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ABOUT DESTINATION DOWNTOWN

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The City of Vancouver has partnered with Vancouver’s Downtown Association, C-TRAN, and local businesses to bring the Destination Downtown program to downtown employees.

This program offers transportation information and services to downtown employees to help them walk, bicycle, carpool, and take transit to work more often. By helping employees drive less, Destination Downtown hopes to free up parking for downtown business patrons and cultivate a more vibrant, successful downtown.

With more employees commuting by foot, bicycle, transit, and shared rides, Vancouver residents and employees can save money on transportation and health care costs and help support a healthy economy in our city.

We would like to thank the following employers for participating in Destination Downtown:

9 Street Vintage
AHA! Marketing
Anytime Fitness
Arnada Naturals
Astara Yoga and Healing Arts
Bad Monkey Bikes, Board & Skate
Balanced Bodyworks - Massage & Yoga
Bank of America
Beauty by Tara Lee
Beigeblond Hair Salon
Berger Adam
Beyond Bliss
Big Brother Big Sisters
Biggs Insurance
Bleu Door Bakery
Boomerang
Boys and Girls Club of SW Washington
Brewed
Briz Loan & Guitar
Burgerville
Burnt Bridge Cellars
Canine Utopia
Cascade Federal Credit Union
Cellar 55
Charlie's Bistro
Chase Bank
Chicago Title
Children's Home Society of WA
City of Vancouver
City Sandwich
Clark County
Clark County Democrats
Clark County Historical Museum
Clark County Sheriff's Office
Clark Public Utilities
Cobalt Design Works
Columbia Credit Union
Columbia Dance Center
Columbia River Crossing
The Columbian
Comfort Inn & Suites
Comfort Interiors
Community Housing Resource Center
Compass Coffee Roasting
Crave Grill
CTS Language Link
Dale Q Rice Investments
Dancing Hands Massage Therapy
Dark Star Tattoo
Delux Tatoo Parlor
Dignity Memorial
Dirty Hands Brewing
DiscoverOrg
Discovery Shop
Divine Bites
Dolce Gelato Espresso Cafe
Doppleganger
Dragonfly Cafe
Dream Big Community Center
dsp Architecture
Earth, Glaze & Fire Ceramics
Edward Jones
Elite Fundraising
Elite Muscular Therapy
Elysian Bees
Esoteric BBQ
Everybody’s Music
Family Care Services
Family Solutions
Federal Highway Administration
Ferguson & Schoenfeld
First Independent Bank
First Pacific Financial

Frontdoor Back
Gaia Java
Gallery 360
Gilbert Brothers Real Estate
Gouger Cellars Winery
The Grant House
Gray’s at the Park
Great Northern Asset Management
Greater Vancouver Chamber
The Grocery Social and Cocktail
Group Mackenize
Halo Design Salon
Happy Tiers Bake Shop
Harmony Florist
Harper Hour Peterson Righellis
HDJ Design Group
Heavy Metal Speed Shop
Heritage Gallery Fine Art
Hilton Vancouver
Hire Source Staffing
Hoesly Eco Automotive & Tire
Holland Residential
Homes For Community Living
Hoosegow
Horenstein Law Group
Huff Insurance
Ice Cream Renaissance
IGI Resources
Indaba Systems
Institute for Family Development
Integrative Body, Inc.
IQ Credit Union
iSupport Software
J. Michael Salon
Java House
Jerusalem Cafe
KeyBank
Kiggins Theatre
Killian Pacific
La Bottega
Law Office of Maggie S. Evansen
Lewis Group CPAS, P.C.
lil' Dudes and Divas
Linda Lee's Lingerie Boutique
Lolas
Low Bar
Lux
Luepke Florist
Main Event Sports Grill
Main Street Day Spa
Main Street Trader
Marshall Center
Maul Foster and Alongi
Mighty Bowl
Miller Nash
Mint Tea
Mod Haus
Moe's Barber Shop
Mon Ami Cafe
Most Everything
Natural Body Works Massage
New Heights Physical Therapy
Niche Wine & Art
Nies Insurance
Nike
Northwest Justice Project
Northwest Personal Training
Northwest Staffing Resources
Not Too Shabby
NW Family Psychology

NW iPhone Repair Services
Olalani Skin Health
Old Ivy Taproom
Olsen Engineering
One World Merchants
Otak
Pacific Continental Bank
Panther Systems
Parsons Brinkerhoff
PBS Engineering + Environmental
Pilates Plus
PLS Engineering
Polygon Northwest
Prestige Development
Pro Vitae Vibration Studio
Pure Imagination
Realvest Asset Management
Red Lion Hotel - Vancouver
Riverview Community Bank
Robertson Engineering
Rosemary Cafe
Sabor Mexicano
Salmon Creek Brewery & Pub
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
Security Professionals
Shanahan's Pub & Grill
Shanti Yoga Center
Shipyard Millie’s Vintage
Sigma Design
Simple Solitude
Simply Sweets
Siren Salon
Source Climbing Center
The Spa at Esther Short Park
Stoel Rives LLP
Supa Group @ Clark College
Sweet Spot Sports
Sweetie Pies
Swoon
Synergy Home Care
Thorp Consulting
Tiger Lily Restaurant and Bar
Tiger's Garden
Tommy O's Pacific Rim Bistro
Torque Coffee
Treat
Umpqua Bank
Uptown Karate
Urban Eccentric
Vancouver Brew Fest
Vancouver Community Library
Vancouver Farmers Market
Vancouver Pizza Company
Vancouver School of Beauty
Vancouver Watersheds Alliance
Vancouver Yoga Center
Vancouver's Downtown Association
Vata Salon
Vinnie's Pizza
Visit Vancouver USA
Wall to Wall Stone Corp.
Wallis Engineering
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
Wells Fargo Bank
West Coast Bank
Willem’s on Main
Willows
Wise Healing
WSP Crime Lab
Yogurt Time
Young Art
Zipcar
Zoom Net Postal +
Zumba Fitness with Dani

Background

Destination Downtown is a trip reduction program currently being coordinated by the City of Vancouver in partnership with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and C-TRAN. The program aims to reduce drive-alone trips to and traffic congestion in downtown Vancouver through customized programs for employees, business owners, and property owners.

The development of Destination Downtown occurred as part of the updated Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) Efficiency Act that was adopted by the Washington State Legislature in 2006. This legislation was an update to the already existing statewide CTR program that was originally adopted in 1993. The intent of the CTR program is to improve the efficiency of the state’s transportation system by reducing traffic congestion, reducing air pollution, and cutting the consumption of gasoline.

The Act requires local jurisdictions to develop local and regional CTR plans, and provides them the opportunity to create Growth and Transportation Efficiency Centers (GTEC). GTEC’s are intended to be developed in a jurisdiction’s most dense employment or residential areas. The City of Vancouver completed a GTEC Plan for downtown Vancouver, which is a collection of adopted goals and policies, facility and service improvements, and marketing strategies to increase progress towards the reduction of drive alone trips and vehicle miles traveled. Goals and strategies in this plan are also consistent with the City’s Vancouver City Center Vision (VCCV) Plan adopted in 2007.

Building upon the success of the existing Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) program, the GTEC partners strive to meet the goals of the plan by working in partnership and coordination with other agencies, employers, organizations, and citizens. As part of this process a Blue Ribbon Committee has been established to look at developing a Transportation Management Association (TMA) in downtown Vancouver. This committee has been meeting since November of 2008 and continues to move forward with the development of a TMA in downtown Vancouver.

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