New construction is popping up all over Tucson: widening roads, new hotels and apartment complexes, and development of some of our most treasured architectural icons. At the same time, Tucson’s bicycle and pedestrian fatalities are on the rise. In recognition of the opportunities and problems, Ward 6 will be hosting a Complete Streets planning session on July 25th at 5:30 pm (see below).
In preparation for this meeting and to discuss the ramifications of some of the many development projects in the works or being proposed, we will be hosting a Complete Streets Primer at our July meeting (July 10 at 6 pm). Join us in thinking about
this topic in a broad and comprehensive way, including access to friends, neighbors, jobs, urban food production, services, resources, and entertainment in ways we can afford and that produce a lot less CO2.
We’ll present a selection of informative videos, followed by a discussion to envision building complete streets, complete neighborhoods, and a complete city in Tucson.
July 10, 6:00 pm (doors open 5:30 pm)
Ward 6, 3202 E. 1st Street
NOTE: Ward 6 no longer allows food or drink in the Community Room, so we can no longer provide refreshments at our meetings.
If you want to see what you missed, here are the videos we showed:
- Peter Calthorpe 7 principles for building better cities: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFjD3NMv6Kw
- Amanda Burden How public spaces make cities work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7fRIGphgtk (A great presentation by someone who’s done it about the importance of public spaces in urban design)
- James MacAdam Green Streets of Tucson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ujWvV_NCLw (An overview about one important aspect of complete streets: green infrastructure.)
- Green Streets Green Neighborhoods: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ty_GC6KSi74 (A brief video that provides more GI details.)
- Mark Fenton Elements of Healthy Community Design: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSlrGMtYUpY (A good overview of some of the topics that will probably come up on the 25th.)