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Ed Murray, Mayor
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SUBJECT: Mayor McGinn Gives July Walk-Bike-Ride Challenge Prizes

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8/12/2010  2:45:00 PM
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Mayor McGinn Gives July Walk-Bike-Ride Challenge Prizes
Prizes awarded to drawing winners August 13 at Greenwood-Phinney Summer Streets Party

SEATTLE —Mayor Mike McGinn will recognize Walk-Bike-Ride participants and sponsors this Friday night, August 13, and hand out prizes to those who won the drawing for the Walk-Bike-Ride Challenge. It all takes place at the Greenwood-Phinney Summer Streets Party, where Greenwood Avenue/Phinney Avenue from N 87th Street to N 65th Street will be opened up to pedestrians, bicyclists, businesses, residents and visitors to play, shop, stroll and reconnect with neighbors.

At the intersection of 74th Street and Greenwood Avenue just before 7:00 p.m. the mayor will arrive to celebrate the public’s participation in the July Walk-Bike-Ride Challenge. That challenge asked people to walk, bike, or ride MORE to work, shop or play, by cutting two car trips a week. Those who participated were entered into a drawing to win prizes. The awards presentation wraps up by 7:30 p.m., while the Summer Streets party, running from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., continues.

Summer Streets events help people imagine what life could be like if fewer people drive and more walk, bike, ride transit, play and shop locally – making a Summer Streets event the ideal setting for acknowledging Walk-Bike-Ride winners. Summer Streets events are for the community and have happened annually since 2008, with the first Greenwood-Phinney event taking place in 2009.

For participating businesses and to print an art walk map go to: www.artupgp.com or visit www.greenwood-phinney.com. For more information on Summer Streets visit www.seattle.gov/summerstreets.


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