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Join Phoenix City Councilman Michael Nowakowski, the Grand Avenue Merchants Association and others for a ceremonial ribbon cutting to dedicate a new bike lane and complete streets demonstration project on lower Grand Avenue.

This project is the culmination of a collaboration between community members and the city of Phoenix, with funding assistance from the Environmental Protection Agency for a study of the area, and funding from the Street Transportation Department to organize traffic, provide bike lanes, and add on-street parking and decorative elements on Grand Avenue between 7th and 15th avenues.

“Bike Lane Ribbon Cutting” by Downtown Phoenix Journal


  • Councilman Michael Nowakowski, District 7
  • Tim Sprague, Grand Avenue Merchants Association
  • Colin Tetreault, senior sustainability policy advisor, Mayor’s Office
  • Tom Godbee, deputy director, Street Transportation Department
  • Jenny Grote, deputy director, Street Transportation Department
  • Community members

WHEN:  Event begins at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19

WHERE:  The event site will be held on Grand Avenue in front of the Bragg’s Pie Factory Building, 1301 Grand Avenue.

Parking will be available on side streets. The ribbon cutting is part of the 5th Annual Grand Avenue Festival, which will be occurring during the same period.

During the event, small businesses and art spaces along this unique, historic travel corridor will host tours of vintage commercial buildings and new adaptive re-use projects; create art exhibits; sponsor performances and music; and provide other special activities that highlight the history of this distinctive area of downtown.