Mesa: Meet-up and Happy Hour
Start your Jane Jacobs Walk weekend with this get together. Come join us to bring together others passionate about downtown Mesa, bring a friend and join in the discussion of what walkability and urban form can bring to Mesa’s downtown.
Date: Friday, May 4th
Event Location: Il Vinaio, 270 West Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85201
Registration: No need to sign up, just show up at the posted meeting location. Remember to bring your ID and be at least 21 years of age!
Join us as we talk about walkability and transit oriented development in Mesa! We will walk both north and south of Main into the neighborhoods to make a “walking audit” of the resources we have around our station areas. Bring your brain power and a mind open to the possibilities of Mesa!
When we return at the end of the walk, we will discuss, draw and write our ideas down.
Date: Sunday May 6, 2012
Event Start/End: We will begin and end our walk at Lo Fi Coffee, located at 105 West Main Street in Mesa.
Host: David Crummey, Jane Jacobs Walk
Registration: No need to sign up, just show up at the posted meeting location.
Accessibility: This event is accessible and welcoming to wheelchairs, strollers, seniors and children.
Jane’s Walk Sunnyslope
We will start at Sunnyslope Historical Society, pass the Sunnyslope Community Center, Sunnyslope Rock Garden and Norton Park. Immediately following the walk, participants are welcome to meet up for breakfast and conversation at Scramble, 9832 N. 7th St., where walkers will get 15% off their bill.
Date: Saturday, May 12th
Event Start: Sunnyslope Historical Society, 737 E. Hatcher Rd.
Host Organization: John C. Lincoln Health Network
Registration: No need to RSVP, just show up at the posted meeting location.
Accessibility: This event is accessible and welcoming to bicycles, children, and seniors.
Starting in the Central Business District (CBD), we’ll walk through good, bad, and debatable pedestrian infrastructure while we also explore how a few different bars interface with the street and utilize their spaces in creative ways. This Jane’s Walk will be more of a crawl because we’ll spend enough time at each bar to grab a drink and have discussions.
Date: Saturday, May 5th
Event Route: Begins at Hanny’s (SWC of 1st St & Adams). End TBD.
Host Organization: Thunderdome Neighborhood Association
Registration: No cap, but must RSVP by emailing: sean [dot] sweat [at] gmail [dot] com.
Accessibility: This event is accessible and welcoming to wheelchairs and seniors. Make sure to bring a valid ID – 21 and over please!
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.
Date: Saturday, May 5th
Event Start and End: Sycamore/Main Street Transit Center
Host Organization: METRO
Registration: Please RSVP to Lisa Procknow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accessibility: This event is accessible and welcoming to wheelchairs, bicycles, seniors, and children.