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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: Take the July Walk Bike Ride Challenge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
6/30/2010  4:45:00 PM
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Take the July Walk Bike Ride Challenge

SEATTLE — The city of Seattle is asking Seattleites to cut two car trips a week in July by taking the Walk Bike Ride Challenge. The challenge runs from July 4 to July 31 and seeks to get more people walking, biking and riding as they travel to work, shop and play.

Seattleites can go to http://walkbikeride.seattle.gov/ and register any time to start cutting car trips as early as Independence Day. Each time someone reports a week they are entered into a drawing to win one of two $250 REI gift certificates, a one night stay at the Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle, or a $175 Zipcar package. Businesses can go to the same Web site and pledge to support their employees in taking the challenge.

Making walking, biking and riding transit the easiest ways to get around builds the healthy, equitable, affordable transportation system Seattle deserves. Walk Bike Ride is a multi-year initiative. As part of the initiative, the city will update the Transit Master Plan, implement projects like the Dexter Avenue N buffered bicycle lanes project, keep freight moving, engage the public, focus on future funding, protect and expand transit, integrate Walk Bike Ride principles into neighborhood planning, and promote sustainable transit-oriented communities with thriving business districts.



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