With another months of results on the books for the city’s Walk, Bike, Ride Challenge, Queen Anne has managed to maintain its second place ranking as one of the city’s leading ‘hoods to cut down on driving miles and transfer vehicle trips to walk, bike or public transit trips. But the competition is also heating up – third place neighborhood PhinneyWood is trailing Queen Anne by only 20 miles.
“That’s could easily be 1 participant’s contribution for just 1 or 2 trips,” says Walk, Bike, Ride representative David Allen.
Queen Anne, which has been behind only Ballard in terms of miles saved and trips transferred all summer, has made quite an impact on the competition results so far – neighborhood participants have saved some 6,804 miles so far by walking, bicycling or riding public transit, promoting health and wellness, reducing greenhouse gases, and saving money on gas and car repairs.
Those miles add up to Queen Anne-ers saving some 538 trips by choosing to walk, bike or ride instead of drive.
There’s just a few weeks left of the Walk, Bike, Ride Challenge, and all participants who switch at least two car trips per week to walking, biking, or riding public transit will be entered to win one of the following:
- Electric bike from e-Moto
- Apple iPad
- Pan Pacific Hotel stay
- Zipcar $250 gift card
- REI $100 gift card
- Nordstrom’s $100 gift card (supplied by Commute Seattle)
- $100 gift card good at seven farmers’ markets
Citywide over 1,200 people have participated in the program so far, saving more than 150,000 miles of driving and over 75 tons of climate pollution.
If you’d like to participate in the challenge and help Queen Anne win, there’s still time to join. Simply register at SDOT’s Walk, Bike, Ride site, and report all of your saved trips. SDOT will announce the winning neighborhoods in September.