Commuter Profiles

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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


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

Meet Anna


I like to ride the bus to Tacoma because I know I’m saving money, reducing my environmental impact, and reduces my stress by not having to drive in traffic. Continue reading

Meet Stefan

Meet Stefan

I just love being on my bike. A quick cardio workout in the morning helps me feel more awake in class. Nothing beats the satisfaction of arriving at my destination under my own power when everyone else used big internal combustion engines. It is self-reliance. Continue reading

Meet Trevor

Trevor Square

I feel like I am doing my part to help make the city a more bike friendly area and I am becoming healthier and more active in my day-to-day life. Continue reading

Meet Ben


I love the chance to be active on the way to work. Having my bike with me at work allows me to get around downtown more quickly than driving and looking for a parking spot. It is healthy and convenient. Continue reading

Meet Shera


It is actually a little quicker riding my bike because I don’t have as many stop lights to wait at and I do free up one parking spot at work which helps as they are getting hard to find. Continue reading

Meet Anna

Anna runs The Parlor Salon downtown.

Anna works downtown and she would recommend downtown living to everyone. Tacoma has a lot to offer! Continue reading