Catch Up with “Downtown On the Go”

The transportation advocate for downtown Tacoma
The transportation advocate for downtown Tacoma

When it comes to activating space in Tacoma, we have to give it up for the hard working folks at Downtown On the Go!    There are many ways to engage with this highly active program, here are just a few highlights of upcoming events:

“Live Downtown” Interest Session
4-6 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Tacoma Cabana, 728 Pacific Ave.

Downtown employers can participate in this remarkable new program at no charge, which in turn provides their employees with financial incentives for living downtown, such as discounts on bank home loans, apartment rentals, transit passes, and benefits from numerous participating businesses.  Join this open house event for more information and to hear testimonials about the Live Downtown program. Mayor Strickland is expected to be in attendance, and this is a chance to enjoy the lively atmosphere and delicious food/cocktails of the new Tacoma Cabana.  Plus, attendees will be entered to win a $100 Home Depot Gift Certificate or a $50 TWO KOI Gift Certificate!

On the Go at Tacoma City Grocer IGA
11:30a.m.-1:30p.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Tacoma City Grocer IGA, 1250 Pacific Ave

This Wednesday, take a lunch break and visit the Tacoma City Grocer IGA.  Downtown On the Go will be there bagging groceries, offering program information, and handing out reusable grocery bags, along with IGA gift certificates, farmer’s market tokens, and free Zipcar driving credit!

“Take the Pledge” at the Broadway Farmer’s Market
10a.m.-3p.m. Thursday, July 11, 2013 (and each following 2nd Thursday)
Broadway Farmer’s Market, S. 9th Street & Broadway

“Visit the Downtown On the Go booth at the Farmer’s Market second Thursdays throughout the summer and “Take the Pledge” to make a healthy change to your commute.  By filling out a pledge card with a specific commute change goal (Ex. bike to work 5 days this month, ride the bus 2 times per week, walk to work once a week….), visitors will receive a free umbrella, helmet, bag, or mug of their choice, and get the needed support to achieve their goal from the DOTG team.”