might encounter a large friendly-looking robot, just sitting on a park bench reading a book under a street light. Your might ask yourself: Why would a robot be taking the time to read a book? The answer lies within the story… Continue reading Watch for robots near 1st Ave & Monroe

Most Walkable neighborhoods near Downtown Phoenix

Phoenix is widely regarded as a car-dependent city. So it might surprise you to learn that several of our neighborhoods are rated as ‘Very Walkable’ (or close to it) by a company that rates neighborhoods according to how friendly they are to pedestrian life. A Seattle-based company called Walk Score (acquired by Redfin in 2014)… Continue reading Most Walkable neighborhoods near Downtown Phoenix

About the Light Rail

I had the good fortune recently to attend both City Council meetings regarding the Light rail projects around town. The first of which focused solely on the South Central extension and whether it is to be two or four lanes. I was impressed and heartened by the amount of people who came out to participate… Continue reading About the Light Rail

laMadeleine at Luhrs Tower to open Aug 15th

A new restaurant is coming to the Luhrs Tower at 1st Avenue and Jefferson. laMadeleine French Bakery and Cafe will open its 3rd Valley location on August 15th, according to several restaurant and construction workers I spoke with. The Dallas, Texas-based chain has been in business since 1983 and has 86 locations throughout the U.S,… Continue reading laMadeleine at Luhrs Tower to open Aug 15th