Greetings from Green Streets!
Thanks to everyone who took part in our survey where we asked about how Walk Ride Day changed your commuting habits. Read below some of the feedback we received to our survey question:
“Has Walk/Ride Day - and your company's celebration of it, if appropriate - led you to change your commuting habits on Walk/Ride Days? Please explain.”
Green Streets and Volpe
This Friday marks the third month in the Walk Ride Day Corporate Challenge, which means it is almost halfway over! Millenium Pharmaceuticals and Unitarian Universalists have maintained the lead for March and April in their respective categories - is this the month that your organization takes their spot for May?
Here are some fun facts about active commuting and why your participation in our Walk Ride Day is not only good for the environment, but benefits YOU!
On Wednesday, May 2, Jamaica Plain's Curley K-8 school celebrated National Walk to School Day with Green Streets and Safe Routes to School. Science teacher Stephanie Selznick and Guidance Counselor, Susan Trotz, accompanied a group of 25 students on their walk home from school. Waving the Green Streets Initiative banner proudly, the group walked to the Jackson Square MBTA stop on the Orange line.
The school grounds at the Mason School in Roxbury was abuzz with Walk Ride Day excitement. Michelle Wilkins, Walk Ride Day coordinator at Mason, delicately balanced recording students commute and stamping their hands with the signature Green Streets logo. Over 40 students participated by either walking, biking or by taking a popular commuting option, the scooter. Everyone is encouraged to wear green - especially students who have to take the bus so they still feel like they are a part of the excitement.
In response to our recent growth and program launches, the Green Streets Initiative is expanding its Board of Directors, Board of Advisors and Organizational Committees to help reflect its mission and achieve its goals.
With our Walk/Ride Day Corporate Challenge in full swing, we’re turning to some of our younger fans: Students!
As you may have noticed, we recently updated our online check-in system, which now includes a special Walk/Ride Day check-in tool for school students. With its rollout, we are asking parents, teachers and other school officials to help us pilot the check-in system in classrooms across Boston and Cambridge this Friday for April’s Walk/Ride Day. We hope to see a great showing from schools this month!
April showers…will have to stave off this Friday. Join us as we celebrate this month’s Walk/Ride Day!
Last month, we kicked off our Walk/Ride Day Corporate Challenge, where we saw a record number of check-ins and some very interesting facts. Thanks to our good friends at Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) and Skye Stewart of SomerStat, our check-in data from March was compiled into a fascinating presentation of commuting facts.
Join the LIFT Bike Project, Green Streets Initiative and others this Friday, April 27 at Cambridge City Hall!
As we reported earlier this year, the LIFT Bike Project has been hosting weekly Refurb Nights to refurbished bicycles for homeless and low-income residents of Cambridge, Boston, and Somerville. Now, this Friday, the Bike Project recipients will receive their bicycles and be treated to a safety and maintenance training.