Bicycle Boulevards

Bicycle boulevards are residential streets designed to prioritize bicycling and enhance conditions for walking. The bicycle boulevard network will serve as the backbone for walking and biking in Tucson. Bicycle boulevards support several community values including improving the health of Tucsonans, stimulating the economy and enhancing the Sonoran Desert environment. The Department of Transportation has identified 193 miles of future bicycle boulevards along 64 corridors that improve connectivity to schools, parks, libraries, stores and other key destinations.

Bicycle boulevards vary in character to reflect the unique neighborhoods they travel through, but all include the defining features and engineering tools to:
    • Slow traffic
    • Reduce cut-through traffic
    • Assist bicyclists and pedestrians in crossing busier roadways

Bicycle Boulevard Master Plan 

The City of Tucson developed a Bicycle Boulevard Master Plan to guide the implementation of the bike boulevard network. The plan includes:
    • A summary of the history, current conditions, and benefits of bicycle boulevards in Tucson
    • Design guidance for the construction of bicycle boulevards
    • Conceptual plans and cost estimates for each bicycle boulevard corridor
    • A prioritized list of bicycle boulevard projects
    • A description of the implementation process

  View the Bicycle Boulevard Master Plan

  View a graphic of a Typical Bicycle Boulevard in Tucson

  View Tucson Bicycle Boulevard Phasing Plan Map





Bicycle Boulevard Project Websites

     Third Street/University Bicycle Boulevard
     Liberty/San Fernando Avenues Bicycle Boulevard
     Treat Avenue Bicycle Boulevard

We want your input!

The City of Tucson welcomes public comment and feedback on the Bicycle Boulevard Master Plan. You can submit your comments using any of the options below:
    • Email your comments to
    • Call Andy Bemis at (520) 837-6596
    • Write to us at :
                              City of Tucson Transportation Department
                              Bicycle and Pedestrian Program
                              201 N. Stone Avenue, 5th Floor
                              Tucson, AZ 85705