Cyclovia Tucson is back, includes car-free activities
TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) – Cyclovia Tucson returns Sunday, March 27 with 5 miles of open streets, closed to traffic so attendees can walk and ride in a car-free space that connects downtown Tucson and southern Tucson.
Several streets will be closed to cars from Jacome Plaza to Mission View Elementary.
Car-Free Streets will feature games, giveaways, activity centers, music, dancing, a scavenger hunt, freestyle BMX riders, food trucks and more from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Learn all about events and activities and check out the interactive Cyclovia Tucson map at cycloviatucson.org.
Living Streets Alliance, the organizer of the event, invites the public to make the whole day a “car or car-free ride” by using public transport or cycling to and from the event.
The following options are:
- Traveling by bus: The SunTran bus runs 30 to 60 minutes on weekends depending on the route.
- Traveling by modern Sun Link tram: Stops at Stone Avenue/Broadway Boulevard (westbound) and Stone Avenue/Congress Street (eastbound) will take you directly to the route.
- Getting around by bike: To find and plan your route, visit gismaps.pagnet.org and select Options > Show legend to get directions with different route markers.
- Rent a bike or scooter: To rent and drive to the course or stop at a TuGo station on the course. Downtown stations are at Stone/Alameda, Congress/5th Avenue & 6th Avenue/Congress Street, and intermediate stations are at 6th Avenue/West 26th Street & 10th Avenue/La Paz Street.
- Getting around on foot or in a wheelchair: There are seven activity centers to check out the route map and enjoy local DJs, food trucks, activities and giveaways. Including Jacome Plaza, Downtown Clifton, Santa Rita Park, Galeria Mitotera, Ochoca Community School, and Mission View Elementary School.
- Carpooling: You can leave your car in a downtown parking lot and drive to the Banner University Medicine Hub at Jacome Plaza. There will also be more free parking spaces on the street. To see the full list, visit cycloviatucson.org.
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