The Sustainability Program
149 North Stone, 2nd Floor
Tucson, AZ 85701
P.O. Box 27210
Tucson, AZ 85726
Ride a bike (and reduce waste!) with BICAS
Located in the heart of downtown Tucson, BICAS (Bicycle Inter-Community Action & Salvage) is a collectively run community education and recycling center for bicycles that welcomes people of all ages and walks of life. BICAS first started in 1990 as an organization called Bootstraps to Share of Tucson, Inc. A group of like-minded community members came together to assist and empower the homeless population in Tucson by helping them attain work, shelter, food, and transportation. Before long, the organization determined that the greatest impact that they could have on the homeless community was to provide recycled bicycles and the skills needed to maintain them, figuring sustainable transportation leads to sustainable work. Thus, BICAS came into existence in 1994 and we have since extended our bicycle recycling, advocacy and education programs out to the entire community.
We have trained tens of thousands of youth and adults in the trade of bicycle refurbishing, maintenance, and safety, and recycled and saved nearly fifty thousand bicycles from the waste stream. Our unique approach and innovative programs, which solicit participation from the entire community, include:
BICAS serves approximately 5,000 unduplicated individuals per year from the greater community of Tucson, particularly the inner-city neighborhoods. To learn more about the programs available through BICAS, visit www.bicas.org.
Education and Resources
SunVan Tucson paratransit service
Cat Tran University of Arizona transit service
The Tucson-Pima County Bicycle Advisory Committee (TPCBAC) was established to serve in an advisory capacity to local governments on issues relating to bicycle recreation, transportation, and safety.
Pima Association of Governments