Car Free Phoenix

With the expansion of the Valley Metro Light Rail system, bike share programs and ride-hailing services, it's easier than ever to explore Phoenix car free. We've got tips on how to ditch your vehicle and explore our city, from downtown to the desert and everywhere in between.

 

Light Rail and Bus

The Valley Metro Light Rail is a 28-mile line that passes popular attractions such as Phoenix Art Museum, Heard Museum, Chase Field (home of MLB's Arizona Diamondbacks), Talking Stick Resort Arena (home of the NBA's Phoenix Suns and WNBA's Phoenix Mercury), Tempe's Mill Avenue and Arizona State University, and dozens of restaurants, nightlife spots and more. 

Coming from Phoenix's Sky Harbor Airport? Hop on the airport's PHX Sky Train, a driverless people mover, and connect with the light rail station at 44th and Washington Streets.

It cost just $2 for a one-way ticket and $4 for an all-day pass.

Learn more about the city's light rail, bus and ADA services at our public transportation page.

 

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Grid Bike Share

With more than 500 bikes spread across 50 "hubs", Grid Bike Share makes it easy to hop on a bicycle and pedal your way around downtown and central Phoenix and parts of Tempe and Mesa.

E-Scooters (Pilot Program)

You can now scoot your way through downtown Phoenix, thanks to a pilot program for e-scooters, effective until March 15, 2020. There are a few differences with downtown Phoenix's program compared to other cities and their scooter programs:

  • Scooters must be parked in one of the designated parking zones, which are sectioned off with white poles. 

  • Riding on sidewalks is prohibited.

  • There are several no-ride zones, including public parks and arenas. 

Here's a guide to where you can ride. 

These scooters are also available in Tempe and Scottsdale. 

Guided Tours

Visiting Phoenix with no car but still want to explore the surrounding Sonoran Desert? Let someone else do the driving. Or flying. Or rafting.

Explore the desert by jeep, ATV, horseback, hot air balloon, river rafting, and more with an experienced guide from a local tour company.

Downtown Phoenix

Convention delegates attending an event at the Phoenix Convention Center will find themselves just steps away from dozens of restaurants, bars, cultural attractions and hotels.

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Local companies such as Phoenix Rising and Arizona "ING" Tours offer educational walking and biking tours of downtown's historic and cultural highlights; or check with the Downtown Phoenix Ambassadors about a custom tour

Not up for walking or biking? Ride-hailing services such as Lyft, Uber and zTrip operate throughout Greater Phoenix.