Walkability means good urban design
Downtown is one of the only walkable neighborhoods in Phoenix, with an inviting mixture of ground-floor retail, shaded streets and open spaces. Getting around by foot, bike, scooter or public transit is fun, easy and convenient — but if you need to commute by car, we’ve got parking too.
Check out our Downtown Phoenix Map to get where you want to go.
Navigating Our Growth
Downtown Roadway Impacts Map
Perfect for downtown newcomers, tourists, or just those trying to get their bearings, this printable map provides a bird’s eye view of all of the long-term road impacts currently in place throughout downtown.
You may also contact the Downtown Phoenix Inc. Info Center at 602-495-1500 to request printed copies.
Light Rail Construction
Construction on the Valley Metro South Central Extension/Downtown Hub is well underway with an expected completion date in mid-2024. Downtowners with questions about construction may contact our dedicated Community Outreach Coordinator, Julie Smith at 602-744-5563 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also click here to sign up to receive Valley Metro’s weekly construction update emails.
On-Going Development Roadway Impacts
APS Substation on 7th St. and Roosevelt
APS is currently building a new substation on the southwest corner of 7th Street & Roosevelt Street. There will be intermittent roadway restrictions near 7th Street and Roosevelt Street that may impact travel. This project will be completed by Fall 2022.
When In Downtown
There are more than 25,000 parking spaces in Downtown. To find parking near your destination, visit the Map and select Category — Parking or Download our printable Parking Map. In addition to public garages and surface lots, there are numerous parking meters, which are enforced every day including weekends and holidays from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information on City of Phoenix parking meters, click here.
Light Rail & Buses
Using public transportation to get to, from and around Downtown Phoenix is the easiest and most affordable option. Visit Valley Metro for routes and schedules.
An e-scooter pilot program is currently underway in Downtown Phoenix. The program’s geographic boundary stretches from Seventh Street to Seventh Avenue, McDowell to Buckeye roads, with a triangular section to the west including Grand Avenue. Scooters that are rented through companies like Razor must be parked in one of the nearly 400 designated parking zones — sectioned off with white poles. Locations can be found in the scooter vendor apps.