(Apologies for the advertising in the above video)
Tucson has embarked on what it calls a “Sustainable Land Use Code Integration Project,” whose objective is “…to prepare a sustainability analysis of the Land Use Code, identify a series of recommended amendments to the [code], and ultimately to draft amendments that implement the City of Tucson’s sustainable goals and policies.”
A well-known threat to Tucson's sustainability is its over-abundant bike parking, which experts like Jason Wong,the developer interviewed in the above story, tell us is currently limiting our business's ability to prosper and thrive. So the City Council will be voting on a proposal to improve our sustainability by reducing the onerous bike parking requirements that are currently inhibiting sustainable development in the city.
You can attend the meeting and voice your support for more sustainability and fewer bikes at 5:30 PM on March 8 at the Mayor and Council Meeting, 255 W. Alameda Street.
In case you are curious about what sustainable development looks like in the eyes of Mr. Wong, here's a satellite view of one of the properties he developed:
According to the internet (ahem), Mr. Wong is Director of Development for Red Point Development, Inc.. Here's what their Website says: "Red Point envisions, and succeeds, in creating sustainable and timeless communities and projects that are in balance socially, economically and environmentally. Our mission is to combine all of the resources, experience and knowledge available to us, and through our associates, to develop high-quality projects that create value for our partners as well as the surrounding community."
It's pretty to think so, isn't it?