(Seattle, WA) Mayor Mike McGinn challenged local leaders to try walking, biking and using transit for five days this month for trips they would normally take in a car. A number of them stepped up to the plate and are taking the mayor’s Walk Bike Ride Challenge.

“All too often we forget how easy it can sometimes be to walk to the park instead of driving, take a bus to work or bike to class,” said McGinn.  “I am excited that so many leaders in our community are taking this challenge on.  I hope that the experience of taking on this challenge will lead to a broader discussion on how we can make walking, biking and using transit the easiest ways to get around our city.”

(Seattle, WA) Mayor Mike McGinn challenged local leaders to try walking, biking and using transit for five days this month for trips they would normally take in a car. A number of them stepped up to the plate and are taking the mayor’s Walk Bike Ride Challenge.

“All too often we forget how easy it can sometimes be to walk to the park instead of driving, take a bus to work or bike to class,” said McGinn.  “I am excited that so many leaders in our community are taking this challenge on.  I hope that the experience of taking on this challenge will lead to a broader discussion on how we can make walking, biking and using transit the easiest ways to get around our city.”

Participants are asked to pick a week between July 12 and July 31 to join in the mayor’s Walk Bike Ride Challenge and then blog about what has been easy or difficult and why it is important to them.  You can view the blog postings on the Walk Bike Ride website at http://walkbikeride.seattle.gov/.

Members of the business community were invited to take part, as well as elected officials and directors of departments at the city of Seattle.

The Walk Bike Ride Challenge is going on at the same time the general public is being 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.

More details are at: http://www.seattle.gov/waytogo/WBR.htm.

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