Local Leaders Step Up to Walk, Bike, Ride Challenge

 

From the public sector to the private workforce, Seattle leaders are taking-on Mayor McGinn’s Walk, Bike, Ride challenge.  In an effort to show how easy it can be to walk to the store, bike to work, or take a bus to the park, participants will eliminate trips they would normally take by car for five days in July.  And better yet, they’re blogging about their experiences over at the Walk, Bike, Ride homepage.   

Participants so far include: Carrie Bartasawicz, Hines; Kate Joncas, Downtown Seattle Association; Brett Phillips, Unico Properties; Rob Sexton, Wells Fargo; City Councilmembers Richard Conlin, Sally Bagshaw, Tim Burgess, Jean Godden, Nick Licata, Mike O’Brien, and Tom Rasmussen; County Councilmember Jan Drago; Deputy Mayor Darryl Smith; city directors Stella Chao, Neighborhoods, Peter Hahn, Transportation, Ray Hoffman, Public Utilities, Rick Hooper (Acting Director), Office of Housing, Julie Nelson, Office of Civil Rights, Diane Sugimura, Planning and Development, and Christopher Williams, (Acting Superintendent), Parks and Recreation.

We want you to get involved too!  Individuals are invited to cut two car trips a week.  At the end of July people who log saved car trips will be entered into a drawing for great prizes like a $1,500 electric bike from REI and eMoto, a one night stay at Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle, or dinner for two at the Georgian in the Fairmont Olympic Hotel.  Get involved here: http://www.seattle.gov/waytogo/WBR.htm