|MLUI staff celebrate a hard-won victory in the TC Smart Commuter Cup contest—and the fine new bicycle that came with it.|
The 16th annual Traverse City Smart Commute Week is now over, and what a week it was!
Many who joined in on the fun left with a full belly from all those free breakfasts, a healthier bod from all that biking and walking, and a new outlook on the possibility of a car-light future. Here’s the recap:
The greatest success of Smart Commute Week, though, was found with individuals who had never tried riding the bus, or biking to work and who realized, “Hey, this could work for me.”
MLUI’s own Jane Kowieski biked to work Monday, carpooled Tuesday, tried transit for the first time on Wednesday, and biked again for the rest of the week. Now, she’s planning on continuing her commute mix.
And now, with Smart Commute Week over, let’s try for smart commute year!
Hannah Clark is spending her summer helping MLUI promote public transportation solutions within the six-county Grand Vision region. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.