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Posted on: April 19, 2022

April '22 Pierce Trips News

Pierce Trips News

 

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The Telework: Today and Tomorrow Results Are In

During the month of March, Pierce Trips users were encouraged to work from home. Check out the results here Almost 370 Pierce Trips users, representing 110 individual worksites, took 9,105 drive-alone trips off the road, eliminating 148,503 miles driven. That's almost six trips around this planet!



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Bike Month is Almost Here!

Bike Month starts May 1; this is the perfect time to prep for your new adventure. With the weather warming up, why not take a break from high gas prices and arrive by bike? This year’s theme, Bike Everywhere, encourages people to try short trips, work trips and non-work trips by bike. 
  
How to get involved with Bike Month: 

  • Join the Bike Everywhere Challenge May 1-31 as an individual or a team.
    • Sign up on the Pierce Trips website and log at least ten bike trips in May to be entered to win prizes.
  • Check out our bike resources, and find bike rides and events near you on the Pierce Trips Events Calendar.
  • Consider riding your bike to a gathering, a museum, a park, or a game. Try combining biking with transit 

 

 

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Don’t Let Gas Prices Get You Down – Try a Vanpool First Month Free

Did you know you can start a vanpool with just three people who live and work near each other and have similar schedules? Vanpool fares cover fuel, insurance, maintenance, and tolls. Vanpoolers also get to use the HOV lanes. Most importantly, if you a vanpool, the first month is free!

Don’t forget -- Pierce Transit’s new flat-rate fare model and part-time rider service begins May 1.

 

 

Hilltop Tree Walk

Downtown On the Go Walk on Wednesday, May 4

Learn about the trees in Hilltop on the next in-person tour of the 2022 Walk Tacoma series. The 1.5-mile walk, led by the Tacoma Tree Foundation will begin at People’s Park in Tacoma on Wednesday, May 4 at noon. After the in-person walk, the tour will be available on the free GeoTourist app.

Learn more and register here.

 

 

ORCA Next Gen

ORCA Next Gen Open Houses on Wednesday, May 4

The next generation of ORCA is just around the corner. Transit riders are encouraged to join a 45-minute ORCA Virtual Open House and learn about the new and improved ORCA system on Wednesday, May 4 at noon or 7:00 pm. You can RSVP for the open houses on their website or on Facebook.


 

 

Academy Street Bike Lanes

Sidewalk / Bike Lane Projects Across Pierce Country

In the City of Lakewood, sidewalk construction on Phillips Rd SW & Onyx Dr SW will begin in May.

The City of Sumner is currently in the outreach phase of its Academy Street Bicycle Lanes project, which will develop a bicycle corridor extending east from the Sumner Sound Transit Station to Wood Avenue.


 

 

ORCA Passes for City Events

Helping You Take Transit to Local Events

Pierce Trips is partnering with the City of University Place and the City of Lakewood to provide community members with transit passes to their events. If you lack transportation or want to try transit, check out their event list below to request your transit pass:




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