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Stadium in Motion
A new project is taking on the challenge of encouraging Tacoma residents to get out of their cars and use other means of transportation. The "In Motion" program will promote active transportation and provide information and resources on transit routes, bike and pedestrian routes, and bike safety.
In Motion is a program created to help people get to work or school, run errands or travel to their favorite places by foot, bike or bus.These travel options generally save money and are healthier than getting into a car for every need. It is often surprising how much less time it takes to get to neighborhood shops, restaurants and parks by bike, by walking or by bus than people think. The In Motion program works to inspire people to try out these other modes. If you live in Stadium and are interested in participating in Stadium In Motion, take our survey here.
By getting people out of their cars and walking and biking around their neighborhoods, the program aims to improve community engagement, support local businesses, and improve health of residents. "In Motion" is a program of the City of Tacoma, funded by a federal Congestion, Mitigation and Air Quality grant.
Tacoma's In Motion program began this summer with a focus on the Stadium District, one of the more walkable neighborhoods in Tacoma. Stadium in Motion has been promoting resources, and partnering with local groups to spread its message. They've negotiated deals with local businesses - like 10% off your bill at the Harmon Hub or Tap Room when you walk, bike, or bus to the bar.
Stadium in Motion will be partnering with the Tacoma Runners on their upcoming run from Shake Shake Shake on Thursday, August 21, and organizing a bike ride from the Stadium District to the Proctor Farmers' Market on Saturday, August 23. Keep up with Stadium in Motion on Facebook or follow them on Twitter at @StadiumInMotion.
Who's ready to leave the car at home and get a little exercise? And which neighborhood should be next for an In Motion campaign?
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