Why are motorcycles not included as an alternative mode?
A goal of the program is to encourage transportation methods that reduce traffic congestion. Even given the relative size of a motorcycle to a car, they are still a vehicle using our roadways. We believe that the best way to encourage people to use fewer vehicles overall is to encourage walking, biking, ridesharing, or riding the bus or train.


Another goal of the program is to reduce air pollution. According to the EPA, current motorcycle engines pollute at a rate 90 times higher per mile than passenger cars or even a large sport utility vehicle. More information on this issue may be found through the Environmental Protection Agency's website.

A motorcycle qualifies as a carpool only if more than one person is riding the same cycle.
Environmental Protection Agency-Motorcycles

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1. What is the Pierce Trips Calendar?
2. Where is the Help button for the Trip Calendar?
3. How do I edit trips?
4. What counts as an alternative commute option to driving alone?
5. What is the difference between trip purposes?
6. How do I customize "Your Stats"
7. How are achievements calculated?
8. How do I count my Compressed Work Week Schedule?
9. Are other types of foot-powered transportation eligible under the "walking" category?
10. Can I be entered to win prizes for all types of trips?
11. Are there any tax consequences for being a prize winner?
12. I'm not interested in prizes or material rewards. How do I opt-out of the prize drawings?
13. What if I drive a hybrid or electric vehicle?
14. Why are motorcycles not included as an alternative mode?
15. What if I use a scooter or power-assisted bicycle?
16. What is Pierce Trips?
17. Who sponsors Pierce Trips?