/ Modified feb 14, 2018 11:16 a.m.

Tucson Students Could Help Reshape City Streets

The city could consider "complete street" proposals from UA students in future projects.

Streets Campbell Ave., south of Speedway Blvd., is one type of street which could see UA student-generated ideas for improvement.
Tony Perkins

Tucson motorists could soon be driving on streets redesigned by University of Arizona students.

Urban design students with the College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture just finished a "complete streets" planning project. The term refers to an emphasis on design promoting the safe use of streets by all users and modes of transport.

Jennifer Toothaker of the Tucson Department of Transportation said the students worked on improving three types of road corridors, corresponding to First Avenue, Stone Avenue and Oracle Road.

"The application of these complete-streets guidelines to these different road typologies is really helpful to us as we get to think about what does a complete street design look like for the different types of roads in our roadway network," she commented.

Toothaker said the students were challenged to make bike lanes, sidewalks, and connections with public transit easier to navigate. She added the students' ideas could be considered when the city revamps existing Tucson street design.

By posting comments, you agree to our
AZPM encourages comments, but comments that contain profanity, unrelated information, threats, libel, defamatory statements, obscenities, pornography or that violate the law are not allowed. Comments that promote commercial products or services are not allowed. Comments in violation of this policy will be removed. Continued posting of comments that violate this policy will result in the commenter being banned from the site.

By submitting your comments, you hereby give AZPM the right to post your comments and potentially use them in any other form of media operated by this institution.
Arizona Public Media broadcast stations are licensed to the Arizona Board of Regents. Arizona Public Media and AZPM are registered trademarks of the Arizona Board of Regents.
The University of Arizona