Beginning the week of March 23rd, In Motion Travel Advisors working with King County Metro Transit are visiting homes in the Green Lake neighborhood to provide residents with information and incentives to encourage more walking, biking, transit and carpooling. Look for the team in their blue jackets as they go door-to-door to talk with people about trying new ways to get around the neighborhood and beyond.
A member of the In Motion Team will talk to residents at their doorstep— visiting about 5,000 homes! Taking a personalized door-to-door approach, the trained team of Travel Advisors will wear a uniform and photo ID, and will never ask to enter a resident’s household.
If residents are not available to talk with us, they will instead receive a leaflet inviting them to contact the In Motion team. Participants will be given the option to choose from information and incentives including transit schedules, a neighborhood map, a pedometer and an ORCA card good for two weeks of unlimited travel.
The Green Lake In Motion program is a way to help strengthen the community by rewarding travel choices and providing benefits for changing travel and commute trips. The program also helps demonstrate the community’s commitment to transportation choices for everyone.
The project will be monitoring its effect on how residents travel. Similar projects elsewhere have had great success, and typically see reductions in car travel of 5-15% by residents taking part, helping to tackle local traffic problems, and reducing the environmental impacts of drive alone car trips. This and other Metro In Motion programs are covered by grant funding.
In Motion Travel Advisors will be in the Green Lake neighborhood doing outreach between March 23 and June 6. Help spread the word, and look for the In Motion team around the Green Lake neighborhood soon!