May In Motion campaign encourages
alternative commuting methods this month
ITD employees in the Treasure Valley can improve their fitness, save money, ease congestion, reduce air pollution, earn special recognition for the department – even get to know each other a little better – this month.
May in Motion, a celebration of alternative transportation, is a promotion by the Ada County Highway District’s Commuteride program and a host of local sponsors. It is designed to encourage participation in alternative transportation, such as carpools, vanpools, bicycles and walking.
“Participating In May In Motion helps reduce the number of cars on the road and protects the lifestyle that makes the Treasure Valley a great place to live, work and run a business,” according to event promoters.
ITD participates in the corporate competition, but individual participation is strictly voluntary, according to department coordinator Judy Davis.
Anyone who would like to help ITD’s chances for a corporate award can contact Davis for a “participation-tracking calendar.” It enables employees to log the number of days in May they use commuting options other than a single-occupant vehicle. Log sheets will be collected at the end of the month; awards are based on ITD’s participation level.
An alternative transportation day is planned May 15 in downtown Boise, from 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Eighth Street between Bannock and Idaho streets. At the celebration, individuals can:
Learn about commuting alternatives
Indulge in free refreshments
Be part of a radio remote broadcast
Talk to local vendors, ad
Celebrate National Bike to Work Day
ITD employees who do not live or work in the Treasure Valley can demonstrate their commitment to alternative transportation. May is National Bike Month. Bike to Work Week is May 11-15, and Bike to Work Day is May 15. Go to The League of American Bicyclists Web site for more information.