The Department of Transportation believes that bicycling and walking are important modes of transportation. To facilitate biking and walking in Tucson we do the following:
In The News
- The Third Street/University Avenue Bicycle Boulevard is being resurfaced between Campbell Avenue and Tucson Boulevard beginning on Wednesday, May 20th. Read more about project in our special edition newsletter, and check out our detour map before you ride.
- Check out our new pedestrian safety brochure!
- Over 20,000 people attended the most recent Cyclovia Tucson event on April 19, 2015! Visit Cyclovia Tucson for more information regarding the next event on November 1, 2015.
- The Pedestrian Advisory Committee, which helps create a safer and more comfortable walking environment, recently celebrated its 1 year anniversary. Meetings are at the Ward 6 Offices on the third Wednesday of every month, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and are open to the public. Let us know if you are interested in serving on this committee.
- Tucson is working on a Bicycle Boulevard Master Plan to develop an alternative mode network using our neighborhood streets. There are five Bicycle Boulevards under design now and will be constructed in the next few years.
- New pedestrian/bike signals are going up around town to help people get across busy roads. The City is working on installing several of these at this time. Stay tuned for a signal coming to your neighborhood soon!
- The best way to stay up-to-date on all the newest bicycle and pedestrian projects and events is to sign up for our monthly on-line Newsletter.
The City of Tucson is exploring the feasibility of implementing a public bike share system. Bike share provides another transportation option for short-trips around urbanized areas. Bike share can leverage the investment in the modern streetcar and will make Tucson more bicycle friendly. Click here to find out more about bike share for Tucson. You can take an online survey about bike share as well as suggest where stations should be located.
Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs encourage daily physical activity and the development of healthy habits in youth by promoting regular walking and biking to school. Walking and biking also reduces traffic congestion and pollution around schools, improves safety in school zones, and provides families and friends an opportunity to share time with each other and build connections in their community. The City of Tucson launched a new Safe Routes to School program in August 2014 operated by the Living Streets Alliance.
The City of Tucson now has four bike boxes (6th St and Highland, Grant Road and Fontana, Speedway and 4th Avenue) and a partial bike box (Grant Road and Mountain Avenue)