Speakout

August 08, 2007

THE ISSUE:

Aiming to get people to use alternative modes of transportation, Annapolis will begin an incentive program this fall to boost the use of electric scooters and bikes.

As part of the Annapolis Pass program, people who buy scooters and bikes will get discounts at local businesses. The city is recruiting shops and by the end of the month will have a number of restaurants and stores in the program, city officials said. Participants will get half off on bus rides.

The city offers a free fare zone for bus riders between Compromise Street and West Gate Circle. About 1.2 million customers a year use the city bus system, and the city expects increased demand.

YOUR VIEW:

What else can the city do to encourage people to leave their cars at home, or at least not drive downtown? What would persuade you?

Tell us what you think at arundel.speakout@baltsun.com by tomorrow. Please keep your responses short, and include your name, address and phone number. A selection will be printed Sunday.

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