Celebrate Bike Fest at Jácome Plaza tomorrow morningby Pima County News on Apr. 09, 2013, under Environmental Quality, Health, Pima County, Public Library, Southern Arizona, Sustainability and Conservation, Transportation, Tucson
Bike commuters to downtown Tucson will find an energy boost in front of the Joel D. Valdez Main Library on Wednesday, April 10. As part of “Pedal the Pueblo” week, bike commuters will enjoy free drinks and snacks downtown courtesy of Living Streets Alliance and the Pima Association of Governments.
Pima County Department of Environmental Quality’s (PDEQ) Clean Air Program staff will be available to provide information and offer clean air tips.
From 7 to 9 a.m., commuters can pick up information about Bike Fest commuter contests, Pima County’s commuter contest, PAG’s travel reduction program, and the latest Tucson Metro Bike Map. There will be juice, fruit, small pastries, and Ike’s will provide free coffee.
“We all know that non-motorized bicycles don’t pollute the air, but there are so many other benefits to bicycling that we don’t always consider,” said Beth Gorman, PDEQ Senior Program Manager. “Each additional car on the road increases the travel time of all of us behind that car, so every time a car is replaced by a bike, traffic congestion is reduced.”
The Jácome Plaza commuter station at the library at 101 N. Stone Ave. is one of three events happening tomorrow, the designated “Bike to Work and School Day.” The other two commuter stations will be at Treat Avenue and Third Street, and at Mountain Avenue and Ft. Lowell Road.
Be sure to check out other great events during Pedal the Pueblo week.
For tips on clean air, visit the DEQ Clean Air program.