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Wallingford near the top of the Walk Bike Ride Challenge

Posted by Kate Bergman on August 17th, 2011

Wallingford is a relatively small neighborhood compared to others in the city, but only three are ahead of us in the Walk Bike Ride Challenge.

As of August 5, Wallingfordians have saved more than 4,000 miles by ditching their cars in favor of the bus, a bike or their own two feet. That amounts to 317 trips that have been switched since the challenge started at the beginning of last month.


The Walk Bike Ride Challenge is put on by Seattle Department of Transportation. Citywide, more than 1,200 people are participating, with more than 150,000 miles of driving saved and more than 75 tons of pollution avoided.

This round of the Walk Bike Ride Challenge runs through the end of the month. Participants have the chance to win prizes like an electric bike, iPad, hotel stay, and more.



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