Proposition 407: Parks + Connections

At Wheat Design Group we promote multi-modal transport, healthy lifestyles, and community engagement. In keeping with these values, we could not be more excited about the City of Tucson’s Proposition 407, also known as the Parks + Connections Bond, appearing on the November 6th ballot. The bond is to include $225 million in General Obligation bonds to fund parks and connections improvements throughout the City of Tucson. The program would be implemented in three phases beginning in 2020, and ending in 2038.

We have proudly partnered with the City of Tucson to envision a variety of pedestrian and bicycle improvements throughout Tucson.

 

GREENWAYS

Here is a snapshot along the proposed El Paso Southwest Greenway, a Bike Boulevard connecting the University from Main Avenue to Kino Sports Complex. The project would be 6 miles long, connecting 26 parks, 10 schools, 2 libraries, downtown, and the Loop at the Kino Sports Complex.

 

SHARED-USE PATHS

This shared-use path is proposed to connect Kolb Road to Irvington road. Completion of this path would close the gap between the Aviation Bikeway, the Loop at Harrison Road, and the Houghton Road Shared-Use Path.

 

PEDESTRIAN SAFETY & WALKABILITY IMPROVEMENTS

Walkability improvements along a 1.5 mile stretch of Roger Road from Oracle to Romero Road, would bring safety and connectivity to pedestrians at 2 schools, transit stops, restaurants, and stores.

 

BICYCLE BOULEVARDS

The proposal for a bicycle boulevard along Greenway Drive, from Drexel Road to Cherry Avenue, would provide safe passage between 3 parks and 2 schools, with enhanced bicycle crossings at both Irvington Road and Campbell Avenue.

 

PROTECTED BIKE LANES

A protected bike lane is proposed along 6th Avenue for a length of .65 miles, connecting 2 parks and 5 schools between Speedway Boulevard and 7th Street.

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Check out the City of Tucson's Interactive Story Map for Prop 407: https://arcg.is/1iaXCD

For more information about Prop 407 visit: https://www.tucsonaz.gov/parksbond.