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Tempe recognized as Gold-Level Bicycle Friendly Community

Tempe is one of 34 communities across the country to achieve Gold-Level

Post Date:05/20/2019 10:00 AM

TEMPE, Ariz. (May 20, 2019) – The League of American Bicyclists, the leading bicycle advocacy agency in the country, has recognized Tempe as a Gold-Level Bicycle Friendly Community for building better places for people to bike.

Tempe, one of 34 communities across the country to achieve Gold-Level status, was awarded due to our commitment to improving conditions for bicycling through investment in bicycling promotion, education programs, infrastructure and pro-bicycling policies.

“Biking is important in our community, we have the highest percentage of bicycle commuters in the state,” said Mayor Mark Mitchell. “Continuing to invest in our bicycling infrastructure will help us achieve a healthy, sustainable and connected community. Plus, it will allow Tempe to further our Vision Zero initiative to enhance the safety of our streets for bicyclists and all other road users.”

More than 800 communities have applied for recognition by the Bicycle Friendly Community program, which provides a road map to making biking better for communities of all shapes and sizes. To learn more about the Bicycle Friendly Community program, visit bikeleague.org/community.

To learn more about biking in Tempe, visit tempe.gov/bike.

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Media Contact: TaiAnna Yee
Public Information Officer, Transportation
taianna_yee@tempe.gov
480-350-8551

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