Portland’s second annual Low-Car Diet begins July 9 and will continue through August 6. During this time 30 Portland residents have agreed to ‘trim the automobile waistband’ and hand over the keys to their own car for the entire month. For many participants, the Low-Car Diet Challenge is a fun way to test out whether permanently reducing personal car use is a viable option for them in the Portland area.
To make the Challenge fun and a bit easier, the participants will be given a monthly transit pass, a Flexcar membership and a $200 driving credit, a $50 gift certificate to Bike Gallery, free grocery delivery service from New Season’s Market, a Chinook Book, and for those that go the whole month, a round trip ticket on Amtrack Cascades anywhere between Eugene to Seattle .
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