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  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety

    (520) 724-BIKE (2453)

    Pima County is dedicated to improving safety and access for walkers and cyclists. Infrastructure support is provided by the Transportation Department's complete streets policy and operator safety support is provided by the Pima County Health Department accident reduction program.

    Sign up for a Bike Buddy!

    Pima County is pleased to announce the expansion of its bike education and "Bike Buddy" program to help even more people get into bicycling and make more trips by bike for community, school, health, shopping, and (of course) fun. For more information on the program, please click Bike Buddy.

    Safety Classes

    Pima County sponsors a number of different bike safety classes including classes designed specifically for children and university students. All classes are conducted by L.A.B. League cycling instructors, and free bike safety items such as helmets, bike lights, and u-locks are often included with participation. See upcoming Bike Safety Class schedules: September-October.

    Diversion Classes

    Bicycle diversion classes are reserved for persons who've received a traffic citation while riding their bike.  The City Prosecutor's Office will dismiss a cyclist's civil traffic citation if he or she submits proof of completion of the Bicycle Diversion Program safety class which is now being offered by EZAZ Traffic School. Call 520-207-3200 to register. Please note that there is a fee of $39 for the class.

    If you were cited into the Green Valley Justice Court - Bring or fax proof of completion to the Green Valley Justice Court on or before the scheduled court date. For any questions or concerns call (520) 648-0658. Court Fax number is (520) 648-2235. (Effective 05/23/14).

    The Loop Map

    The Loop Pathway System map is the printed copy The Loop map. If you would like a copy of the map call 724-Bike (2453). The link below will take you to The Loop main page, scroll down, click on the "Maps" tab to view the maps.


    Celebrate Art!


    Pima County Regional Bike Map

    Find your best route!  The Tucson Metro bicycle map include Green Valley, Marana, Oro Valley, Sahuarita and South Tucson.  The map includes paths, bike routes, paved shoulders, bus/bike lanes, mountain bike trailheads and future improvements to the bikeway system.

    Community of Ajo Mountain Bike Map


    Share the Road Guides


    Safe Routes to School

    Program Information

    Pima County and the City of Tucson have launched a pilot program at seven local elementary schools to develop safe routes for children to walk or bicycle to school, and to educate them about walking and bicycling safely. This pilot program is funded by a federal grant, with matching funds from the county and city. It aims to encourage children to engage in more physical activity, and reduce traffic collisions involving children.

    In addition to educating children, the program engages parents, teachers, school staffers, transportation officials, law-enforcement officers and school district officials to identify the travel habits of students and develop safe routes for students to use while walking or bicycling to school. Needed facility improvements, such as the addition of bicycle racks or sidewalk ramps, are being identified. Training programs will be implemented for teachers and school staffers, along with enhanced police enforcement measures. Educational and promotional materials will reinforce the message of pedestrian and bicycle safety.

    Pilot Elementary Schools

    The seven schools participating in the pilot study represent four local school districts, including the Flowing Wells Unified School District, the Marana Unified School District, the Tanque Verde Unified School District and the Tucson Unified School District.

    • Agua Caliente Elementary, 11420 E. Limberlost Road
    • Brichta Elementary, 2110 W. Brichta Drive
    • Butterfield Elementary, 3400 W. Massingale Road
    • Homer Davis Elementary, 4250 N. Romero Road
    • Howell Elementary, 401 N. Irving Avenue
    • Hughes Elementary, 700 N. Wilson Avenue
    • Laguna Elementary, 5001 N. Shannon Road
    • Santa Clara Elementary, 6910 S. Santa Clara Avenue

    Program Schedule

    The program’s first phase focuses on the educational component, along with the identification of both minor and major infrastructure improvements needed to enhance pedestrian and bicyclist safety. The second phase will include the complete design of a limited number of small improvement projects at the schools, and the preliminary design for larger improvement projects. Additional funding will be needed to construct the infrastructure improvements.

    Pima County and City of Tucson officials believe the Safe Routes to School program will offer many benefits to the schools and the community. They hope to extend the program to other schools in the future.

    Additional schools cannot be added to the pilot program at this time, but informational materials may be provided to people interested in instituting some of the principles of Safe Routes to Schools in other schools.

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    Ste. 100
    Tucson, AZ 85714

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