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    Bicycle & Pedestrian Program

    (520) 724-BIKE (2453)

    201 N. Stone Avenue, 4th Floor, Tucson, AZ 85701

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    The Pima County Bicycle and Pedestrian Program is responsible for planning, engineering, and improving bicycle and pedestrian facilities throughout unincorporated Pima County. The program is dedicated to improving safety and access for walkers and cyclists and seeks to accomplish this through engineering, enforcement, encouragement, and evaluation.

    The program works in partnership with the Tucson- Pima County Bicycle Advisory Committee, Brad P. Gorman Memorial Bikeway Fund, Pima Trails Association, Pima County Department of Environmental Quality, Pima Association of Governments (PAG), City of Tucson, Arizona Department of Transportation, Greater Arizona Bicycling Association, Perimeter Bicycling Association, and other interested groups who are striving to improve walking and cycling conditions in our community. Pima County is developing The Loop around metro Tucson with links to Marana, Oro Valley, and South Tucson. Over 120 miles of shared-use path have been completed. Once completed, the Loop will total 131 miles.

    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 Bike Safety Classes: January-February and March-April schedules.

    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.


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    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

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    The Tucson-Pima County Bicycle Advisory Committee (TPCBAC)

    For more information call 724-BIKE or
    (520) 791-4371.

    The Tucson-Pima County Bicycle Advisory Committee serves in an advisory capacity to local governments on issues relating to bicycle recreation, transportation, and safety. The committee meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm. Meetings are held at the Himmel Park Library, 1035 N. Treat Ave or Ward VI Council Office, check agenda for meeting location.

    Meeting Packets (Agenda & Minutes):





    Over the past few years, the BAC has been involved in a variety of issues, and we've had some pretty good results. Some of the successes we've had include:
    • Getting new Bicycle/Pedestrian Program Manager positions established at the City of Tucson and at Pima County. Supporting the establishment of the Pima County Bicycle and Pedestrian safety and education program.
    • Initiating and being the primary sponsors of a new State of Arizona law requiring drivers to give 3 feet when passing cyclists.
    • Providing recommendations to the City, County, ADOT, and other local jurisdictions to improve intersections and roadways to accommodate bicyclists.
    • Working on the Pima Association of Governments Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee to get more bicycle improvements built in the region.
    • Working with Pima County, the City of Tucson and area neighborhoods to design and construct specialized traffic signals for bicyclists and pedestrians.
    • Helping put on promotional events and safety programs for bicycling.

    View the TPCBAC Bylaws.

    We meet the second Wednesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. at the Himmel Park Library, 1035 N. Treat Avenue. All are welcome to attend.

    Current Committee Members

    Join us

    If you want more bicycle facilities, cleaner air, and a healthier community, please join us on the Tucson-Pima County Bicycle Advisory Committee. You don't need to be an experienced bicyclist, just committed to improving conditions for cycling.

    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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    Tucson, AZ 85701

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