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 vehicle-free day is recommended as a six month pilot program. Road safety was one of the main concerns residents and park users have expressed to the city— Natalie Tarangioli (@ntarangioli) September 17, 2019
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.