Being a Pedestrian in the Valley of the Sun

Whether you’re training for a race, hiking, or looking to get from point A to point B, check out our pedestrian resources for the Phoenix Metropolitan area.

Safety First
Always take safety precautions when walking, hiking or running in a large city and in hotter temperatures. Check out thesepedestrian safety tips on the City of Phoenix website, and these hiking safety tips from the Phoenix Fire Department.

Pedestrian Programs

ADOT Bike and Pedestrian Program
The Arizona Department of Transportation’s (ADOT) Bike and Pedestrian Program provides a variety of resources on walking and biking in Arizona. Head to their website for Arizona pedestrian laws and policies, the Arizona Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, and plenty of maps and cycling resources.

Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee
The MAG Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee  is composed of representatives from MAG member agencies, as well as the development, architecture, and landscape architecture communities. Take a look at MAG resources on the committee webpage.

For the Hikers Among Us
Check out resources on the City of Phoenix website for great resources on hiking the Phoenix trails and desert preserves.

Are You an App Person?

You can also try the Map My Run app. While it doesn’t have a specific tie to Phoenix, it is free on the iTunes store  and allows you to brag about your run on social media and share your favorite routes with friends all with a few taps on your smart device.

Local Pedestrian Events & Destinations

Some Valley cities and neighborhoods have art walks and pedestrian events each month. Check them out by clicking the links below.

Mesa Second Fridays

Phoenix First Fridays

Meet Me Downtown Phoenix – Building Communities Through Fitness

Roosevelt Row Arts District

Scottsdale Art Walk

Do you know of a group or resource we haven’t listed? Let us know at