Mayor Jonathan Rothschild touted Tucson’s newest protected bike lane in a dedication ceremony Tuesday morning.
He led a bike commute from Whole Foods on Speedway to the new separated cycle track on Stone Avenue.
The two-way cycle track separates bicyclists from motorists with a curb and car parking. The cycle track is the first in downtown and stretches from Toole Avenue and Alameda Street on the east side of Stone Avenue.
The city’s bicycle and pedestrian manager Ann Chanecka said the section cost about $40,000 to complete.
She added that there will be additional signs helping people navigate the entry and exit of the new bike lane.
Ian Johnson who works on the Tucson-Pima County Bicycle Advisory Committee said the lane replaces a connection lost when the new courthouse was built at the intersection.
Check out the video of the cycle track including the delivery car that decided to park in it: