Find out from community members how easy it is get around without a car.
Save money, improve your health, and have more time to relax! That will be the message of a special workshop on Thursday, May 19, 7 pm at the Madison Avenue Meeting Room (corner of 5th and Madison, across from City Hall).
A panel featuring Corvallis community members will discuss the rewards, challenges, and ins-and-outs of active transportation in Corvallis and beyond. Panelists are all experienced in traveling car-free, and each will have a special focus such as getting around by bus, bike, or foot. Workshop panelists will also display tools such as rain gear, cold weather gear, and bike equipment that make active transportation a lot easier.
The workshop will emphasize the many benefits to traveling car-free:
- Cost savings – Getting there another way costs far less than traveling by car. Compare your costs at www.rideshareonline.com/commuters/calculator.html. Riding a bike costs pennies per day, and Corvallis buses are fareless.
- Health – Active transportation is part of a healthy lifestyle and helps you arrive at your destination more alert and invigorated.
- Time – Commute time on the bus or a shared ride becomes free time to read, rest, or catch up, if you’re not driving.
There will be plenty of time for audience questions, and participants will have an opportunity to plan when and how they would like to travel without getting in a car.
This workshop is sponsored by the Transportation Action Team of the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition and is part of Get There! – a series of events and activities May 2-22 to inform the community of transportation options. “Get There!” is a program of the City of Corvallis and Cascades West RideShare. By tracking their car-free trips, community members will be eligible to win prizes.