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

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, Shelli Henson at 602 -686-1237 or shenson@valleymetro.org.

You can also click here to sign up to receive Valley Metro’s weekly construction update emails.

On-Going Development Roadway Impacts

Central Station Construction
The new Central Station development will soon bring new residential offerings, student housing, retail, and office suites to the transit Center at Central and Van Buren. Due to construction, there is currently a series of lane restrictions in the westbound Van Buren from 1st St. to 1st Ave.

When In Downtown

Parking Information

There are more than 25,000 parking spaces in Downtown. To find parking near your destination, visit the Map and select Category — Parking. 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 Lime and Spin must be parked in one of the nearly 400 designated parking zones. Locations can be found in the scooter vendor apps.