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Slow Down Because of Sun Glare

This is the time of year when the sun rises and sets in line with Tucson’s east/west streets, meaning more of us are commuting during times of significant sun glare. The blinding glare affects visibility and reaction time, putting people walking, biking, and driving at greater risk.

The Tucson Transportation Department reminds everyone to slow down, look closely for people, and ride bikes with proper lighting.

Grand Opening of Educational Patio at Saguaro National Park

In 2015, with the help of $180,000 in support from Friends of Saguaro National Park, Saguaro National Park replaced the 55-year old interpretive exhibits in the Rincon Mountain Visitor Center with new, bilingual exhibits to help visitors understand the story of Saguaro National Park and appreciate the connection between people and place. Unlike the (newer) Red Hills Visitor Center in the Tucson Mountain District, the Rincon Mountain Visitor Center has no outdoor interpretive space- where rangers can provide interpretive talks to visitors and school groups.

Pima Association of Governments Needs Volunteers for Bike and Pedestrian Count

The Pima Association of Governments (PAG) is seeking volunteers to help conduct its annual bicycle and pedestrian count in October. Volunteers may help with weekday morning (7-9 a.m.) and evening (4-6 p.m.) counts or weekend morning (7-10 a.m.) counts at approximately 80 locations.

Training sessions are scheduled for Monday, Oct. 7, 5-6 p.m. at Himmel Park Library, 1035 N. Treat Ave., and Tuesday, Oct. 8, 5-6 p.m. at Joel D. Valdez Library, 101 N. Stone Ave. The count begins Saturday, Oct. 12.

Effective 10/01/19: Pre-Construction, Inspection, and Engineer Certification Process for All New Development Packages

The current process for a Development Package to transition from an issued permit to a final project is being updated. The purpose is to unify all project stakeholders and a higher level of project quality assurance by having a more consistent approach. This updated process will affect new Development Packages submitted for review after Tuesday, October 1, 2019.

Development Package projects which involve any of the following are subject to the Pre-Construction/Engineer of Record Certification Process:

Third Street and Treat Avenue Bicycle Boulevards Community Input Event

The City of Tucson Transportation Department is planning two bicycle and pedestrian safety improvement projects. The Third Street and Treat Avenue Bicycle Boulevard projects will use neighborhood streets to expand the citywide, low-stress biking network by creating north/south and east/west routes to jobs, neighborhood destinations, schools, and parks.

Free Senior Health Fair at Udall Center This Week

The 2019 Senior Health Fair is Thursday, Sept. 26, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Morris K. Udall Center, Carol West Senior Addition, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Road.

More than 30 exhibitors will offer health presentations, class demonstrations, and information on community resources, services, and proper medication and prescription disposal. There also will be raffle prizes. The free health fair is presented by Tucson Parks and Recreation. For more information, call (520) 791-4121.

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