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The El Presidio neighborhood in downtown Tucson was recently listed as the second best downtown biking neighborhood in the country.

The real estate website published the rankings, which the based on city size, bike score and proximity to downtown.

The El Presidio neighborhood, which is bounded by I-10, Sixth Street, Stone Avenue and Alameda Street, had a bike score of 95.8.

Here’s what the site had to say about the neighborhood:

The El Presidio neighborhood located in downtown Tucson is a historic district, home to City Hall and to many of the city’s jobs. Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild says the city has been working to improve bikeability across the downtown neighborhoods.

“Tucson is a gold-level bike-friendly city according to the League of American Bicyclists, and we’re working to get to the next level. Tucson’s downtown has protected bike lanes, which we’re expanding, and many bike parking facilities. A number of downtown businesses offer discounts and incentives to customers who bike to their location. We’re also working with the private sector to launch a bike share program in downtown Tucson,” said Mayor Rothschild.

Redfin agent Sara Fischer says bicycling in Tucson is popular among residents, despite the hot climate. “Because Tucson enjoys such beautiful sunny weather almost year round, biking through this historic district allows you to enjoy all of the sights and sounds of our amazing southwest desert surroundings.”

Check out the rest of the rankings here.

One thought on “Downtown neighborhood second best for biking in US”
  1. I thought all the jobs were at UA, Raytheon, and TMC/TMC-adjacent medical campuses?

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