Bike tour along the Liberty Bike Boulevard
Project partners organized and participated in a bike tour along the Liberty Bike Boulevard on Friday, April 14 2017 from 8:30 to 11:30 AM. They rode a 4.5-mile track that comprises two roads in the southern side of Tucson: Liberty Ave. and San Fernando Ave. from 44th St. at the north to Los Reales Rd. to the south. These roads connect several schools, residential buildings, a church, a post office, and a fire station, as well as bus stops and parks nearby. The City of Tucson’s Department of Transportation is planning improvements along Liberty Bike Boulevard, scheduled for construction in 2018. Partners experienced first-hand a variety of issues related to livability, mobility, and accessibility, among other issues. This experience is a first step in heightening the awareness of project partners, and will be valuable in subsequent project meetings and engagements with local residents and community members around potential sites for green infrastructure along Liberty Bike Boulevard.