Scottsdale Update - June 28, 2018



Independence Day information. We wish everyone a safe, enjoyable Fourth of July holiday. Most city offices will be closed Wednesday, July 4, in observance of the holiday. Trash and recycling pickup will take place as regularly scheduled. Below is information about holiday activities, safety tips and city services:

City seeks input on proposed Bicycle Ordinance revisions. Notable possible changesinclude clarifying prohibited parking areas for bicycles and similar vehicles. Proposed changes also limit parking bicycles or similar vehicles owned by one owner, such as a bike or scooter share company, to five vehicles within 200 feet of each other.

Commission recommends transit proposals. The Transportation Commission recommended a series of transit changes at its June 21 meeting. Changes include an expansion of service to the 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.


Scottsdale is in the midst of a $12.5 million project to replace almost 200 lane miles of pavement. It's a project that will bring better driving conditions and lower maintenance costs. Learn more from this Investing in Scottsdale video.


McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park's concert series wraps up. Enjoy the last concert of the season  this Sunday, July 1, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. 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. A free fireworks show will follow the end of Sunday's concert.

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. Join us July 12 for a special Gold Palette Summer Spectacular ArtWalk.

Browse the city calendar for more events.


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.

Plan your commute. The city puts together a weekly traffic restrictions report to help you avoid road work and keep your commute smooth.


Moonlight swims continue. 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.  

The Old West meets the New West in museum exhibit. If you enjoy great art, Western images and have a sense of humor, you'll want to visit "Western Edge: Humor and Playfulness in Contemporary Western Art." The latest exhibit at Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West offers a contemporary twist on Western icons.

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