Safety and Education

Classes

Pima County sponsors a wide range of bike safety classes, including classes for beginners, classes designed specifically for children and university students, and bicycle maintenance. Some classes include free bike safety items such as helmets, lights, and u-locks. More information is available at the Pima County Bicycle and Pedestrian Program website.

Bicycle Safety Classes

The City of Tucson and Pima County may dismiss civil traffic citations issued to bicyclists and pedestrians who complete the diversion program offered by the EZ AZ traffic school.

Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety Diversion Program

Youth Education

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.

Safe Routes to School Program

The El Grupo Youth Summer Bike Camp builds  confidence, knowledge, and skills in a safe, fun and peer-led environment. Activities focus on developing safe-riding skills, mechanical knowledge, and bike handling for each skill level, as well as exposure to health and wellness, environmental stewardship, air quality issues, and recycled art through a series of hands-on experiences. The camp is designed for children ages 7-13.

Youth Summer Bike Camp

Important City Policies

Roadway Development Policy (1998)

Retrofitting Bike Lanes on Existing Roadway Policy (2005)

Motorized Bicycles

Operation of Motorized Bicycles in the City of Tucson pdf

Sharing the Road with Pedestrians

Sharing the Road with Pedestrians (2011 version)

Sharing the Road with Bicycles

Share the Road Guide (ADOT version)

Share the Road Guide (Pima County version)

Share the Road Guide -en español (Pima County versión)