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Neighborhoods from a New Perspective

Participants in the July-August Walk Bike Ride Challenge have been switching car trips with walking, biking, and transit.  It is not too late to enter the July/August Walk Bike Ride Challenge and join your neighbors.  Click here to sign up today and enter to win some great prizes!   We wanted to share with you how residents in each neighborhood have chosen to get around:

While we’re at it, let’s take a look at how the City of Seattle participants are converting trips collectively:

Biking takes the lead with 36% of all Seattle participants’ trips with transit (26%) and walking (18%) coming in second and third most popular methods.

In the famous words of Ferris Bueller: “Life moves pretty fast – if you don’t stop and look around once and a while, you could miss it.” It feels that these words are true today as our lives move at a rapid pace: between work, school, family, and balancing a social life, we seem to be running around with our hair on fire. I’m getting winded just thinking about it!  Taking time to relax and stop to smell the flowers is a nostalgic anecdote in our busy lives, and the Walk Bike Ride Challenge provides the incentive to do just that while traveling from place to place. Many of Seattle’s neighborhoods are compact, walkable and perfect for getting around quickly and easily by foot or by bicycle. Just think about the details you miss when whizzing past in a car – that café, shop with a sidewalk sale, a new restaurant, or one of our beautiful local parks. And you don’t have to worry about gas or parking so its stress free and saves money! Warning—curiosity might get the best of you when you’re on foot or on the seat of your bike. Explore new routes and the unseen corners of your neighborhood. You never know what you will find.