3rd Street and Treat Avenue bike boulevards run within the Sam Hughes neighborhood

Homes near University of Arizona Bike Boulevards

Last Updated on April 29, 2024 by Kim Labriola

Are you searching for a home for sale that allows for easy biking to the University of Arizona and its surrounding areas? Biking is popular in and around the University of Arizona for several reasons:

  • Our topography is relatively flat
  • Our climate is typically mild and dry
  • Parking near UA is very limited and requires costly permits or daily fees
  • The multitude of convenient bike routes and boulevards available throughout the city
  • It’s fun!
  • It’s a good workout

Homes for sale within 1 mile of 3rd Avenue and Mountain Avenue bike routes:

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Main Gate at University of Arizona campus in Tucson
Main Gate at University of Arizona campus in Tucson

The two bicycle boulevards closest to UA are 3rd Street and Mountain Avenue:

Third Street Bicycle Boulevard

The 3rd Street Bicycle Boulevard is the most popular east-west route to the University. It spans from Wilmot Road to Campbell Avenue, where it meets up with the UA campus. Local traffic is discouraged because 3rd Street goes through quieter residential streets where there are many 4 way stops and other speed reducing mechanisms in place. At the busier intersections there are traffic lights to aid in crossing.

Mountain Avenue Bike Boulevard

The Mountain Avenue Bike Boulevard is the busiest of Tucson’s bike routes. This route travels north-south from 3rd Street (within the University of Arizona Campus) north to the Rillito River. The section between Speedway Boulevard and Fort Lowell Road features a bike lane separated from cars by several feet of brick pavement.

Mountain Ave. bike boulevard just north of University of Arizona
Mountain Avenue Bike Route

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We can help you find a home for sale close to one of the bike routes listed above. Please contact us at Hello@RealTucson.com or 520-975-8956 to go over your real estate needs.

the 3rd Street bike route was recently extended to cross Wilmot for easy access to and from Harold Bell Wright Estates.
the 3rd Street bike route was recently extended to cross Wilmot for easy access to and from Harold Bell Wright Estates.