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CYCLOVIA TUCSON EVENT CANCELLED

Sunday, March 29, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm MST

CYCLOVIA TUCSON MARCH 29TH EVENT CANCELED TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID-19

Cyclovia Tucson is a community-powered event that celebrates the people and places that make Tucson special. The health and wellness of every member of our community is of the utmost importance. To this end, Living Streets Alliance (LSA) announces that the next Cyclovia Tucson currently scheduled for March 29th, 2020 is canceled in an effort to help slow the spread of the novel COVID-19 virus.

Very little is known at this time about the risk of contraction or prevalence of the virus in Southern Arizona, yet it is clear that limiting large gatherings and practicing social distancing can dramatically slow the spread of any virus.

The term “flatten the curve” refers to the preventative measures communities can take before pandemics hit to help the healthcare system cope with a sharp rise in demand for health services. As seen in other places around the world, it is important these steps be taken before people are sick, otherwise it can be too late. What is known so far about COVID-19 is that it is extremely fast moving and highly contagious, therefore LSA cannot continue to encourage people to attend a large event with thousands of other people at this time.

For more information, this article is on the connection between canceling events and the resilience of the healthcare system: https://www.vox.com/2020/3/10/21171481/coronavirus-us-cases-quarantine-cancellation?mc_cid=b610442316&mc_eid=cfbd123113

LSA recognizes that this announcement is a disappointment to the neighbors, organizations, businesses and sponsors who have been working hard to produce an incredible event for everyone. LSA encourages people to support the small and local businesses located along and near the Downtown & South Tucson route over the next few weeks, and to check on friends and neighbors regularly, especially older adults.

Cyclovia Tucson will return when the circumstances are more conducive to public gatherings. This program is resilient and strengthened by the support of the organizations, neighborhoods, and event sponsors including Banner—University Medicine, the City of Tucson, Pima County’s Clean Air Program, City of Tucson, the City of South Tucson, Cigna, Tucson Water, the Downtown Clifton Hotel, TMC Healthcare, the Downtown Tucson Partnership, AARP Tucson, Mister Car Wash, Technicians for Sustainability, Rio Nuevo, Dragoon Brewing Company, Cox Communications, Tucson Old Pueblo Credit Union, Psomas, Why I Love Where I Live, Fair Wheel Bikes, and dozens more community partners.

Cyclovia Tucson is a program of Living Streets Alliance, a nonprofit advocacy organization that envisions streets as living public spaces connecting people to places and to each other. LSA is improving access to healthy, sustainable modes of transportation through outreach, education, advocacy and research.

For more information about Cyclovia Tucson visit www.cycloviatucson.org

For more information on Living Streets Alliance visit www.livingstreetsalliance.org


Living Streets Alliance, the nonprofit organization that advocates for a thriving Tucson by creating great streets for everyone, is pleased to announce the return of Cyclovia Tucson, presented by Banner—University Medicine, on Sunday, March 29th from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

During the event, approximately 4.5 miles of Tucson and City of South Tucson streets will become temporarily transformed into car-free, linear parks connecting an expected 50,000 people to business districts Downtown and along South Fourth Avenue, schools like Drachman K-8, Ochoa Community School, and Mission View Elementary, green spaces like Santa Rita Park, Santa Rosa Park, and the newly completed sections of the El Paso & Southwestern Greenway, the iconic St. Augustine Cathedral and Pima County’s Joel D. Valdez Library at Jacomé Plaza.

The route will feature several activity hubs where people can listen to live music, participate in a free fitness class, engage in creative and educational activities around water conservation, sample local food from vendors and restaurants, shop a local farmer’s market, and experience historic neighborhoods, iconic Tucson architecture, and explore business districts from an entirely different perspective–outside of their cars, on two feet or on two wheels.

This is the seventeenth Cyclovia Tucson event and is presented by Banner—University Medicine, the title sponsor and official medical partner for Cyclovia Tucson. Christina Geare, Director of Regional Marketing and Public Relations at Banner—University Medicine says, “Supporting Cyclovia Tucson – a beloved community event that gets people off their screens and outdoors to engage in physical activity and connect as human beings – is a way to demonstrate Banner—University Medicine’s commitment to community health and wellness.”

With one month to go before the event, there’s still time to join the fun as an activity partner. Businesses, organizations, community groups, clubs, and vendors are encouraged to contact Living Streets Alliance now to participate in or become a sponsor of the March 29th event. Visit cycloviatucson.org for more information and to view the route.

Cyclovia Tucson is a program of Living Streets Alliance (LSA), a nonprofit advocacy organization that envisions streets as living public spaces connecting people to places and to each other. LSA is improving access to healthy, sustainable modes of transportation through outreach, education, advocacy and research.

Cyclovia Tucson is made possible with support from Banner—University Medicine, the City of Tucson, Pima County’s Clean Air Program, City of Tucson, Cigna, Tucson Water, the Downtown Clifton Hotel, TMC Healthcare, the Downtown Tucson Partnership, AARP Tucson, Mister Car Wash, Technicians for Sustainability, Rio Nuevo, Dragoon Brewing Company, Cox Communications, Tucson Old Pueblo Credit Union, Psomas, Why I Love Where I Live, and Fair Wheel Bikes, with support from dozens more community partners.

For more information about Cyclovia Tucson visit www.cycloviatucson.org

For more information on Living Streets Alliance visit www.livingstreetsalliance.org

Details

Date:
Sunday, March 29, 2020
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Event Categories:
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Organizers

Cyclovia Tucson
Living Streets Alliance

Venue

Downtown Tucson
Pennington Street
Tucson, AZ United States
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