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Name not available September 18, 2020, 4:28 PM

When you visit, how do you travel on Sentinel Peak Rd? (select all that apply) Walk
What neighborhood do you live in? Barrio Viejo
In general, what time do you visit Sentinel Peak Park? (Select all that apply) Sunrise -10 a.m., 6-Sunset
Have you visited Sentinal Peak on a car-free Monday? Yes
In general, do you support continuing the car-free Mondays program at Sentinel Peak Park? Yes
What are the reasons you support car-free Mondays? (select all that apply) Provides a safer environment for exercise., Allows for a more comfortable and quite experience., Provides a break from the noise and air pollution caused by cars., Results in less illegal activity (drinking, drugs, graffiti, etc.) occurring in the Park., Other - Tumamoc is getting far too crowded, so it's nice to have this additional option for walking/exercise
In general, would you support expanding car-free days at Sentinel Peak Park to include additional days of the week? Yes
Do you have suggestions for improving the car-free Monday program? No
Is there anything else you'd like to share regarding Sentinel Peak Park? I'm sure the neighbors would appreciate some sort of indication (variable signal/sign) at the very bottom of the hill of when the park is open/close to cars (in real time), so that cars don't drive all the way up to the gate, have to turn around, and then drive down again. That sure would be a much more peaceful experience for people out enjoying things on foot and on bike, and probably much less frustrating for drivers too.

Name not available September 18, 2020, 9:42 AM

When you visit, how do you travel on Sentinel Peak Rd? (select all that apply) Walk
What neighborhood do you live in? Mercado District
In general, what time do you visit Sentinel Peak Park? (Select all that apply) Sunrise -10 a.m.
Have you visited Sentinal Peak on a car-free Monday? Yes
In general, do you support continuing the car-free Mondays program at Sentinel Peak Park? Yes
What are the reasons you support car-free Mondays? (select all that apply) Provides a safer environment for exercise., Allows for a more comfortable and quite experience., Provides a break from the noise and air pollution caused by cars., Results in less illegal activity (drinking, drugs, graffiti, etc.) occurring in the Park.
In general, would you support expanding car-free days at Sentinel Peak Park to include additional days of the week? Yes
Do you have suggestions for improving the car-free Monday program? No

Name not available September 17, 2020, 8:08 PM

When you visit, how do you travel on Sentinel Peak Rd? (select all that apply) Walk
What neighborhood do you live in? pea
In general, what time do you visit Sentinel Peak Park? (Select all that apply) Sunrise -10 a.m., 6-Sunset
Have you visited Sentinal Peak on a car-free Monday? Yes
In general, do you support continuing the car-free Mondays program at Sentinel Peak Park? Yes
What are the reasons you support car-free Mondays? (select all that apply) Provides a safer environment for exercise., Allows for a more comfortable and quite experience., Provides a break from the noise and air pollution caused by cars., Results in less illegal activity (drinking, drugs, graffiti, etc.) occurring in the Park.
In general, would you support expanding car-free days at Sentinel Peak Park to include additional days of the week? Yes
Do you have suggestions for improving the car-free Monday program? Yes (please specify)
The current operating hours for the park are sunrise - 8 p.m. Would you support a change in operating hours to sunrise to sunset? (Meaning no users would be able to use the park from sunset until sunrise the next day) open the park later to cars every day so we can walk with no cars. please repair the road up to the entrance and widen the bike lane.
Please share your additional suggestions with the City here. We recommend adding more "walk or bike only" times/days. We are more likely to walk on Mondays now that it's closed to cars.
It can get scary on the road to A Mountain with the crazy drivers. No one drives the speed limit up there. Restricting car access would make it safer and save the city money.
Is there anything else you'd like to share regarding Sentinel Peak Park? thanks to the officers who patrol the area

Name not available September 17, 2020, 4:34 PM

When you visit, how do you travel on Sentinel Peak Rd? (select all that apply) Walk
What neighborhood do you live in? Panorama Estates
In general, what time do you visit Sentinel Peak Park? (Select all that apply) Sunrise -10 a.m.
Have you visited Sentinal Peak on a car-free Monday? Yes
In general, do you support continuing the car-free Mondays program at Sentinel Peak Park? Yes
What are the reasons you support car-free Mondays? (select all that apply) Provides a break from the noise and air pollution caused by cars.
In general, would you support expanding car-free days at Sentinel Peak Park to include additional days of the week? I'm not sure
Do you have suggestions for improving the car-free Monday program? No
Is there anything else you'd like to share regarding Sentinel Peak Park? Many people don't wear masks or even have them on their person. While we're under a mask-wearing mandate, groups walking together without masks ought to spread out when meeting someone on the trail so that they're not creating a possible viral cloud.

