To promote a walkable community and minimize the need to drive, Paradise Valley will meet many of its residents’ needs on-site by providing close proximity to jobs and a wide range of services.

Encouraging local travel

By keeping shops and business areas close to homes and linking them with a comprehensive, multi-modal roadway and trail system—one that supports a variety of options including automobiles, neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs), bicycles, and walking—Paradise Valley will minimize residents’ need to drive.

Elements will emphasize:
●  A network of sustainable transportation options that reduce car use and promote bicycling, walkability, and connectivity
●  Safety of movement for pedestrians, bicycles, NEVs, and automobiles throughout the community
● Comprehensive, on-road striped Class II bicycle and NEV lanes on the backbone circulation system

Street cross-section

Cross-section of major arterial street with a median.

Regional connectivity

Access to and from the project will be provided by a new interchange on the I-10 freeway which will be constructed by the project developer. Shuttle service will be provided to local transit hubs.

Neighborhood electric vehicles (NEV)

To reduce the number of cars on the road, neighborhood electric vehicles will have 100% accessibility within the community. By promoting residents to use other forms of transportation like NEVs—such as golf carts, electric bikes, etc.—Paradise Valley will have fewer cars on the road, less pollutants from fossil fuels, and less noise.

Living within walking distance of stores

Each village core is envisioned to contain a mix of commercial and/or service uses, mid-to-high density homes and an open space component. These village cores are a key element of the sustainability strategy as they provide the opportunity for a less auto-dependent lifestyle. Increased residential densities will allow the greatest number of workers and residents to be within a 5-10 minute walk to retail, recreation and service destinations. Transit will also be available to the Sunline Hub located in Indio.

One example of an NEV: a golf cart