On Friday, January 23rd, the seventh grade will be partaking in an ‘urban hiking’ expedition through downtown that will land us at the Pima County Bond Advisory Committee meeting where they are making a decision about whether to earmark $25 million for pedestrian improvements in the region! Showing up towards the end of their meeting, they may have already made their decision, but we will have shown support for making Tucson a more walkable city. Our hike back from the meeting will take us by some of the significant historic markers (along the turquoise line) in the city. We will be walking four miles round-trip. Students should wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Please also bring plenty to drink, a good sack lunch, and a couple dollars to buy a cool drink on the way back!
“For the last three years, Living Streets Alliance along with a coalition of over 30 neighborhoods, organizations, and businesses have worked on the Pedestrian Safety & Comfort campaign to raise awareness of walkability in the greater Tucson region. The Bond Advisory Committee met on January 9th to deliberate about our proposal to earmark $25 million for pedestrian improvements in the region. On Friday, January 23rd, they will make their final decision whether to include it in the next Pima County Bond election ballot.” Read More