Tens of thousands of people were estimated to have taken part in the recent Cyclovia Tucson.
The celebration of car-free streets was put on by the Living Streets Alliance, included music, games and other activities, as well as food and dancing in the city.
Several Pima County departments were involved in the event, including Natural Resources Parks and Recreation, Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department, Department of Transportation, Pima County Library BookBike and the Pima Animal Care Center.
The Pima County Department of Environmental Quality (PDEQ) had a booth open that offered attendees the opportunity to test their knowledge with the Spin & Learn wheel. There were prizes given out to those who participated. The booth was also offering a drive-less pledge for the public.
“It is such a fun, air-healthy event. Everyone attends to have a great time, get to know an interesting part of town, and enjoy our amazing desert community,” Beth Gorman, PDEQ Clean Air senior program manager, said in a press release.
“My favorite part of Cyclovia Tucson is seeing all the smiles and the tiny humans gaining self-confidence by learning to negotiate their tricycles or skates on car-free streets alongside family and friends," Gorman said. "Their joy is utterly contagious.”
Cyclovia Tucson has been an annual event for seven years. The ride took place in the historic El Presidio area, which is where the main library and Museum of Contemporary Art are located.