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Destination Downtown is coming to downtown workplaces

People who work or live in downtown Vancouver will soon hear about a new program to help local businesses and employees thrive.

Destination Downtown is an effort by the City of Vancouver, with support from C-TRAN and Vancouver’s Downtown Association, to attract visitors and employees to local businesses, reduce drive-alone trips, make efficient use of on-street parking, and make downtown more vibrant and successful.

This spring, all downtown employers will be offered a menu of services from which to choose. They can arrange for a brown-bag workshop for employees, assistance with bike and car parking issues, help purchasing transit passes, and more.

Their employees will have a chance to register at MyDestinationDowntown.com, where they can then track their commute trips and earn rewards for trying out new commute options, such as transit, carpool, walking, and bicycling. They’ll also get access to free information and services, including customized trip-planning assistance, downtown maps for all commute options, trial permits and passes, and much more. Plus, when employees register online they’ll receive a welcome packet that includes a coupon book with offers at more than 40 downtown businesses and services, all within a lunchtime walk from most workplaces.

If you are an employer or employee in downtown Vancouver, stay tuned for Destination Downtown! Learn more about the program at MyDestinationDowntown.com or facebook.com/DestinationDowntownVancouver. For additional information, contact Jennifer Campos at the City of Vancouver at (360) 487-7728.