Would You Eat In A Downtown Phoenix Alley? New Program Could Bring Dining, Artwork

Alleys like this one in Phoenix will be activated to invite pedestrians, bicyclists, and shoppers to relax and socialize (Source: phxtaco.com)

Alleys like this one in Phoenix will be activated to invite pedestrians, bicyclists, and shoppers to relax and socialize (Source: phxtaco.com)

Phoenix launched a one-year pilot program to allow “alley activation.” It involves converting all or part of an alley into a clean, safe, more inviting space. The program will include two types of activation: minor, which includes things like murals, potted plants and temporary seating, and medium, which allows more elements, including private and public gathering areas, temporary fencing along vacant lots, banners, shade screens, food and non-alcoholic beverage service.

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