Mayor Nickels is back in the act of encouraging people to consider alternatives to car ownership in the city. The City will provide the following incentives to encourage carless commutes:
To find out more about how to participate, go to www.seattlecan.org. Seattle residents who commit to reduce car trips at the Web site are eligible for the following:
• Commit to eliminating a few car trips, and qualify for a drawing for a $50 gift certificate for bus passes or REI.
• Commit to reducing commute trips for several months, and receive a $150 cash card.
• Sell or donate a car, and receive $200 in gift certificates for bus passes or REI; a $100 discount to Tiny’s Organic; $50 off a Zipcar membership; free membership in the Cascade Bicycle Club and Bicycle Alliance of Washington; and a signed proclamation from the mayor.
• For those who already bike, walk or take transit, the city will hold a quarterly drawing for an iPhone.
There used to be flexcar incentives, but when zipcar bought flexcar, they decided to not participate in the program. That’s kind of a shame, zipcar is a great way to ween people off car ownership, but I guess that option is still available.