New green pavement popped up on Tucson’s south side last week. Pima County’s bicycle and pedestrian program manager Matt Zoll said the thermoplastic is part of a Loop path stretching from the Veterans Administration Hospital to the Kino Sports Complex and Sam Lena recreation area. (See map below) The path utilizes the crosswalk at […]
Cyclists and pedestrians using Pima County’s Loop will be greeted by new signage aimed at preventing users from getting lost. Matt Zoll, the county’s bicycle and pedestrian manager wrote in an email that the county was working on the Rillito and then moving into other portions of the Loop. “We’ve got some wayfinding signs going […]
The Rillito and Santa Cruz river paths are undergoing repair work, which is causing closures. The work is starting at the section of the Rillito between Campbell and First Avenues. Here are a few photos from the path.
District Three Supervisor Sharon Bronson’s office released a Frequently Asked Questions sheet about the creation of a divided path on the south side of the Rillito River last week. The FAQ, which you can download here, attempts to dispel what Pima County assistant administrator Nanette Slusser describes as misinformation. The FAQ explains what a divided […]
The City of Tucson parks department has developed a city-wide plan to create paved paths that officials say will serve multiple purposes including recreation and transportation. The 12-foot asphalt paths will be located along major washes throughout the city. Julie Parizek, a project manager for the parks department, said the plan developed because the city […]
Every weekend, Jaime Arrieta is out on the edge of the Rillito River path at Campbell Avenue, spinning on his trainer as cyclists and pedestrians whiz by. If his bike is empty, he is probably brewing a cup of coffee for one of his regulars Arrieta is the owner of Peddler on the Path, a […]
Construction on a 1.5-mile addition to the Reid Park multi-use path is behind schedule, but should be completed this fall. Tucson Parks and Recreation planner Julie Parizek said the path was scheduled to be finished at the end of August, but the contractor is running behind. The path will connect to the existing path that […]
The University of Arizona is trying to make the path between 2nd Street and Campus Drive more friendly to cyclists and pedestrians. The Parking and Transportation department recently completed a repositioning of the bike lanes and pedestrian walkway. The new position places the bike lane in the middle of the concrete walkway and allows for […]