5th St, 9th/8th St, 9th/Castro Ave Bicycle Boulevards


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ABOUT THE PROJECTS

The 5th Street, 9th/8th Street, and 9th Avenue/Castro Ave Bicycle Boulevard projects use low volume neighborhood streets to expand our citywide low-stress biking network by creating routes to jobs, neighborhood destinations, schools, and parks. These projects are identified in the City of Tucson Bicycle Boulevard Master Plan and funded by the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) bicycle boulevard package.

  • 5th St Bicycle Boulevard spans from Euclid Avenue to Sixth Avenue, connecting the University of Arizona campus to the future 6th Avenue protected bike lane. 

  • 9th/8th Street Bicycle Boulevard extends from Fourth Avenue to Treat Avenue and is approximately 2.1 miles long.

  • 9th/Castro Avenue Bicycle Boulevard, from St. Mary’s Road to Ft. Lowell Road, is 2.7 miles long and crosses the Pima Community College Downtown campus.

 

WHY BICYCLE BOULEVARDS?

Bicycle Boulevards are a cost-effective way to provide low-stress routes for people that want to bike in their neighborhood or across town. The City of Tucson's Bicycle Boulevard Master Plan outlines a vision for a connected network of Bicycle Boulevards that will expand access to healthy transportation and recreation options citywide.

Bicycle Boulevards are more than improved routes for bicyclists. They improve safety for everyone who uses the street by slowing and reducing cut-through traffic and making it easier for people walking and biking to cross busy streets. When traffic calming features such as neighborhood traffic circles and curb extensions are installed, there may also be opportunities to add landscaping that shades, cools, and beautifies the street. 

 

PROJECT GOALS

  • Encourage walking and biking: provide comfortable alternatives to walking and biking on major streets

  • Slow and reduce cut-through traffic: calm vehicle traffic to provide a more comfortable walking and biking experience

  • Provide enhanced crossings: signalized crossings and other enhancements improve walking and biking across busy streets

PROJECT SCHEDULE

Project Schedule

 

PAST COMMUNITY EVENTS

  • BIKE-IN MOVIE & ICE CREAM SOCIAL Family-friendly open house + FREE bike repair + Ice cream + Movie screening
    • Saturday, August 21 | 6:00 - 9:00 PM  |  Balboa Heights Park | 2536 N Castro Ave *rescheduled*
    • Open house ends and family-friendly movie starts at 7:45 PM - Bring a picnic and a blanket and enjoy the evening!
  • 1ST VIRTUAL TOWN HALL
  • CURBSIDE ICE CREAM SOCIAL  - Pop-up open house + Ice cream
    • Thursday, July 29 | 5:30 PM ‐ 8:30 PM  |  9th St & 4th Ave (SE corner)
    • Stop by for free ice cream and tell us what you think about the upcoming projects! 

TOP ISSUES AND CONCERNS

Top Issues and Concerns

OPINIONS ON SPECIFIC TREATMENTS

Opinions on Specific Treatments

HELP US DESIGN IMPROVEMENTS AT 9TH ST AND EUCLID AVE

Help the City of Tucson improve safety and convenience for people walking, biking, and driving at the intersection of 9th St and Euclid Ave. through the 9th St at Euclid Ave Intersection Improvements Survey.

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YOUR INPUT IS IMPORTANT

If you have further questions or comments, please contact Collin Chesston at Collin.Chesston@tucsonaz.gov or 520.304.0254.

 

BIKE BOULEVARD DESIGN ELEMENTS

Neighborhood Street Features

5th St

Download the preliminary design

9th Ave / Castro Ave

Download the preliminary design

9th St / 8th St

Download the preliminary design

9th St and Euclid Ave alternatives

Download the alternative design fact sheets