Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Reinvent Your Commute in Tollefson Plaza on Oct 1st

Join fellow downtown commuters, as we kickoff the "Downtown: On the Go!" campaign, a collaborative effort by the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber, the City of Tacoma, Pierce Transit, and Pierce County aimed at reducing traffic congestion and parking challenges in downtown Tacoma by getting commuters, students and residents onto buses and bikes, walking, and sharing rides instead of driving alone.

WHEN: October 1st, 11am-2pm

WHERE: Tollefson Plaza

This will be a fun event with lots of transportation resources for commuters, residents, students and employers including lunchtime vendors, prizes from local shops, free bus passes, games, live music, and more.

Here are some of the opportunities and activities available to you in Tollefson Plaza on October 1st:

  • Get lunch from local food vendors – receive $1 off just for coming!

  • Sip coffee or tea from Mad Hat Tea Company and Blackwater Coffee

  • Listen to the Brazilian jazz of Olympia music group, Ocho Pies

  • Learn about commute options: Transit, Carpool, Vanpool, Walk, Bike

  • Pick up the new downtown walking map

  • Tour the Pierce Transit Vanpool, Bus and Bus Plus vehicles and practice putting a bike on the front bus rack

  • Talk to Vanpool riders and learn a new way to get to work

  • Play games to win prizes from local vendors, including free monthly bus passes

  • Give input on downtown plans with VIA architecture

  • Learn how businesses downtown are encouraging alternative transportation options and how your business can create a transportation plan

  • Sign up for piercetrips.com to begin logging your commutes, entering to win great prizes, and calculating cost and pollution savings

  • Give us your input on a car-sharing survey and receive a two-for-one cupcake coupon for Hello, Cupcake

  • Practice your chalk skills as you explore the art of transportation

  • Pick up a Pierce County Bike Map and learn new routes to ride

  • Plus: Special prizes and information especially for UWT students, including the chance to win a Nintendo Wii and Wii Fit bundle if you sign of for the new student version of piercetrips.com


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