Thursday, February 6, 2020

"Move Tucson" Transportation Master Plan: Your input needed!

Last night I attended the City's transportation event to launch Move Tucson.  The goal is to create a Transportation Master Plan that is good for everyone. Mayor Regina Romero spoke about the importance of getting community input and support. So, please, take a few minutes to fill out the survey (link below.) She stressed that this information will be used as guidelines for ACTIONS to be taken by the Mayor and City Council. In addition to community hearings, there will be outreach at the major bus stops and in neighborhoods - to ensure equitable representation. 

The Transportation Master Plan is an important step in mitigating climate change and in making Tucson more sustainable. I personally ride the bus, so I see the need for more stops and later running times. Right now you can't get everywhere in Tucson. Also, I've heard stories of people getting stranded because they didn't realize that the bus stopped running so early. Imagine being stranded on a cold night. If we are going to get more people to ride the bus instead of driving all over town in one-passenger vehicles, then we need to make it accessible and comfortable. I shared that opinion on the survey below. You can share your thoughts too. 

Move Tucson, Delivering Mobility Choices

The City of Tucson is preparing a city-wide transportation master plan that will create a mobility blueprint for the City's future in a rapidly-changing world. The plan will be innovative, creative, and inclusive. By working together, we can commit ourselves to create a mobility future that works for all of us. How can streets be made safer? How can we expand travel options so more people can walk, bike, or take public transit? How do we improve reliability of travel time, particularly as we grow? We need your help shaping the City's vision and action plan to answer these questions and more. Together, we can create the city we want to be. The outcome of the planning process will be a document that informs the Mayor and Council's decisions in the very near future about policy, resources, and how welcoming and livable our city is to visitors, residents, and business owners.

Interested in helping to shape Tucson's transportation future? Take a short survey and share what's important to you.

If you missed the meeting last night, Here is a Youtube video from the keynote speaker. 

Gabe Klein, co-founder of Cityfi, and co-author of "Start-Up City."