Name not available September 17, 2020, 11:02 AM

When you visit, how do you travel on Sentinel Peak Rd? (select all that apply) Car, Walk
What neighborhood do you live in? PEA
In general, what time do you visit Sentinel Peak Park? (Select all that apply) Sunrise -10 a.m.
Have you visited Sentinal Peak on a car-free Monday? I'm not sure
In general, do you support continuing the car-free Mondays program at Sentinel Peak Park? Yes
What are the reasons you support car-free Mondays? (select all that apply) Provides a safer environment for exercise., Allows for a more comfortable and quite experience., Provides a break from the noise and air pollution caused by cars., Results in less illegal activity (drinking, drugs, graffiti, etc.) occurring in the Park.
In general, would you support expanding car-free days at Sentinel Peak Park to include additional days of the week? Yes
Do you have suggestions for improving the car-free Monday program? Yes (please specify)
The current operating hours for the park are sunrise - 8 p.m. Would you support a change in operating hours to sunrise to sunset? (Meaning no users would be able to use the park from sunset until sunrise the next day) Yes
Please share your additional suggestions with the City here. Please make Sentinel Peak Park like Sabino Canyon. NO CARS ALLOWED EVER. HAVE A TROLLEY OR BUS LIKE SABINO SAM. THERE IS TOO MUCH TRAFFIC, TOO MANY GANG-BANGERS, TOO MANY DRUG USERS, TOO MANY PEOPLE WITH GUNS/FIREARMS, TOO MANY PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO BUSINESS ON THIS MOUNTAIN WHICH IS MY NEIGHBORHOOD. I WANT ALL OF THIS RIFF-RAFF OUT OF MY NEIGHBORHOOD. IT IS A CESSPOOL FOR CRIME. I AM SAYING THIS AS A CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY FOR ALMOST 34 YEARS, ALL IN TUCSON/PIMA COUNTY. WE NEED TO TAKE BACK OUR NEIGHBORHOOD.
Is there anything else you'd like to share regarding Sentinel Peak Park? I think I have said everything I need to say. The noise created by people driving up and down the road is unacceptable. People speed by with no regard for speed bumps. Extremely loud music; so loud that it shakes the glassware in my house. I love living in the desert but being so close to I-10 and downtown. Why do all of these delinquents have to ruin my home; my castle. Also, there is trash everywhere along the roadside and my property, even though there are sufficient garbage/waste baskets all over the mountain. Would the litterers like it if someone went to their neighborhoods and literally raped their environment? What if people went to other neighborhoods and dumped litter, fast food bags and containers, used condoms, gun shells, used vaping devices, beer cans and bottles, etc. etc. etc.? Honestly? Seriously? who would do this to their own living space/back yard etc. I am truly sick and tired of all of this nonsense that has been going on since I moved here 24 years ago. I have also been injured by stepping on broken glass wearing Teva sandals, while trying to clean up along the roadside. Thank goodness for tetanus shots. Ban the park to people other than to those who are walking, running, hiking, biking, and have a trolley system for anyone who does not want to or can not walk, run, bike, hike, etc. Also stiff fines, or community service, or even jail time for those who litter. Sorry, but I have grown really cranky in my old age. Please let me live out my golden years in peace.

Name not available September 17, 2020, 10:16 AM

When you visit, how do you travel on Sentinel Peak Rd? (select all that apply) Walk, Bike
What neighborhood do you live in? Menlo Park
In general, what time do you visit Sentinel Peak Park? (Select all that apply) Sunrise -10 a.m., 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 6-Sunset
Have you visited Sentinal Peak on a car-free Monday? Yes
In general, do you support continuing the car-free Mondays program at Sentinel Peak Park? Yes
What are the reasons you support car-free Mondays? (select all that apply) Provides a safer environment for exercise., Allows for a more comfortable and quite experience., Provides a break from the noise and air pollution caused by cars., Results in less illegal activity (drinking, drugs, graffiti, etc.) occurring in the Park., Other - There are more people now walking and biking since car-free Mondays began. That's a real plus.
In general, would you support expanding car-free days at Sentinel Peak Park to include additional days of the week? Yes
Do you have suggestions for improving the car-free Monday program? Yes (please specify)
The current operating hours for the park are sunrise - 8 p.m. Would you support a change in operating hours to sunrise to sunset? (Meaning no users would be able to use the park from sunset until sunrise the next day) Yes
Please share your additional suggestions with the City here. More signage to discourage speeding and to urge drivers to watch for cyclists and pedestrians. Sentinel Peak Rd from Cedar to the second gate near the lower parking lot is in bad shape and needs to be repaved with striping for bike/pedestrian lane.

