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One Person Can Make a Huge Difference

December 23, 2018
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Pedaling the Pueblo – One Person Can Make a Huge Difference

Last year, about this time, my friend Wes decided he needed to get more civically engaged. A pubic school teacher, Wes had no idea the year would include organizing a statewide teachers’ strike, the largest in the nation, collecting tens of thousands of signatures to get the Invest in Ed initiative on the ballot, and end with the election of several pro-public education candidates, including a public school teacher for Superintendent of Public Instruction.

I’m not saying Wes was responsible for all of these outcomes, it was the collective action of many people fed up with the status quo and committed to doing something about it that made it happen.

If you’re passionate about improving transportation for all Tucsonans and are looking for ways to be active and engage, you’ve come to the right spot. There’s a lot of momentum right now, and the opportunity to make a big difference is now. Here’s a list of some upcoming opportunities:

Prop 407 Parks & Connectivity Bond Oversight Committee

Tucson voters approved $225 million in bonds to improve parks and biking & walking connections. Are you interesting in helping ensure accountability in the implementation of all bond projects? The City of Tucson is now accepting applications for the PARKS + CONNECTIONS (Prop 407) Bond Oversight Committee. Deadline to apply: January 9, 2019. Online application: https://www.tucsonaz.gov/manager/parks-connections-prop-407-bond-oversight-commission or email Ann Chanecka at ann.chanecka@tucsonaz.gov or call 520-837-6691 for more information.

City of Tucson Pedestrian Advisory Committee and Tucson-Pima County Bicycle Advisory Committee

There are several openings on each of these committees. The committees meet monthly for about two hours and usually skip the month of July. The Committees are tasked with advising City and County government on issues related to pedestrian and bicycle safety, review plans for investments in all-abilities infrastructure, provide updates on needs and concerns at the neighborhood level, and work on policy changes needed to make biking and walking, safer, more comfortable and convenient for more people as well as those who bike and walk every day. To apply visit the application here: https://www.tucsonaz.gov/bicycle/civic-engagement or contact Krista Hansen at Tucson’s Department of Transportation, krista.hansen@tucsonaz.gov.

Draft Complete Streets Policy Review and Input

The City of Tucson’s draft Complete Streets policy is now available for review and public comment.  Download the draft and submit comments online: https://www.tucsonaz.gov/tdot/complete-streets-tucson
  • Other ways to provide input: A hard copy of the draft policy is available for review at the front desk of the Public Works Building (201 N Stone Ave, 6th Floor North, Tucson, AZ 85701) with public comment cards. If you’d like to email your comments directly, please send them to Krista Hansen at krista.hansen@tucsonaz.gov.
  • Please Note: Public comments will be accepted through January 11, 2019 for consideration in the draft policy to be presented to Mayor and Council on January 23, 2019. After January 11, 2019, comments regarding Complete Streets implementation can be made via the comment form below or by emailing krista.hansen@tucsonaz.gov.

Pedaling the Pueblo – One Person Can Make a Huge Difference


Pedaling the Pueblo is a mini-program and podcast that connects people to news and information about Tucson’s bicycle culture. A collective of bicycle enthusiasts host and produce weekly programs covering a wide variety of topics. From community events to questions about how bicycle funding works; tips to start riding more to interviews with local bicycling legends, Pedaling the Pueblo explores life on two wheels from a “people first” approach, allowing us all to have an open dialogue about how people move through our shared built environment.

Content is responsive to and driven by the community, so if you have a question or topic you’d like to hear covered, email us at ptp@kxci.org. You can also find us on Facebook.


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Arizona,   bicycle,   Bicycle Advisory Committee,   Bicycle Safety,   Bond Oversight Committee,   City of Tucson,   City of Tucson Bicycle and Pedestrian Program,   complete streets,   Parks and Connectivity,   pedestrian,   Pedestrian Advisory Committee,   Prop 407,   Tucson,   Tucson Pima County Bicycle Advisory Committee,  

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