Gorgeous weather and an incredible number of festivals and activities along the route drew some 20,000 people to the streets of Downtown and South Tucson for our sixth Cyclovia event. Couldn’t join us? Check out some photos from the event here.
Living Streets Alliance teamed up with Pima Association of Governments to survey Cyclovia participants and the results are exciting! Some highlights:
Demonstrating that Tucsonans are eager to get out of theirs cars…
- over 70% of participants bused, biked, or walked to Cyclovia
- 80% of participants are likely to walk or bike more for transportation after attending Cyclovia
Biking and walking are good for business!
- Cyclovia participants spent an estimated $250,000 at local businesses and vendors during the event
- 61% of participants became aware of a new restaurant or business as a result of the event
Cyclovia is good for the environment, good for your health!
- together, Cyclovia participants burned some 400,000 calories
- walking or biking for 5 hours instead of driving saved participants an estimated $56,000 in fuel costs and prevented 46,284 pounds of pollution from entering the atmosphere
So, what does all this mean?
Cyclovia Tucson is fast becoming part of our community DNA, representative of our values including: respect for our cultural diversity and our environment, sustainable, accessible, active transportation options for everyone, and supporting local businesses – all things that make our region unique.
Planning for the next Cyclovia on November, 2nd is already well underway! If you would like to be involved – as a volunteer, activity provider, vendor – please get in touch now! email@example.com
We encourage you to continue to share your stories and photos or video from the day on Facebook page and if you haven’t already, be sure to stay up to date on the latest news and exciting details by ‘liking’ us.
Thanks to everyone who made this incredible event such a success – including our major partners, Pima County, City of Tucson, Pima Association of Governments and the City of South Tucson.