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Tempe bike program receives Clean Air honors
The city of Tempe received the Maricopa Association of Governments Livable Communities award for its bike share program at the 30th annual Clean Air Campaign Awards on Oct. 31.
“With more than 175 miles of bikeways in our city and the highest percentage of bicycle commuters in the state, bike share was a natural fit for Tempe,” said Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell. “It’s a perfect addition to Tempe’s strong multi-modal transportation network, providing yet another convenient way for Tempe residents, employees and visitors to get around the community.”
This spring, Tempe joined Phoenix and Mesa as part of the GRID Bike Share program. Tempe’s system includes 300 bikes, 450 racks and 32 stations located in high-activity areas like downtown Tempe, along light rail, near ASU and at community centers. Bike share is a for-rent public program in progressive, urban environments where land use is higher density, bicycle trips are common and transit connections are strong. Bike share is meant to support greater access to more sustainable transportation and further reduce dependency on automobiles.
The Clean Air Campaign Awards honor individuals and organizations for their efforts to reduce air pollution and traffic congestion. The awards, which ranged from outstanding carpooler to corporate sustainability, are a way to honor year-long efforts to reduce commute-related emissions and traffic congestion.
For information visit gridbikes.com