Name not available September 17, 2020, 9:33 AM

When you visit, how do you travel on Sentinel Peak Rd? (select all that apply) Walk
What neighborhood do you live in? Mercado District - Menlo Park
In general, what time do you visit Sentinel Peak Park? (Select all that apply) Sunrise -10 a.m.
Have you visited Sentinal Peak on a car-free Monday? Yes
In general, do you support continuing the car-free Mondays program at Sentinel Peak Park? Yes
What are the reasons you support car-free Mondays? (select all that apply) Provides a safer environment for exercise., Allows for a more comfortable and quite experience., Provides a break from the noise and air pollution caused by cars., Results in less illegal activity (drinking, drugs, graffiti, etc.) occurring in the Park.
In general, would you support expanding car-free days at Sentinel Peak Park to include additional days of the week? Yes
Do you have suggestions for improving the car-free Monday program? No
Is there anything else you'd like to share regarding Sentinel Peak Park? The most demoralizing part of using Sentinel Peak almost daily is the horrific dumping of trash from dusty diapers in the road to broken glass and beer bottles and food containers. It is particularly bad on Mondays because of the heavy weekend use. Perhaps there can be a group of volunteers along with a police officer in shifts on weekends to educate the public....civil, friendly but firm counseling on the impact of throwing trash down the mountain where it is hard to retrieve. Not to mention not throwing trash in the many trash cans....

Name not shown September 17, 2020, 7:02 AM

When you visit, how do you travel on Sentinel Peak Rd? (select all that apply) Walk
What neighborhood do you live in? Panorama Estates
In general, what time do you visit Sentinel Peak Park? (Select all that apply) Sunrise -10 a.m.
Have you visited Sentinal Peak on a car-free Monday? Yes
In general, do you support continuing the car-free Mondays program at Sentinel Peak Park? Yes
What are the reasons you support car-free Mondays? (select all that apply) Provides a safer environment for exercise., Allows for a more comfortable and quite experience., Provides a break from the noise and air pollution caused by cars., Results in less illegal activity (drinking, drugs, graffiti, etc.) occurring in the Park.
In general, would you support expanding car-free days at Sentinel Peak Park to include additional days of the week? Yes
Do you have suggestions for improving the car-free Monday program? No
Is there anything else you'd like to share regarding Sentinel Peak Park? We walk A Mountain every morning and since Covid, we’ve seen a lot more people walking up the mountain, including families with kids. It’s been a good alternative to Tumamoc which has been so crowded and not all people are compliant with masks. Consider expanding the car-free days in light of the pandemic, knowing that more folks will need more spaces to recreate as the weather cools and with COVID still with us. In that vein, it has been very concerning to see large groups driving up during the evening hours - gathering and unmasked.

A reminder that the park is also a big dog walking amenity especially since Tumamoc doesn’t allow pets. Since the pilot began, we’ve seen a lot more people walking their dogs.

Name not available September 17, 2020, 6:35 AM

When you visit, how do you travel on Sentinel Peak Rd? (select all that apply) Walk
What neighborhood do you live in? Menlo Park
In general, what time do you visit Sentinel Peak Park? (Select all that apply) Sunrise -10 a.m.
Have you visited Sentinal Peak on a car-free Monday? Yes
In general, do you support continuing the car-free Mondays program at Sentinel Peak Park? Yes
What are the reasons you support car-free Mondays? (select all that apply) Provides a safer environment for exercise., Provides a break from the noise and air pollution caused by cars., Results in less illegal activity (drinking, drugs, graffiti, etc.) occurring in the Park.
In general, would you support expanding car-free days at Sentinel Peak Park to include additional days of the week? Yes
Do you have suggestions for improving the car-free Monday program? Yes (please specify)
The current operating hours for the park are sunrise - 8 p.m. Would you support a change in operating hours to sunrise to sunset? (Meaning no users would be able to use the park from sunset until sunrise the next day) Yes
Please share your additional suggestions with the City here. Cars are still speeding and drag racing up and down the mountain. Garbage, including beer and liquor containers, "hufff" cartridges and cigarette butts litter the sides of the mountain. Occasional gun shots are heard as well. Signs declaring the closure should replaced at the bottom of the mountain, so cars can turn around at the bottom, rather than at the gate. More patrols are needed at peak hours of 5-8 to discourage speeding and partying.

Name not available September 17, 2020, 1:49 AM

When you visit, how do you travel on Sentinel Peak Rd? (select all that apply) Car
What neighborhood do you live in? Harlan Heights
In general, what time do you visit Sentinel Peak Park? (Select all that apply) 2-6 p.m.
Have you visited Sentinal Peak on a car-free Monday? No
In general, do you support continuing the car-free Mondays program at Sentinel Peak Park? Yes
What are the reasons you support car-free Mondays? (select all that apply) Allows for a more comfortable and quite experience., Provides a break from the noise and air pollution caused by cars.
In general, would you support expanding car-free days at Sentinel Peak Park to include additional days of the week? Yes
Do you have suggestions for improving the car-free Monday program? No