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TART offers a solution to rising gas prices

Wed, May  23, 2007 - By Missy Luyk - TART

Hello friends of TART,

Gas prices are expected to rise above $3.50 a gallon this summer. TART is offering a solution that will make it possible for you to keep your car in the garage! Leave your keys at home and get your bike tuned up, your tennis shoes laced up or buy a BATA pass in preparation for the 13th Annual Traverse City Smart Commute Week event to be held June 4-8, 2007!

The goal of Smart Commute Week is to get folks to consider alternative ways to get around town. Smart commuting includes bicycling, walking, carpooling or taking BATA. The purpose of Smart Commute Week is to promote alternative transportation and to educate area residents of the benefits of a smart commute. Smart commuting includes many benefits for your health, for the environment and for your wallet.

New! For your convenience, Smart Commute lots have been designated for those who live too far to bike or walk to their workplaces. A Smart Commute lot is a designated parking area for you to park your car and finish your commute by biking or walking the rest of the way.

For more information about all events happening during Smart Commute Week, please visit our website at

Events of Smart Commute Week:

Commuter Breakfasts - Daily from 7 a.m.-9 a.m.

Monday, June 4
- Pangea’s Pizza (135 E. Front St.)
- Cuppa Joe (W 11th Street in Building 50)

Tuesday, June 5 - Oryana Natural Foods (E 10th/Lake St.)

Wednesday, June 6 - BATA Transit Station (Hall Street)

Thursday, June 7
- Munson Medical Center (6th Street)
- MCHC (Munson Ave.)

Friday, June 8 - Mustard’s (State/Cass)

Awards & prizes - June 8 at 8:00 a.m.- Smart commute to breakfast at Mustard’s and join us for the raffle drawing and Commuter Cup awards.

Try Transit Day - June 6- Free BATA Cherriot rides all day!

Friday Bike Ride - June 8 at 3:00 pm- Starting at Horizon Books, an in-town social bike ride with a planned stop for refreshments or ice-cream.

Missy Luyk,
Trail Program Specialist
TART Trails, Inc.