Final Results of WBR Challenge Contest

The final results are in.

The winner of the July/August Walk Bike Ride Challenge contest is…
Everyone!

Seriously– everyone and every Seattle neighborhood wins when people get out, use active transportation for more of their trips and develop healthier travel habits. 

Here’s what the WBR Challenge community accomplished over this nine-week round:

  • 1,296 people participated
  • 299,000 miles of driving converted to walking, biking and transit
  • 290,000 pounds of climate-changing pollution prevented from entering our atmosphere

The impact of the program will continue as participants keep up their new, healthy habits and use their new skills.

Here’s how the neighborhoods stacked up.  Ballard wins the competition, both in miles and in number of trips converted to walking, biking and using transit.  Congratulations, Ballardites!

See the charts below for further rankings for miles converted and for number of car trips saved.

Thanks to everyone who participated and helped others get motivated.  Thanks to our partners e-Moto electric bikes, Pan Pacific Hotel, Zipcar and Commute Seattle for providing prizes.

KEEP IT UP!
The July/August round of the Walk Bike Ride Challenge is our biggest round with the best weather, biggest set of prizes and extra hoopla, but you can take the Challenge any time of year.  SDOT operates six rounds of the two-month program each year. In every round you can win great prizes, receive support and be part of a community making a difference.   Sign up for the Sept./Oct. round here.  

A few notes:

  • There is no prize for the winning neighborhood, this was just a friendly contest to encourage each other to walk, bike and ride.
  • Some neighborhoods may have higher results simply because they have more residents.
  • If your neighborhood is not listed here, it may be further down the list.
  • Community members of South Park, Georgetown, West Seattle, Squire Park and White Center could participate in King County Metro’s “In Motion” program this summer.