Tucson Bicycle Boulevards Outreach Events

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The Menlo Park, El Rio-Dragoon, Golden Hills, and Ontario-Mecedora Bicycle Boulevards are neighborhood traffic safety projects that use low speed, low-volume streets to expand our citywide low-stress biking network by creating north/south and east/west routes to jobs, neighborhood destinations, seven schools, seven parks, and two greenways.

Join the Department of Transportation and Mobility at the events below to review updated design plans and give input to the project team:

Pop-Up Café in the Park
Saturday, September 16, 2023 | 9 – 11 a.m.
Joaquin Murrieta Park | 1400 N Silverbell Road (near the playground)
FREE coffee and breakfast burritos + FREE bike repair

Movie in the Park
Movie screening (“Luca”) starts at 6:45 p.m. – Bring a picnic and a blanket!
Friday, September 22, 2023 | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Menlo Park | 325 N Grande Ave (near the playground)
FREE ice cream + FREE bike repair

Bicycle Boulevard projects include:

• 20mph speed limits to improve safety for everyone who uses the street.
• Curb extensions with landscaping for traffic calming, shade, and cooling.
• Islands with landscaping for traffic calming along segments and beautification.
• Pavement markings for wayfinding, and to alert people driving of the possible presence of bicyclists.
• Push-button crossings to help people walking and biking cross busy streets.
• Speed humps to reduce vehicle speeds and discourage cut-through traffic.
• Traffic circles for traffic calming at intersections and beautification.
• Traffic redirection for cars and trucks to reduce cut-through traffic along neighborhood streets.
• Wayfinding signage to guide cyclists.

The Menlo Park Bicycle Boulevard will extend from Speedway Boulevard to Bonita Avenue for a total of 2.0 miles. The El Rio-Dragoon Bicycle Boulevard will extend from Santa Cruz River Park to Speedway Boulevard for a total of 1.4 miles. The Golden Hills Bicycle Boulevard will extend from Greasewood Road to Riverview Boulevard for a total of 1.9 miles. The Ontario-Mecedora Bicycle boulevard will extend from La Cholla Drive at Pima Community College West to Riverside Drive at The Loop for a total of 1.9 miles.

For more detailed information on this project, please visit the project website: https://tucsondelivers.tucsonaz.gov/pages/menlo

In November 2018, City of Tucson voters approved Proposition 407 Tucson Delivers Parks and Connections, a bond package to fund improvements to parks and construction of new bicycle and pedestrian routes. Over 50 connectivity projects will be built as part of a planned citywide network to improve connections to schools, parks, libraries, stores, and other destinations. For more information on the Tucson Delivers Strong Connections initiative visit: https://tucsondelivers.tucsonaz.gov/pages/parks-connections

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2023-09-15 20:00:59 , Signals AZ

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