Commuter Profiles

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Meet Laura


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


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


… 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


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

Meet Sebastian


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


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

Meet Matt

Matt with his bike

I started biking for health and environmental reasons, but now I pedal more because it makes me happy. Instead of feeling isolated in my car, I feel connected to the neighborhoods, streets, and people of my community. Continue reading

Meet Eric


Enjoyment, fresh air, 5 minutes of solitude from my busy house to work. Plus, I like to be as sustainable as I can. Continue reading

Meet Jamie


Walk downtown Tacoma! There are so many hidden gems! Continue reading

Meet Sheryl


Connecting to her neighborhood and saving her wallet are just a few of the reasons Sheryl loves walking to work and living downtown. Continue reading