The Walk Around the World campaign, organized by DOTG, encouraged the community to walk for transportation and fitness and log their walking trips to be part of the 24,859 mile walking challenge.

Commuter Profiles

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Meet Alex

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Alex reminds us that things always seem scary when you haven’t tried them, so just go out and ride. Continue reading

Meet Gerod

Meet Gerod

Find a safe route [and] just do it. It’s so much fun. Continue reading

Meet Jade

Meet Jade

Be respectful to the bus drivers, they do a lot and put up with a lot of things as it is and we should try to make their day a bit easier. Continue reading

Meet Sheila

Meet Sheila

I intentionally walk uphill to the next bus stop in the morning; so I get in some exercise before work. Continue reading

Meet Haley

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Haley’s parents save a trip downtown to drop her off and because she gets an ORCA card from school her commute is free. Continue reading

Meet Brooke

Meet Brooke

Having a designated time she has to be at the stop helps her to start her day easier. The exercise, time to listen to music and the chance to study her French vocabulary don’t hurt either! Continue reading

Meet Reilly

Meet Reilly

Reilly gets ready for the day with a bike ride to work downtown. Continue reading

Meet Penny

The object of the Space Vacators game is to free up parking spaces for clients and visitors, as well as encouraging use of alternative transportation. Employees use an “alien sticker” to track whichever options they have tried: carpool, bus, bike, walk, parking offsite, etc. Names were drawn for small prizes.

Penny values the fact that she has choices when it comes to getting around town. She helps co-workers and clients try new modes of transportation. Continue reading

Meet Stephen

Stephen

I get to spend less time worrying about traffic downtown during the work week, and more time preparing for my day. Continue reading

Meet Alexandra

Alexandra at Proctor Farmers' Market

Riding the bus to work gives me a moment to clear my mind and get ready for the day. Continue reading