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METRO Central Mesa/Tempe Streetcar Tour

  • Main Street Transit Center Mesa, Arizona (map)

Hosted by METRO, this event offers two possible tours, one of Central Mesa, and one of Tempe. Both tours will start at the Sycamore/Main Street transit center. After the tour, participants can either continue their own exploration using light rail or return to the Sycamore/Main Street transit center via light rail or bus. Both streetcar tours are outlined below.


Central Mesa Streetcar Tour

The tour will begin at Sycamore/Main Street transit center and travel along Main Street (Central Mesa extension alignment) via bus. On the bus, participants will learn about the project and the art and architecture concepts proposed. Participants will then disembark  from the bus at Country Club Drive/Main Street and walk to Center Street/Main Street to discuss station identity, sustainable development, transit as a placemark, downtown Mesa as an arts and cultural district. Everyone will then return via walking to Country Club Drive/Main Street to board bus to return to Sycamore/Main Street transit center.


Tempe Streetcar Tour

The tour will begin at Sycamore/Main Street transit center and travel via light rail to the Mill Avenue/3rd Street stop to discuss the Tempe Streetcar project. At 3rd/Mill, participants will receive an overview the project and discuss station identity, urban design, transit as a placemaker, transit-oriented development. Participants will then walk to 3rd Street/Ash Aveune to discuss the same concepts for Ash Avenue. At this point, participants can either return to the 3rd Street/Mill Avenue light rail stop to return to Sycamore/Main Street or can continue to explore Tempe or other places along the light rail.

Time: 9:00am-11:30am

Date: Saturday, May 5th

Event Start and End: Sycamore/Main Street Transit Center

Host Organization: METRO

Registration: Please RSVP to Lisa Procknow at

Accessibility: This event is accessible and welcoming to wheelchairs, bicycles, seniors, and children.

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