TILLAMOOK, Oregon — Want to visit the North Oregon coast, without having to worry about gas prices or parking? Want to leave your vehicle at home, and spend your trip with eyes on the scenery instead of on traffic? Don’t drive, or don’t have a car? No worries — the Oregon Coast is for everyone, and it’s now easier than ever to enjoy the North Coast car-free.
This summer, the North Coast Tourism Management Network debuted a collaborative project focused on sharing car-free transportation options with visitors to the North Coast – Tillamook and Clatsop counties. Following a successful pilot project in Cannon Beach, the program has expanded to include resources for Astoria, Seaside, Manzanita, and Pacific City, as well as a region-wide car-free guide.
The North Coast Car-Free toolkit includes six rack cards in print, PDF, and image formats, available in both English and Spanish language versions. It also incorporates web pages and social media content for each city and the region as a whole.
This visitor-focused campaign seeks to share transportation options with those traveling to and within the North Coast region. It will result in reduced congestion and parking challenges, promote sustainability in alignment with climate stewardship goals, and increase accessibility for those reliant on public transportation to travel.
This effort, led by the North Coast Tourism Management Network and guided by contracted firm Parametrix, was the result of collaboration between a number of North Coast partner organizations, including:
- Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce
- Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce
- City of Seaside
- Columbia Pacific Economic Development District
- Northwest Oregon Transportation Alliance
- NW Transportation Options
- Oregon Coast Visitors Association
- Oregon Department of Transportation
- Pacific City-Nestucca Valley Chamber of Commerce
- Seaside Chamber of Commerce
- Seaside Visitors Bureau
- Sunset Empire Transportation District
- Tillamook Coast Visitors Association
- Tillamook County Transportation District
We welcome you to share these resources widely with your communities and with North Coast travelers. If you have questions or would like to request printed rack cards, contact network manager Karen Olson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
North Coast Tourism Management Network
The North Coast Tourism Management Network seeks to enhance healthy, collaborative, sustainable relationships between coastal visitors, residents, businesses, and the environment. The Network communicates the value of tourism for our communities while striving to minimize negative impacts of visitation and help guests become excellent stewards of the North Oregon Coast.
The network was formed in 2019 following the North Coast Destination Management Studio program developed and offered by Travel Oregon. NCTMN is a formalized network funded by grants and contributions from partner organizations and housed within a nonprofit 501(c)(6) sponsor, the Oregon Coast Visitors Association.