You can help make Seattle a better place for bicyclists and get more people out of cars and on their feet. All you have to do is read the below.
And fill in a survey or two.
- There is one more day to add your input to an update of the master plan for biking in Seattle. The city’s neighborhood response rankings are below (with some interesting roll-ups and splits but whatever).
Did you know the City of Seattle is updating the Bicycle Master Plan? We want to hear about what might get folks to try riding a bike, or what issues they care about most if they already ride.
For the months of May and June an interactive mapping tool and online survey have been available and we’ve heard from over 3,400 people! Attached is a graph of response levels by neighborhood. It is not to late—Seattleites can still add their input through Tuesday. Let’s see which neighborhood can get the most responses!
- For more neighborhood on neighborhood competition, the Seattle Department of Transportation is also rolling out its Walk Bike Ride Challenge again this year. There are prizes in return for your diligent reporting of your cutback on car trips. If you don’t own a car, well, this isn’t the contest for you. But you are still a winner.
Walk, bike and ride transit more this summer through Seattle’s Department of Transportation’s Walk Bike Ride Challenge. Get active, connect with your neighbors and local businesses and get moving and healthy by cutting back on car trips..
Enter the Walk Bike Ride (WBR) Challenge, switch at least two car trips per week to walking, biking or transit, and earn chances to win these prizes:
- An electric bike from Electric Bikes Northwest
- An overnight stay at Pan Pacific Hotel in South Lake Union
- A Zipcar 1-year membership & 5+ hours of driving credit
- $100 Nordstrom gift card (courtesy of Commute Seattle)
- $100 REI gift card
- $100 farmers’ market gift card (accepted at seven farmers’ markets)
Once you sign up for the WBR Challenge, you become part of a community making Seattle a more active and better place to live. You receive weekly emails with tips on walking, biking and riding and can track your individual progress and the program’s collective impact online. The more trips you report, the higher the chance you have of winning.
The WBR Challenge is part of the Seattle Department of Transportation’s Way to Go, Seattle! Program. It encourages people to walk, bike, ride transit and carpool more by offering incentives, tools and information and runs on a two month cycle. The current round is for July and August.
Click here to sign up for the Walk Bike Ride Challenge