On Friday, July 15, 2011, Downtown On the Go honored four downtown businesses for their exemplary transportation work. The honorees were acknowledged and presented their awards at the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber’s City Center Luncheon at the Pacific Grill Events Center.
Award winners include:
- Transportation Advocacy Award: Propel Insurance
For continuing to advocate for transportation choices at the local and state level.
- Leader in New Program Award: BLRB Architects
For being an early adopter of the Live Downtown Program, promoting living close to work as a benefit to their employees and helping to restore the vitality of downtown Tacoma.
- Biking Strong – Bike Month 2011: USGS, Downtown Tacoma Office
For logging more than 800 miles during Bike Month 2011 and continuing to promote cycling as a commute solution.
- Biking Strong – Bike Month 2011: City of Tacoma, Urban Waters Building
For leading Bike Month 2011 with more than 1,800 miles logged, in spite of the extra challenge presented by the closure of the Murray Morgan Bridge.
Downtown On the Go presents the Transportation Innovators Awards annually to acknowledge and celebrate work being done that helps meet the Downtown On the Go goal of reducing the number of single-occupancy vehicles by 11 percent by 2011.