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Walk Bike Ride Challenge encourages fewer car trips with prizes and a neighborhood competition

What do you think? Comments Off July 21, 2011 at 1:16PM

Seattle’s Department of Transportation (SDOT) is holding a Walk Bike Ride (WBR) Challenge this summer.

The WBR Challenge is an effort to encourage people to walk, bike or ride public transit more often to get active and connect with the community.

After signing up for the WBR Challenge, participants receive weekly emails with tips on walking, biking and riding. They can also track their individual progress and the program’s collective impact online.

Participants who switch at least two car trips per week to walking, biking or transit will earn chances to win the following prizes:

  • Electric bike from e-Moto
  • Apple iPad
  • Night stay at Pan Pacific Hotel in South Lake Union
  • $250 Zipcar gift card
  • $100 Nordstrom gift card
  • $100 REI gift card
  • $100 farmers market gift card (accepted at seven farmers markets, including the U District, Phinney and Lake City Farmers Markets)

The more trips you report, the higher the chance you have of winning.

“Summer is a great time to try walking, biking or riding transit to work, to get to know your neighborhood and to start lifetime habits that keep you healthy,” Seattle City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen said in a press release.

The WBR Challenge is promoting a friendly competition between Seattle neighborhoods to determine which neighborhood can switch the most trips and miles to walking, biking and riding. SDOT promises to give us updates throughout the summer so that we can track where Green Lake stands among Seattle’s other neighborhoods.

Click here to sign up for the Walk Bike Ride Challenge.

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