Jan 20

Come See the New and Improved Peoria Main Library on Jan. 29

Posted on January 20, 2022 at 9:39 AM by Samantha Thomas

The Peoria Main Library has a new look for the new year. The City of Peoria’s oldest library, located at 8463 W. Monroe St., recently underwent a renovation to expand and update the facility. On Saturday, Jan. 29 at 10:30 a.m., the city will be hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony, storytime and tour for residents. This renovation is the first one for Peoria Main Library since its construction in 1991. Prior to this project, the library received updated furniture, fixed seating and ADA enhancements. Now, the Peoria Main Library has a new roof, HVAC system, fire alarm system, lobby, skylight, front desk, exterior patio and other design and site improvements to improve the library patron experience and offer event friendly spaces. These upgrades were funded in Peoria’s 10-year Capital Improvement Program. For more information about the library, visit www.peoriaaz.gov/library.   

Jan 20

Try Peoria’s Autonomous Shuttle, RoboRide Medical

Posted on January 20, 2022 at 9:38 AM by Samantha Thomas

On Wednesday, Jan. 5, the City of Peoria started testing an autonomous shuttle, RoboRide Medical, as part of a four-month pilot program. The free, electric, driverless shuttle operates in the healthcare district near Plaza Del Rio Boulevard and will run Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. With the help of Arizona State University, the City of Peoria and Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) will study the feasibility of autonomous vehicles, analyzing data on high-tech mobility and ridership patterns to better understand future transit opportunities and mobility solutions. Plaza Del Rio is home to more than 100 medical facilities and more than 500 senior living residences. This service connects Peoria residents from their point-of-origin to their destination within the same service area. For information about the route or autonomous shuttle technology, visit peoriaaz.gov/transit.   

Jan 20

Peoria Hosts Sportsfest for Disabled Individuals on Jan. 22 

Posted on January 20, 2022 at 9:34 AM by Samantha Thomas

The Peoria Adaptive Recreation Program, in partnership with Arizona Disabled Sports, will be hosting West Valley Sportsfest on Saturday, Jan. 22 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Rio Vista Recreation Center, located at 8866 W. Thunderbird Rd. This free event will feature adaptive cycling and wheelchair basketball for individuals with physical disabilities and/or visual impairments. Ages five and older are welcome. Sports chairs will be available to participate in both sports. To register, call 623-773-7436. For more information about Arizona Disabled Sports, visit www.arizonadisabledsports.com/annual-events