We have now concluded our second Creative Commute Campaign. We received 95 submissions from folks all over the city who enjoy their bus, train, bike, walk and vanpool commutes each day. Some highlights include stories of hover-boarding solo wheel commutes.
Winners will be announced at Transportation Choices Coalition’s Transit Rider Celebration on Thursday, June 29th, 2017 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at Optimism Brewery
Let us know you’re coming and invite friends here The first 25 people in the door will receive a limited edition Ride Transit T-shirt and other swag goodies. We’ll also be announcing several prizes throughout the night, so come find out if you’re a winner!
Here are a few highlights
“Being able to choose my route, not worrying about traffic, and just being able to relax and enjoy the ride. Decompress instead of stress.” Jeffrey W
“I commute with my little three-year-old! We ride in together and I drop her off at preschool and walk to work. We meet so many friends on the bus and love to see our regular drivers – they’ve watched her grow up!” Megan L
“Growing up in a small town it was a huge change to move from the country to the city and we got frustrated with wasting time being stuck in traffic. We had bikes that we rode occasionally, but once we discovered the beautiful coastal Myrtle Edwards trail connecting Magnolia and Downtown we became daily bike commuters. It’s the quickest way for us (my wife Alieta and I) to commute, keeps us in charge of our own schedules (no missing the bus), and allows us to get some exercise and enjoy some time outside. We’ve had some fun memories too, some of my favorites are: sunrises/sunsets and the sounds of the waves, seeing raccoons, watching wish lanterns gliding out over the bay after a wedding, riding alongside a convertible with a HUGE teddy bear in the back seat, and a man singing opera from the rocks in the park. Instead of dreading the commute we look forward to it! Our office floor has bike storage on the same floor as our desks so it’s easy to roll the bike from/to the freight elevator, each of the 3 floors has showers, and we also have fresh fruit at the snack bar for a post ride snack. Cycling has helped me adapt to life in the city and meet coworkers from various departments. I wasn’t a bicycle commuter when I moved here but I sure am now.” Chad G
“To me, a commute is more than a distance traveled to work. A commute can take me to many different places. My bike (and my commute) provide me access to this wonderful world! Here are a few ways that biking enhances my daily life!” Sarah U