High-use roads picked for project

  • Tue Mar 16th, 2010 7:44pm

Enterprise staff

Two highly congested roads in South County are among the three stretches targeted by Community Transit’s Curb the Congestion program. The program urges residents to use alternatives to get to where they are going.

The three corridors are: 164th Street (between Lynnwood and Mill Creek); 128th Street (between Everett and Mill Creek); and 20th Street Southeast (between Lake Stevens and Everett). The county identified these specific corridors because they offer bike lanes, sidewalks and transit facilities.

Curb the Congestion is a partnership between Community Transit and Snohomish County providing information and incentives to reduce drive-alone trips. A dedicated Curb the Congestion specialist provides one-on-one help with planning trips.

In addition, an online calendar helps people log their trips and tracks eligibility for prize drawings. The calendar can track the impact of an individual’s new travel alternative, such as air pollution prevented and money saved. The Web site also has resources for bus information, maps, carpool matching, a “Bike Buddy” program and other tools.

Participants who sign up and log their alternative trips at least 12 days a month are eligible to win a $250 monthly incentive prize or a $1,000 quarterly incentive prize.

Information and registration is available at www.communitytransit.org/CurbIt, or e-mail CurbIt@commtrans.org. Residents without Internet access can call 425-438-6136.