Use The Loop for Your Commute

For more information on The Loop, or to schedule a presentation, please contact Skye Siegel, Community Outreach Coordinator via E-mail or call 724-7447.

Use The Loop for Your Commute, for Fun & for Healthy Air!

PDEQ Clean Air ProgramThe Loop logo Pima County Department of Environmental Quality Clean Air Program is launching a special campaign to encourage employees of businesses close to The Loop pathway to use it for their commutes. There are so many benefits (both individual and community-wide) to skipping a vehicle trip and hopping on The Loop instead to get to and from work.

What is The Loop?

The Loop is a 100+ mile non-motorized multi-use pathway in the Tucson metropolitan area that provides safe passageway for car-free commuting or leisure travel. This system of shared use paths and short segments connect the Rillito, Santa Cruz, and Pantano River Parks with the Julian Wash and Harrison Road Greenways.

The Loop Map
The Loop Map

The pathway is growing every year and so are the number of users.

Pima County residents and visitors can enjoy The Loop on foot, bikes, skates, horses and by any other engine-free travel mode.

Use The Loop to access your workplace, school, favorite restaurants, hotels, shopping areas and/or entertainment venues.  Enjoy the sights while watching birds and other wildlife as you increase your level of exercise and improve your health. Invite your friends and family to join you on The Loop!

Enjoy the Benefits

Switch to using human-powered modes of transportation for multiple benefits:
  • Save time & money by using The Loop for exercise & to improve your health overall (could potentially replace your gym workouts);
  • Save money on fuel & vehicle maintenance;
  • Reduce stress & keep fit;
  • Arrive to your destination energized;
  • Reduce traffic congestion on motorized roadways;
  • Avoid accidents, road construction & traffic jams;
  • Enjoy pleasant scenery & observe wildlife and experience the beauty of the Sonoran Desert; &
  • Promote healthier air community-wide!Bike rider on The Loop

Community Resources to Support Car-free Transportation

  • City of Tucson
    • Free bike racks that can be used by employees and clients/customers (must also be available for public use)
  • Pima Association of Governments
    • Sun Rideshare Rewards Program: enter alternate mode trips for a chance at monthly prizes
    • Tucson Bikeways map: points out easy-to-access routes
    • Guaranteed Ride Home Program: up to four free rides a year through Sun Rideshare
  • Pima County Bike & Pedestrian Program
    • Bike Buddy Program: One-on-one help to find the best route, bike selection, etc.
    • “Get Back on Your Bike” safety classes at your workplace The Loop logo
    • The Loop maps and regional bike maps to help guide the way
  • Pima County Clean Air Program
    • Learn how to breathe easy and drive cleaner with fun, educational presentations and information on air quality and alternate modes of transportation
    • Take the “Healthy Air Is In Our Hands” Drive-Less Pledge to drive less and earn a chance to win a $100 visa card!
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