Commuter Profiles

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Meet Alisa

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Prior to moving downtown, I lived in University Place – easily a 20 minute drive each way plus 15 minutes every day finding parking and walking between my parked car and my office. Now, I only have the walk – less than 8 minutes between my work and home. Continue reading

Meet Brian

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When I moved to Japan to work for a car tuning shop my perspective on driving shifted. Driving, parking, and even owning a vehicle costs more in Japan… Continue reading

Meet Cory

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I love riding my bike. There is really no better way to get around and see our city. It’s also a great way to wake up in the morning. I’ve even switched to decaf coffee since I don’t feel the need for caffeine any more. And, it means I can eat pretty much whatever I want and not worry about it. Continue reading

Meet Cindy

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I love braving the elements and seeing the city from the perspective of a cyclist. I sometimes will go out of my way to catch glimpses of Mt Rainier or the Olympics. Continue reading

Meet Laura

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Having low transportation costs helps buffer other expenses and helps my income go further. I notice a difference in energy when I walk or bike home. I feel more refreshed and ready to take on other things after work. Continue reading

Meet Alecia

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I was nervous to start riding the bus because I didn’t really know where I was going…don’t be afraid to ask questions. Most people are more than willing to help you out. You will get the hang of it, and eventually be the one to help others. Continue reading

Meet Jessica

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… having such a short commute is great and the big PLUS is that I have so many options to get to work. Walk, bike, bus, drive… Continue reading

Meet Peter and Christie

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Living and working downtown has saved $430 dollars a month or $5,160 a year. Continue reading

Meet Sebastian

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I sometimes see the owner of a local coffee shop on my way home or one of gents at the local barber shop I use. It is nice to have that kind of interaction. Continue reading

Meet Marylou

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I only fill my gas tank about every two months and my car insurance is lower because I don’t drive to work. It is quicker for me to walk than to drive. Continue reading