CORVALLIS, Ore. – A new program in South Corvallis is encouraging residents to use alternative modes of transportation.
The program is called Drive Less; Save More, and it promotes drivers to bike, walk, carpool, or take the bus.
The Oregon Department of Transportation is piloting the program with help from the City of Corvallis and Cascades West Rideshare. The city is hosting several free events throughout the month in both English and Spanish.
“We’re trying to encourage people to not drive alone,” said Greg Wilson, Transportation Program Specialist with the City of Corvallis. “To save energy, and to not pollute the environment by using a different transportation option. It’s in everyone’s best interest to save energy.”
The program is targeting South Corvallis because the Willamette River geographically isolates it from the rest of the city.
Wilson says the program is informing residents about walking and biking paths in the area, as well as transit and ride share opportunities.
On Tuesday from 7:30 – 8:00 p.m., the program is hosting a free bike repair class in English and Spanish at the Tunison Community Center. Child care and snacks will be provided.
Residents can also get free bags with gear for biking and walking, including maps, water bottles, umbrellas, and bike lights. The city will also host a free ice cream walk later this month.
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