Tucson’s Complete Streets policy for headed for adoption
Yesterday was a major step forward for Complete Streets in Tucson. Mayor Rothschild and all six city councilmembers spoke up in support of the draft Complete Streets policy, resolving to approve it at their next regular meeting on February 5th.
In less than two weeks, Tucson will finally have a Complete Streets policy in place, laying the foundation for a major overhaul of Tucson’s transportation network to ensure that our streets will be safer and more accommodating for everyone down the road.
Thank you to everyone who made phone calls, sent emails, and showed up to wave their fans in support yesterday. Let’s keep the momentum going!
Here’s what happens next:
1) Save the date for February 5th
The policy will be included in the agenda for the next regularly scheduled Mayor & Council meeting. We encourage you to attend the meeting and help fill the room. You can also voice your support during the call to audience. Here are the details:
Tuesday, February 5th @5:30pm
Mayor & Council Chambers
City Hall, 1st Floor
255 W. Alameda Street
2) Be a cheerleader
Everyone needs positive reinforcement when they do something right, especially when it entails taking a bold step to move an entire city in a new direction. Keep voicing your support between now and February 5th. If you haven’t already, contact your councilmembers and thank them for their support, leadership, and vision, and let them know that you’re excited to see them adopt the policy on February 5th.
We’ll keep you posted on any updates to the process between now and then. Meantime, thanks for being a part of this initiative and for bringing your energy, enthusiasm, and joy to it!