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Meet Alaria

NameAlaria Sacco
Occupation: Historic Preservation Intern
Employer: The City of Tacoma
Gets around by: Walking

Where do you live and where do you work?
I live in the Albers Mill Lofts on Dock Street, next to the Museum of Glass. I work part-time as a Frontline Representative at the Museum of Glass, and I am also a part-time Historic Preservation Intern with the City of Tacoma.

How do you get there?
I walk everywhere!

How does it all add up? How much money and time do you save?
I save a lot of money/time since I don’t have to deal with finding a parking spot and paying for it every day. I also save on gas money.

What’s in it for you?
Walking to work helps me feel healthy and stay fit. I primarily work inside an office setting, so getting some fresh air and walking up a few hills (even in the rain!) is really refreshing. It also gives me a little solo time before and after work to listen to music or talk on the phone with friends and family back on the East Coast.

Do you have any tips for people who might be trying this mode for the first time?
A couple tips if you’re walking to work for the first time:
1. Test it out: walk the route once before officially starting to walk to work, that way you have an idea of how much time you’ll need to allow (and whether or not you need to wear sneakers and bring your high heels in a backpack like I do).
2. Try a change of scenery: Especially with city blocks, there are numerous ways to get to your destination! Try a couple of different ways to get to work every now and then. You’ll get to see more of your city and what’s going on around it!

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