Commission considers revised transit proposal, plus changes to bicycle ordinance.The Transportation Commission will consider a revised transit proposal and changes to the bicycle ordinance this Thursday, June 21. The commission meets at 6 p.m. at Scottsdale City Hall. Under the trolley proposal, service would still be expanded to Mustang Transit Center and the Via Linda Senior Center. Unlike earlier plans, the Miller Road and 68th Street routes would become one continuous route, eliminating the need to transfer from one trolley to another. Notable proposed changes to the bicycle ordinance include clarifying prohibited parking areas for bicycles and similar vehicles, including electric mini-scooters and electric and motorized bicycles, skateboards and play vehicles.
City Council plans summer recess beginning July 4. The Scottsdale City Council is not scheduled to conduct City Council meetings between July 4 and Aug. 27. However, if necessary, the Council could call special meetings and is available to citizens throughout this time. Get City Council meeting and agenda information.
Mighty Mud Mania draws a crowd. What do you get when you add dirt, water and more than 9,500 people? A good time and a good deed. That was the attendance at Mighty Mud Mania June 9 at Chaparral Park. Those in attendance also contributed more than 860 pounds of food to the Vista del Camino Food Bank. Here's a few other stats: Participants came from 30 Arizona cities and six states. Volunteer hours totaled 399, a contribution valued at more than $8,000. Learn more about Scottsdale recreation activities.
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Meet the granddaddy of garbage trucks. City employees innovated what is now modern mechanized refuse collection. It all started with the first truck, nicknamed, "Godzilla."
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park's concert series continues. Enjoy a variety of local bands from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Sundays at the park. Bring a blanket, chairs and snacks - or buy munchies on-site. Train and carousel tickets are $2 each with kids 2 and younger riding free with a paying adult.
Enjoy Scottsdale ArtWalk -- An American original. Every Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. Old Town Scottsdale hosts this feast for the senses featuring galleries, food and entertainment.
Be COOL this summer at the Scottsdale Fourth of July Celebration at WestWorld.This super cool indoor festival takes place from 4 to 9:30 p.m. and features the Jurassic Fourth Dinosaur Encounter, Mercer Rodeo & Mutton Busting, petting zoo, pony rides, BMX & skateboard show, kids' play zone, food, fireworks and more.
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Plan your commute. The city puts together a weekly traffic restrictions report to help you avoid road work and keep your commute smooth.
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PROGRAMS & SERVICES
Programs for children with special needs available throughout the summer. The city's Adaptive Services Center provides smaller staff ratios and adaptive activities with an emphasis on positive social interactions. Inclusion services are free. Call 480-312-2204 for details.
Take a moonlight swim in June and July. UV rays can damage skin in less than 15 minutes. Avoid the danger by swimming under the stars at Moonlight Swims: June 29, and July 20, at McDowell Mountain Ranch; and July 14, at Eldorado. All Moonlight Swims run from 5 to 9 p.m., regular entrance fees apply.
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