Fall Wheel Options offers extra incentives for traveling sustainably to work

Western Today staff

Western Washington University Smart Trips participants have logged 364 walking trips, 945 cycling trips, 1,500 bus trips and 474 shared rides since the beginning of October.

With Fall Wheel Options under way (it began on Oct. 16 and runs through Oct. 29), those who use sustainable transportation to get to work may win a few extra prizes. To participate, ride the bus, bike, walk or carpool to work twice by Oct. 29. Then, log the non-drive-alone trips you made between Oct. 16 and 29 at www.WhatcomSmartTrips.org by Nov. 4. All employees who participate and log at least two non-drive-alone trips to work will receive an Amtrak Companion Fare coupon as well as automatic entry into random prize drawings. Paper entry forms are available upon request from Sustainable Transportation.

Are you interested in finding an alternative to driving alone to work? Andrea Osborn, in the WWU Sustainable Transportation Office, can answer questions about bus schedules, bus passes, finding carpool partners or mapping out a walking or biking route. She can be reached at ext. 7960 or transportation@wwu.edu.

Do you need Sustainable Transportation information for your department or office? Sustainable Transportation informational posters were distributed this summer to replace the transportation binders. If you would like a Sustainable Transportation poster (with contact information, commuter safety net information and commuting choices), please contact The Sustainable Transportation Office at transportation@wwu.edu. A poster will be provided to you for display in your office or department.