Progressive Partner Award: Mayor Jonathan Rothschild was recognized for bringing to Tucson a public bike share system that provides residents and visitors with a fun, healthy and eco-friendly way to navigate the city. Launched in 2017, Tugo Bike Share is a collaborative partnership among Tugo Bike Share, the City of Tucson and Mayor’s Office, the Tucson Department of Transportation and many businesses, including TEP as a major sponsor. In Tugo’s first year of operation, more than 30,000 trips were taken on these bikes. By replacing driving with bicycling, it is estimated that Tugo users helped reduced CO2 emissions in Tucson by more than 14,000 pounds.
This episode made possible by the generous support of Tucson Electric Power