Free ORCA card for those who pledge to reduce drive-alone trips

Saturday, August 9, 2014

North Seattle and Shoreline get ‘In Motion’

Metro Transit just launched its In Motion program in North Seattle and Shoreline to encourage people who live or work in the area to leave their cars behind and use healthier travel options such as transit, bicycling, walking and carpooling.

Participants living in neighborhoods north of North 85th Street who pledge to change some of their trips from driving alone to some other way of getting around will receive a free ORCA card good for two weeks of unlimited travel.

Rapid Ride in Shoreline
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

The program follows launch of the RapidRide E Line, which offers frequent service along the Aurora Avenue corridor from the Aurora Village Transit Center to downtown Seattle.

Since Metro’s first In Motion program in 2004, it has served 29 neighborhoods, has had over 17,000 participants, saved an estimated 140,605 gallons of gas and prevented more than 1,348 tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere.

If you live or work in North Seattle or Shoreline it’s easy to register online and record your weekly progress. You must be at least 16 years or older and have at least one car in the household. As you log your trips online you will become eligible for weekly prizes. If you don’t own a car contact us and learn how to become a car-free champion.

The program will run 12 weeks, but be sure to sign up by Oct. 10 to receive a free ORCA card good for two weeks of unlimited travel. More information is available online at the county website by calling 206-477-2005.


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