Screen Shot 2015-10-20 at 8.57.13 PMThe City of Tucson is considering changing Church Avenue in Downtown Tucson it make it more accommodating for bicyclists and pedestrians.

The three-quarter mile section of the Church Avenue between St. Mary’s Road to Cushing Street is currently two lanes in each direction. The street is a candidate for road diet, which would reduce the street to one lane in each direction and would add bike infrastructure and a center turn lane.

The city is hosting an open house to educate the public about the potential changes and seek feedback.

The event will take place on Monday, Oct. 26 at 5:30 in the basement of the Main Library located at 101. N. Stone Ave.

A road diet reduces the total number of travel lanes when traffic demand is below the available road capacity in order increase safety for other users. City officials and advocates had this section of Church Avenue in their sights for more than five years.

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