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Tempe passed new rules for bike and scooter riders, find out what you need to know here.

Transportation

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Go anywhere you like conveniently and quickly

  • Average commute time is 20 minutes
  • Tempe is surrounded by five freeways
  • Ten minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
  • Light rail from border to border connects Tempe to Phoenix and Mesa
  • Extensive network of bus routes covers the city
  • One of the nation’s top “bike-friendly” cities – over 175 miles of bike paths
  • Most walkable city in Arizona – and more than 10,000 miles of hiking trails in the region for those looking for more opportunities to stretch their legs
  • Five free Orbit bus circulators connect Tempe neighborhoods
  • Streetcar system coming in 2021

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

  • 10 minutes from downtown Tempe
  • 20 major airlines
  • Non-stop flights to more than 100 cities around the world
  • Known as Friendliest Airport in America
  • Winner of Airport Innovation Award
  • www.skyharbor.com

Light Rail

  •  Valley Metro Rail line connects Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa.
  • Free Sky Train brings people from Tempe directly into Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport terminals
  • Tempe is the only city in Arizona to have border to border service.
  • Connects to bus routes and soon, Tempe Streetcar
  • www.tempe.gov/tim

Streetcar

  • Tempe will be the only Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Area city to have a streetcar
  • 3 miles, 14 stops
  • Connects to light rail
  • Connects riders to neighborhoods, business centers, regional events and major destinations.
  • Opens in 2021
  • www.tempe.gov/streetcar

Freeways

  • Freeway access is quick and easy
  • Six freeways surround Tempe
  • Freeway goes straight into Sky Harbor International Airport with the Sky Train
  • I-10, Loop 101, Loop 202, US60, I-143, I-153 

Bus Service 

  • 365 days a year
  • Service on all major arteries
  • Connects to other area cities
  • 15-minute peak-period service from 6 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Free Orbit shuttles connect to ASU campus, downtown Tempe and neighborhoods

Bicycling 

  • League of American Bicyclists Gold-Level Bicycle-Friendly Community Award winner.
  • 4 percent of Tempe residents bike to work
  • Among highest percentages of bicycle commuters in the country

Walking