City of Goodyear, Arizona
Public Information Office
For Immediate Release: Sept. 30, 2008
Help Goodyear find ways to get around town – without cars
GOODYEAR, AZ – (Sept. 30, 2008) – The public is invited to help Goodyear develop a vision and devise a way for residents, students and visitors of all ages to get around the city. The better “connected” our city is, the better our quality of life will be.
Be sure to attend one of the following workshops, which will address various transportation options for handling local traffic as Goodyear grows. The workshops will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.
§ Thursday, Oct. 9 at Westar Elementary School cafeteria, 17777 W. Westar Dr.
§ Wednesday, Oct. 15 at Goodyear City Hall, Room 117, 190 N. Litchfield Rd.
Workshop participants will:
§ learn about circulators, how they compare to buses, and various trip purposes;
§ see how circulators work that are now operating in Phoenix, Glendale, Tempe, Scottsdale, etc.;
§ give their input and ideas;
§ answer a survey on how they would use the circulators, and;
§ learn about the next steps in developing a plan.
Goodyear has asked URS Corporation, Inc. to do a long-range transportation assessment and create a plan for introducing circulator buses within the city during the next five to seven years. The goal is to develop a local circulator service plan that provides seamless service to residents, people who work in Goodyear, and visitors.
Today, most residents, visitors and members of the workforce and business community depend on cars to get around town. We drive our families to city parks, sports activities, festivals, shopping, medical appointments and other daily activities. In the near future, Goodyear will have even more venues for activities and business within the city.
Goodyear Sports Complex is now open, and the Ballpark will be ready for the first Cactus League Spring Training game in February 2009. Within two years, there will be a new City Center featuring City Hall, a library, multi-generational center and performing arts center. The new regional mall will open in 2010. Two universities are on the way, and major employment centers such as Palm Valley 303, Goodyear Crossing, and Airport Gateway are attracting new businesses every day. As Goodyear grows, the demand for more and better transportation options will grow as well.
Please help city leaders create a great circulator plan for Goodyear and be part of making this a wonderful place to live and work in the future. For more information about the workshops, contact Christine McMurdy at 623-882-7507 or Christine.firstname.lastname@example.org.