25 Apr '14, 3pm

Providing Public Transportation Alternatives for the Greater Phoenix Metro Area

Providing Public Transportation Alternatives for the Greater Phoenix Metro Area

As Valley Bike Month comes to a close, we wanted to take a closer look at what makes the bicycling community tick. Some biking benefits are obvious – it’s healthy, it saves money, it helps save the planet by reducing car emissions. But after spending some quality time with a few dedicated bike-riders, we were introduced to a whole new reality that will intrigue even the most skeptical rider. Quinn and the stolen car Meet Quinn Whissen. She’s an independent marketing consultant and downtown Phoenix advocate . Her journey to daily bicycling began when her car was stolen. Instead of forking over a wad of cash to buy and maintain a new one, she opted to take up bicycling instead. Today, she uses her bike to ride everywhere and connects to light rail for longer trips. “Bicycling is about enjoying your city, moving at a slower pace and spending time with friends,” Quinn says. “T...

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