Wednesday, October 29, 2014

‘Drive Less Challenge’ promotes transportation options

From Drive Less Connect comes encouraging news: during the 14-day Oregon Drive Less Challenge, Oregon travelers logged 1,082,491 miles of walking, bicycling, travel by public transit and other modes of travel.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Proud to be shaping ‘Future of Transportation’

“American cities have started a gigantic pivot away from complete car-reliance toward multi-modal transportation systems that balance the needs of drivers alongside those of bus and train riders, pedestrians, cyclists, and taxi users.” That’s the “clearest lesson to emerge” from an 85-story series, “Future of Transportation,” that concluded Oct. 10 on This walker, bike-commuter and rider of public transit is proud to be part of that shift.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Won a T-shirt in Oregon Drive Less Challenge

Cynthia M. Parkhill with her bicycle on a pedestrian walkway over a road.

My husband Jonathan Donihue and I took our bikes with us on Rogue Valley Transportation District's Route 10 to the Front Street Station in Medford, where I picked up an Oregon Drive Less Challenge 2014‬ T-shirt. I earned the shirt by being one of the first 100 people to log trips for the challenge. Here I am on the pedestrian walkway over E. Barnett Road in Medford, during a return bike trip that took us as far as Talent, where we boarded the bus for the rest of the way home.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Take the Oregon Drive Less Challenge

Rogue Valley Transportation District bus
Image source: Rogue Valley Transportation District on Facebook
With free bus fares all day today via Rogue Valley Transportation District, it's a great day to sign up and log trips toward the Oregon Drive Less Challenge. Or hop on your bicycle or consider walking if you're taking a shorter trip.