Historic Broadway widening links and articles

posted Thursday, March 31, 2016        

“Intro to Broadway Widening Project – Who What, When, Why: Why Are We Spending $74 Million and Destroying 30 Buildings in a Central Historic Area while Producing No Traffic Improvement?”

Overview and background, an intro for people who are learning about the situation. By Dave Bilgray.



An excellent OpEd by Tucson architect Bob Vint on how Historic Broadway should be designed:


“Broadway widening WILL NOT speed cars…or buses…or pedestrians…or even bicycles!”

Details about minimal benefits, and RTA text showing that job doesn’t need to be done. By Les Pierce.



“City’s April 2016 Plan differs from Previous Recommendations and Adoptions”

Differences between base alignment, as agreed to by Citizen Task Force and Mayor and Council, and specifications produced by City staff and consultants.

By Broadway Coalition



“Impacts of the Broadway Widening”

Various impacts on neighborhoods and Tucson overall. By Diana Lett.



“Has HDR Engineers done what they were hired to do?”

Scope of work by consulting firm, as specified by Mayor and Council, and as actually done. By Margot Garcia.



“Broadway project draft Design Concept Report”

City document with basic project design

bar graph showing 6-second traffic improvement is on page 5.9, which is page 77 in the pdf.



Parsons-Brinckerhoff 1987 “Broadway Corridor Transportation Study”

referenced in Les Pierce’s writeup.

see Table 3, page 10, which is page 16 of pdf, for compared expectations of various roadway configuration options

says that intersections should be 14-16 lanes wide, on page 10, which is page 16 in the pdf.



Link to the Broadway Coalition Petition drive to oppose the City’s unnecessary alignment plan:



Copy of the Petition as a PDF to distribute:

Copy Broadway Petition


400 Comments regarding the Broadway widening from the community recorded during the current Petition Drive :

Broadway Petition Comments

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