Occupation: Retired Military/ Community Mobilizer/ Supporter of Cycling
Employer: Safe Streets
Gets around by: Walk, Bike, Skateboard, Bus, Car, Motorcycle
Where do you live and where do you work?
I live in South End Tacoma/ Work all over Tacoma (main office downtown Tacoma)
How do you get there?
Depends on activities of the day and how many locations I have to go to.
How does it all add up? How much money or time do you save?
Quite a bit. Using my bike has an encompassing effect. Lower miles on car, less gas used, decrease in maintenance on car and road congestion. Health side I stay younger, have less stress, I am happier, less visits to doctor, improved mobility. And there is money saved. Decompress on the ride more and time with family and friends. Never stuck in traffic! How great is that!
What’s in it for you?
Healthier, helping environment. On my bike I am free.
Do you have any tips for people who may be trying these modes for the first time?
Just do it. Turn off the excuse voice in your mind. Find a safe route, ride the route on a day off to time yourself, plan clothing and shower if over 20 miles round trip. Just do it. It’s so much fun.