Our central downtown location is one of the most talked about perks of the space, but what does that mean for your commute? In this post, we cover some tips and tricks to make your next trip to COMMON easier than ever:
For Members – The closest and most convenient parking is located in the new Pima County Public Service Garage. At ground level, it’s easy to get in and out of, and maxes out at $8/day. Learn more about downtown parking options here.
For Guests – COMMON offers hourly validation of parking for Guests and Visitors at the following nearby garages:
- Public Works Garage, above ground garage – across from us on Alameda
- Public Service Garage, above ground garage – half a block away on Alameda
- El Presidio Garage, underground garage – 1.5 blocks away on Alameda
Stop #10858 Alameda/Grossetta – The closest bus Sun Tran Bus and Streetcar stop is #10858 on Alameda and Grossetta, just half a block East from our offices on Stone. All routes that run through downtown stop here.
Stop #11171 Stone/Alameda — this stop on Stone and Alameda is also near our building, although there are less routes that use it.
Fun fact, if you choose to bus or streetcar to COMMON, your next ride is on the city: All Sun Tran public transportation fees are waived through December 31, 2022. Plan your commute using the Sun Tran trip planner here!
Storage – COMMON offers ample bike storage to keep your wheels safe while you get ish done! Just take the elevator up to our third floor lounge and you’ll find the bike storage on the wall near the phone booth.
Bike Thru Streets
- From the North or South – Stone Ave. has a bike lane and is easily accessible by bike. The Golf Links-Aviation Shared Use Path that’s Southwest of downtown is also a great road to use when commuting North to the office!
- From the East – Broadway is great for bikes until it crosses the railroad tracks. West of the tracks, stick to Toole when riding to our offices. 9th St., 5th St, University Blvd., and Lester St. are all quiet commuting streets that lead to Stone Ave. as well.
- From the West – Congress is quiet for bikes until it gets close to downtown and intersects with the Sun Tran Streetcar route. To avoid any stress, be sure to turn on to Pennington and follow the street Northeast until you reach Stone Ave. just a block south of our offices.
Through a partnership with TuGo, the City of Tucson now has over 300 communal electric bikes available for public use across the city.
The Daily Pass is available for visitors and other short-term users and can be purchased at the kiosk stations or on your smartphone by downloading the app. Monthly and Annual Passes are available for Tucson locals and long-term visitors and must be purchased on Tugo’s website.
Find a Scooter!
In 2019, Tucson began an E-Scooter Pilot Program and placed over 1000 scooters around the city for the community to use and share. Scooting to the office is easy. All you need to do is download the scooter company’s app, find a scooter, and you’re on your way.
Just remember to follow bike laws when scooting around town, and when you’re done, be sure to park it respectfully out of the way of other passersby!