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Neighborhoods were up to the Walk/Bike/Ride Challenge…

For the second time, Ballard tops them all

Well it’s that time. Whether we want to admit it or not – summer is ending. The days are shorter, the evenings cooler, and the back-to-school routine has started.  Before the summer days fade away, let’s wrap up the July / August Walk Bike Ride Challenge.

For those of you who followed our Seattle neighborhood challenge, for the second year in a row, Ballard ran away with the lead with over 20,000 miles saved by switching car trips to walking, biking or riding transit. West Seattle and Capitol Hill took second and third place, respectively. Ballard wins another year of bragging rights as the top neighborhood in trips switched.

This round of the Challenge received a total of 601 participants, from the City of Seattle and surrounding areas, who switched 7,743 trips made in Seattle, saved a total of 125,318 miles and saved 121,558 pounds of CO2. Way to go!

Thanks to everyone who participated and helped others get motivated. Thanks to our partners Electric Bikes Northwest, Pan Pacific Hotel, Zipcar, and Commute Seattle for providing prizes.

Let’s keep the momentum going! Walking, biking, and riding are healthy routines to continue throughout the year.  The September / October round is now live and you can enter to win great prizes, receive support, and be part of a community making a difference. Sign up for the September / October round here.