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Tucson City Council votes to limit car access on 'A' Mountain

Vote passed 6-1
Posted at 3:21 PM, Sep 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-23 17:55:11-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — Tucson City Council has voted to limit the days and hours cars are allowed on "A" Mountain.

The vote passed 6-1.

When the new safety changes go into effect on Nov. 11, vehicles will not have access to the mountain until 11 a.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

In addition, a pilot six-month vehicle-free trial was recommended by the City Manager's Office for Mondays.

The current upper gate hours on "A" Mountain run from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Monday to Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Earlier this year, nearly 3,000 people participated in a survey for Sentinel Peak. The results showed two-thirds of people prefer less car access on the road.

Once the closures to cars on Mondays take effect, the City Council will re-evaluate after six months.

RELATED: City leaders want to make Tucson's "A" Mountain safer