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Tacoma commuting fair set for Tollefson Plaza on Wednesday

Post by C.R. Roberts / The News Tribune on Sep. 29, 2008 at 1:05 pm |
September 29, 2008 1:05 pm

Lonely though it might otherwise seem, Tollefson Plaza might just be teeming on Wednesday (from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) as would-be and already-do downtown Tacoma commuters gather to celebrate the beginning of a new campaign.

The “Downtown: On the go! Reinvent your commute!” effort

is a collaboration between the City of Tacoma, Pierce Transit, Pierce County and the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber.

The goal of the campaign is to reduce traffic congestion by getting downtown workers, students and residents "onto buses and vanpools, out walking, and bike riding, and sharing rides with other commuters instead of driving alone," according to a release from the organizers.

The Wednesday event will feature, music, chalk art, a chance to learn about single-driver alternatives (vanpools, walking, cycling, and so on) and there’s also talk of 2-for-1 cupcake coupons. And a bicycle expert will be on hand to check your ride, if you’re of the unmotorized, two-wheel ilk.

There’s also talk of free prizes.

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