Smarter Streets & Safer People

Wheat Design Group is excited about all of the bicycle and pedestrian advocacy in Tucson recently. Cyclovia and El Tour de Tucson both happened in the last couple of months, bringing out thousands of riders and enthusiasts. The World Day of Remembrance for Victims of Traffic Violence also happened a few weeks ago, and local organization Living Streets Alliance and their partners held a memorable vigil for the lives lost in Tucson due to traffic violence.

A large part of our work here at WDG is transportation, and we are always looking to improve the ways pedestrians and cyclists safely use transportation routes. We are happy to see organizations in Tucson also on board with this vision.

An exciting new bicycle program also just came to Tucson, and to our office's neighborhood in Sam Hughes: TUGO Bike Share!

Municipalities across the world have embraced bicycle share programs, and Tucson is now part of that group of cities that support alternative transportation. TUGO currently has 36 stations across Tucson and offers daily, monthly, and annual passes. We're thrilled to have a station at our office - what a great way to take a lunch break, commute to a meeting, or get to and from work.

Our staff member Alex attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for TUGO and brought the inaugural bike to our office's nearest station at 6th St and Tucson Blvd (see photos above from the launch - volunteers were the first ones to ride the bikes to various stations).

Visit tugobikeshare.com to learn more about the program. Don't forget your helmet!