In Focus: Season 3, Episode 4 – Big city, green living

General manager of Ofo Paul Vidal said the Valley has been one of their best markets in the country on many metrics. (Photo by Mari Nelson/Cronkite News)

Dockless bike share programs are seeing rapid growth in the Valley, but not without consumers misusing their product. (Photo by Mari Nelson/Cronkite News)

Arizona residents, as well as those living in Phoenix – the second fastest warming city in the U.S. – are vulnerable to the increasing extreme heat, which poses potential health risks. (Photo by Melikamp via Creative Commons)

In the fourth episode of season three, we meet people who are trying to make the urban environment of the Phoenix area more sustainable. We’ll ride along with a bike share company that allows subscribers to leave their bikes anywhere and meet some experts who are trying to find solutions to the brutal summer heat in Phoenix.

This story is part of Elemental: Covering Sustainability, a new multimedia collaboration between Cronkite News, Arizona PBS, KJZZ, KPCC, Rocky Mountain PBS and PBS SoCal.

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