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  • Pima County Supports Event Bike Valet Parking Program

    Oct 09, 2014 | Read More News
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    Do you love attending big community events, like Tucson Meet Yourself, but dislike the driving and parking hassles? Consider riding your bicycle and zipping into convenient, free Bike Valet Event Parking. Living Streets Alliance is launching a new bike parking program to help event organizers across the region green their events, reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality, prevent bike thefts, and encourage active and healthy modes of transportation. “Motor vehicle use is the largest single source of air pollution in Pima County,” said Beth Gorman, Clean Air Program Manager for Pima County Department of EnvironmentalBike Valet Parking Quality. “Having a secure and convenient place to park bicycles will make the decision to skip that vehicle trip much easier and will help keep our air healthy to breathe.”

    This weekend is a perfect time to try out the new bike parking service during the hugely popular Tucson Meet Yourself Festival, being held from October 10-12 in downtown Tucson. The free Bike Valet Parking will be located right in the center of the action, just west of the Main Library near Alameda and Church. Visit the Pima County Pavilion located right in front of the library to learn about Pima Animal Care, The Loop, Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation, Kino Sports Park and more.

    The Living Streets Alliance Bike Valet Event Parking Management Program is underwritten by Pima County’s Clean Air Program, City of Tucson’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Program, and Visit Tucson. Financial support from event organizers allows this service to be free for those parking their bikes. The service includes on-duty valet attendants to park and monitor bikes during the event.  The portable, lightweight event bike racks can park up to 70 bikes, reducing the carbon footprint of an event and negative traffic impacts on the surrounding neighborhoods.

    Visit Living Streets Alliance (LSA) to learn more about LSA’s bike valet event parking program and mission to promote healthy communities by empowering people to transform our streets into vibrant places for walking, bicycling, socializing, and play. 

    The Pima County Department of Environmental Quality’s Clean Air Program includes other actions that can be taken to improve air quality.