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Prop 407 creates a safer and healthier Tucson

Members of the Sun Lakes Bicycle Club head off on a 10-mile ride. (Cronkite News Service Photo by Jessica Boehm)

Tucson is truly a community where you can live, work and play. Home to breathtaking mountain views, the renowned University of Arizona and coveted climate that provides ample amounts of sunshine, the Old Pueblo is well positioned to support physical activity. Yet, it is also home to traffic congestion and health complications. In fact, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services, in 2017, there were 1,984 deaths in Pima County related to heart disease.

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Rocky road ahead (access required)

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From declining revenues to pay for transportation infrastructure, to a gas tax that is well below the national average and the rise in hybrid and electric vehicles, Arizona’s transportation infrastructure funding system is facing a crisis.

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