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Pierce Trips News

Posted on: October 28, 2022

October '22 Pierce Trips News

Pierce Trips News


Rideshare Month

Rideshare Month Ends October 31

Have you been carpooling, vanpooling, taking the bus or train this month? Head over to PierceTrips.com and log your rideshare trips on the Pierce Trips Calendar to enter our $10, $20 and $50 prize drawings!

Looking for additional ways to win? Share your rideshare selfie or a photo of what you enjoy from your rideshare trips on Facebook or Twitter with the tags #PardnerUp and tag @PierceTrips to enter a $5 gift card drawing.

Log your rideshare trips by Monday, November 7 for your chance to win! Winners will be announced mid-November.

Lakewood survey

How Do You Get Around Lakewood?

The City of Lakewood is updating their non-motorized transportation plan to reflect the improvements made over the last 10 years and to provide direction on how to expand its walking and rolling network. Please let the city know how you use Lakewood’s sidewalks, bike paths and other non-motorized routes by taking this short survey. 

Ped Safety

Be Seen Be Safe

With the weather finally transitioning to fall, we all need to take extra caution when we are traveling. Here are some tips for all road users to keep in mind:

  • Walkers: Make sure drivers and bicyclists are stopping for you before crossing the street, and wear or carry visibility items.
  • Bicyclists: Be cautious of road conditions, yield to pedestrians, follow traffic signals, and wear or carry visibility items.
  • Drivers: Turn on your headlights, always be scanning the road, and look for pedestrians and bicyclists before you take a turn.
Check out the full Pierce Trips Fall Travel Safety article.

Light Up Your Ride 2022

Light Up Your Ride on Thursday, November 3

November 6 marks the end of daylight-saving time, which means shorter days and darker commutes by bike. But that doesn’t have to mean less bike riding! Join the Light Up Your Ride event on Thursday, November 3 from 4 – 6 p.m. at STINK, located at 628 St. Helens Ave to get your free bike light and find other bike commute resources.

Learn more here.

South Tacoma bike and walk tour

South Tacoma Bike and Walk Tours on Saturday, November 12

Join Downtown On the Go and Sound Transit for easy, accessible, family-friendly bike and walk tours in South Tacoma to learn about transit, walking, biking, and rolling facilities and infrastructure improvements planned to improve access to the South Tacoma Station. Snacks from local businesses will be provided before both tours.

Pre-registration is encouraged for both tours.

Sounder Event Service


So Many Games, So Much Transit

There are plenty of sporting events happening this fall. Whatever the sport, consider arriving in sustainable style by taking transit, carpooling, walking or biking.

  • Seahawks games in Seattle are best attended by transit or train. Take a look at Sound Transit’s special events calendar.
  • Kraken games in Seattle are best attended by transit. Kraken provides free transit passes with each ticket via the Kraken + Climate Pledge Arena app. Learn more here. 
  • Thunderbirds games in Kent are best attended by carpool, bike, walking or transit.

Commuter profile

Our Next Commuter Profile: Teleworking Leslie B. 

Commuting into the office twice a week has freed up a lot of Leslie's time. On the days Leslie works from home, she saves up to two hours each day. That's up to six hours a week! Find out how Leslie spends her time.

Read more here.


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