Last month, Tucson Mayor and City Council members voted to move forward with giving Tucson voters the opportunity to fund improvements for parks and for biking and walking connections this fall. Proposition 407 will propose about $225 million in much-needed enhancements to Tucson’s park system. Even better, if passed, it will fund over 100 miles of the bicycle boulevard network, a number of protected bike lanes, about a dozen key walking/biking/transit corridors, and a number of greenways. Together, these components will help create an extensive and connected park system, so that all Tucsonans have great public parks and safe and comfortable ways to get there on foot and on bike. The final details are being ironed out and the complete package will move forward at Tuesday’s Mayor & Council meeting (July 10th). Meantime, here are a few articles explaining the preliminary proposal:
New fields, lights, splash pads all part of proposed $225M Tucson parks bond AZ Daily Star, July 8th
Plan to spend $225M on Tucson parks facilities will be decided by voters AZ Daily Star, June 20th
More info soon, meantime, we’re happy to share that a number of the walking corridors included in the package were selected from the list of Pima County Bond projects we proposed years ago (scroll down to the “City of Tucson Projects” section). If funded, these corridors will help create a continuous and safe walking network in every single Ward in Tucson!