A Letter from Vice Mayor, Laura Pastor

Published on 12/12/2017 • Posted in

Dear Willo Neighbors,

Happy New Year! I write this letter to update you on some of the efforts that I have directed City staff to undertake with respect to traffic and safety in your neighborhood, as I know it is of the utmost importance to you all.

Phoenix has successfully participated in the first phase of a pilot study for evaluating urban corridors through the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG), and is now using available funding to analyze proposed bike, pedestrian, and auto safety improvements on 3rd and 5th Avenues between McDowell and Thomas Roads, and then a less-detailed portion northward to the Grand Canal multi-use path. This multi-modal analysis is an exciting next step for planning and implementing improvements that could link to those currently being executed south of McDowell Road, and coincides with the priorities voiced by Willo residents for the reconfiguration of these streets. The consultants leading the project have begun the study which will conclude in mid-2018.

In addition to this, the Phoenix Police Department continues to monitor motor vehicle activity throughout the neighborhood, and will persist in undertaking rigorous enforcement efforts through the area streets and alleys as needed. As always, please do not hesitate to contact my office at any time to express your concerns and make any inquiries.

I applaud the many contributions and efforts that the Willo Neighborhood and its leadership continue to carry out to advance the health and vitality of not only its residents, but the entire Midtown area and greater Phoenix community as a whole. I am proud to represent you on the City Council.

The Happiest and Most Blessed of New Years to You All,
Laura Pastor
Phoenix Vice Mayor
City Councilwoman, District 4