The City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) in collaboration with the University of Arizona is partnering to host an open house for the Fifth Street Bicycle Boulevard Project. The public open house will take place on:
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
(Brief presentation at 5:45 p.m.)
400 E. University Blvd.
The Fifth Street Bicycle Boulevard Project will enhance Fifth Street and a section of the UA campus to improve safety and accessibility for bicyclists and pedestrians from Seventh Avenue to Old Main on campus. The project will take place in two phases.
The first phase calls for a new gateway into the UA campus for bicyclists and pedestrians. TDOT will install a new bicycle and pedestrian crossing at Fifth Street and Euclid Avenue with funding from the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA). The UA will build a new pathway for bicyclists and pedestrians from the new signal at Euclid Avenue east to Tyndall Avenue. This work is scheduled to begin this summer.
The second phase calls for completing the Bicycle Boulevard Corridor by enhancing Fifth Street with the installation of additional traffic calming treatments at busy intersections, and signage and pavement markings. There is no scheduled start date for Phase II of the project.
The Fifth Street Bicycle Boulevard will also serve as an alternate bike route to University Boulevard to help bicyclists avoid the tracks for the Sun Link streetcar if they prefer. The public is invited to attend the open house to learn more about the proposed plans and to provide feedback on the design.