Friends, friends and more friends. That is what I like the most about Cyclovia. I have discovered one huge problem with this event. 10-3 is not long enough. There were hundreds of friends that I could spend 5 hours with each catching up, and to have all the activities on top of that!!! I’d like to propose Cyclovia Week;-)
Cyclovia showcases how awesome car free roads can be and how much support this movement has. Thanks Living Streets Alliance for all the work you do to make Cyclovia happen.
It was very cool having one end of Cyclovia end at an area attraction like the Botanical gardens. I average 2-3 trips to the gardens per year, but heard many people who attended who had never been there. It is one of the magnificent facets of this event. Learning about your community.
All 420 of the images in one album(see below). You can even buy one if you desire. Why buy when you can get most of these for free on facebook or snatch it from the Smugmug account? All the money from this site goes into new camera equipment so I can continue to share images of the community. If you like what I’m doing, please support the camera fund. If you wan’t to just grab an image, I’m ok with that, but you officially owe me a real estate referral.
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What is a Cyclovia?
(Copied from the Cyclovia Tucson Website)
Cyc˙lo˙via (/ˌsiːklɵˈviː.ə/) n.
A Spanish word signifying the temporary closure of a network of streets to cars so that they become “open” to people. During Cyclovia anyone can bike, walk, skate and participate in fun, free activities.
One of the first and largest cyclovias in the world is held in Bogotá, Colombia. Every Sunday and holiday, every week of the year, the city closes down over 70 miles of roadways to cars to invite people to bike, walk, talk, exercise, picnic, sunbathe, etc. in the streets. People from all backgrounds come together in this beautiful community-inspiring event.
Cyclovia in Tucson
Why have a Cyclovia in Tucson? Because Tucson has a lot of streets and it’s not everyday that you can be in them car-free and care-free. Take your whole family out for this great opportunity to explore and experience Tucson’s roads without the presence of cars.
Cyclovia gives people from the greater Tucson region the chance to enjoy great weather, see neighbors, friends and people from throughout the area, and get a little exercise – all on city streets that will be closed to car traffic and open to walkers, joggers, cyclists, skaters and all other forms of people-powered movement.
Motor vehicles are detoured from the route allowing everyone the freedom to enjoy “open streets” safely and comfortably. Cyclovia isn’t a race, parade or competition. Instead, it’s a chance to enjoy Tucson from a new perspective (outside of the car). Walk your dog, roller skate, blow bubbles. Have fun because during Cyclovia, the streets are yours.
The next Cyclovia Tucson is Sunday, April 2, 2017 from 10-3.