College Avenue closed between University Drive and Fifth Street

College Avenue will be closed in both directions between University Drive and Fifth Street Feb. 17 to June 17 to allow for reconstruction of the road related to an ASU project.  Local access will be maintained between University Drive and Seventh Street AND between Fifth Street and Sixth Street. Bus routes will be detoured as follows.

62 Southbound: Regular route west on University Dr. to McAllister Ave.; northwest on Veterans Way to resume regular route at Tempe Transportation Center.

62 Northbound: Regular route to Tempe Transportation Center; southeast on 5th St./Veterans Way to University Dr.; east on University Dr. to resume regular route.

72 Northbound: Regular route west on University Dr. to McAllister Ave.; northwest on Veterans Way to resume regular route at Tempe Transportation Center.

72 Southbound: Regular route west on University Dr. to McAllister Ave.; northwest on Veterans Way to resume regular route at Tempe Transportation Center.

511 Northbound: Regular route west on University Dr. to McAllister Ave.; northwest on Veterans Way to resume regular route at Tempe Transportation Center.

511 Southbound: Regular route to Tempe Transportation Center; southeast on 5th St./Veterans Way to University Dr.; east on University Dr. to resume regular route.

Orbit Mars Northbound – Regular route north on McAllister Ave. to University Dr.; northwest on Veterans Way to resume regular route at Tempe Transportation Center.

Orbit Mars Southbound – Regular route to Tempe Transportation Center; southeast on 5th St./Veterans Way to University Dr.; continue south on McAllister Ave. to resume regular route.

Orbit Mercury Westbound – Regular route north on McAllister Ave. to University Dr.; northwest on Veterans Way to resume regular route at Tempe Transportation Center.

Orbit Venus Back – Regular route north on Mill Ave. to University Dr.; continue north on Mill Ave. to 5th St.; east on 5th St. to Tempe Transportation Center to resume regular route.

Orbit Venus Forward – Regular route to Tempe Transportation Center; west on 5th St. to Mill Ave.; south on Mill Ave. to resume regular route at University Dr.

 

Visit the link below to read this on the City of Tempe website.
http://www.tempe.gov/index.aspx?page=20&recordid=16488

College Ave Streetscape Public Access Flier[4]

Spring Training Fans: Take the FREE Trolley from Mill Ave. to Tempe Diablo Stadium

Angel Spring Training has begun!  Don’t stress over parking, traffic, or where to eat before or after the game- we’ve got you covered.  The Angels Baseball Spring Trolley will make your trip to Tempe Diablo Stadium quick and easy.  Here’s the kicker- it’s all FREE. Free parking, Free trolley, Stress Free.  What are you waiting for?

PARK FREE

Park at any of these designated ParkiT garages and lots*:

Hayden Station Garage – Located on 3rd Street just west of Mill Avenue
Centerpoint Surface Lot – Located on Maple, just south of 5th Street
City Hall Garage – Located on 5th Street and Forest Avenue, 2 blocks east of Mill

*Remember to take your parking ticket for validation at the Trolley stop

RIDE FREE

Catch the Trolley at the northwest corner of Mill Ave. & 5th St. (in front of Lotions & Potions).  Look for the Angels Spring Training Trolley sign.

On each game day, Trollies will pick-up every 20 minutes beginning at 11am until 30 minutes after the end of the game.  The Tempe Diablo Stadium trolley stop will be located at 52nd Street and Campus Dr.

BE STRESS FREE

Plan your day with room for some downtime in the Mill Avenue District.  We have over 100 restaurants, shops, bars, and entertainment venues to round out your leisurely day.  For a complete list of Mill Avenue District restaurants and shops visit MillAvenue.com.

Now sit back, relax, and enjoy your ride to Angels Spring Training. Play ball!

Parking Tickets for Customers on Saturdays

I have heard many people in the “know” explain to me that the logic behind the parking meters in down town Tempe is a deterrent to keep ASU students and other from hogging spaces for the day.   Scottsdale, who I consider our competition, does not meter it’s spaces and does not have the perception of  lacking parking.   They do however limit parking in some areas by posting a time limit and marking tires to enforce that limit.    The bottom line is that Scottsdale if friendly to customers and Tempe, not so much.   All of the parking studies and “user friendly” signage is not going to change this perception to the customer that has a choice between Scottsdale, Tempe Market Place or Mill Avenue.

Recently I had a customer drop in on a Saturday and you guessed it they didn’t put enough change in the meter and our towns Thank You for doing business on Mill Avenue in the middle of the summer was a yellow envelope with a $30.00 bill tucked inside.   The customer further pointed out that there was a sea of open spaces and “Mill Avenue  has lost me as a customer”.

The question I pose is do you think that the powers to be should re-examine parking enforcement on Saturday’s and the motivation behind the private company (Park It)  who is the enforcer?

Joseph Lewis