City Partners to Make Streets Safer for Schoolchildren

The City of Tucson Bicycle & Pedestrian Program and Living Streets Alliance are helping children and parents discover that walking and biking can be a fun, everyday part of a healthy life. The alternatives to vehicles also reduce traffic congestion and pollution around schools, improve safety in school zones, and provide families and friends an opportunity to share time with each other and build connections in their community.

The Safe Routes to School Tucson program provides safe route mapping for neighborhoods, sponsors bike education and group rides, offers bicycle repair to keep kids on the move, and works with schools to develop a calendar of walking and biking events and incentives.