Living Streets Alliance welcomed the Tucson Modern Streetcar last Friday, July 25th along with 18,000 Tucsonans who boarded the sleek, new cars to tour five distinct and bustling business and entertainment districts located along the 3.9 mile line. Over 60,000 people rode the streetcar on opening weekend, and ridership continues to be strong even after fares have been implemented.
LSA took over the streetcar stop at Cushing Street and Granada Avenue for a “Pop-Up Party”: an evening of fun, music, food, and good cheer. DJ Alias kept us all bouncing and moving to the grooves. He put on quite a show for the folks inside the streetcars, scratching each time a car pulled in to the stop. Check out more photos from the Pop-Up Party here.
Living Streets Alliance would like to thank the following businesses, organizations and individuals for their donations, which made the Streetcar Pop-Up Party so much fun.
- Manzo Elementary School
- Liane Hernandez at the YWCA Café
- Molly Kincaid
- Tucson CSA
- Don Guerra at Barrio Bread
- Blu: A Wine & Cheese Stop
And on the following Saturday, July 26th, more than 100 bicyclists took to the streets along the Modern Streetcar corridor and enjoyed a leisurely, beach-themed Tucson Bike Party and bike ride to the downtown “beach” at Fifth Avenue between Toole and Congress Streets. The temporary beach is installed until the end of August and is open to everyone – go check it out! After the beach, the bike party rode over to the Mercado San Agustín where thousands of people were dancing the night away to local band Chicha Dust. Check out some of the photos from TucsonVelo.com .
The Tucson Bike Party was a big hit and looks to be an event that will occur monthly. If you’d like to lead, organize or share theme ideas for future rides, contact Kylie at firstname.lastname@example.org