On Walk/Ride Days, our Retail Partners reward those who travel using more sustainable transportation. Green Streets also has monthly raffle prizes for both the Walk/Ride Day Corporate Challenge and the general check-in.
Home to the oldest subway in North America, Boston has deep roots in active, sustainable transportation. Nicknamed "The Walking City," Boston hosts more pedestrian commuters than do other comparably populated cities. Boston is also making strides to join the ranks of other world class biking cities thanks in part by efforts from Mayor Menino and his "Car is no longer king" policy. A number of allied organizations to Green Streets have also been implemental in improving the streets for cyclists: Bikes not Bombs, Boston Cyclist Union, Livable Streets, CommonWheels Bike Co-Op.
As nearly a third of people who work in Boston commute by public transit, many companies were eager to join our inaugural Walk Ride Day Corporate Challenge. These competing organizations include The Community Builders, Inc., Unitarian Universalists, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Northeastern, and Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
You can receive rewards and discounts on Walk/Ride Day by visiting our retail partners. See who is participating in Boston.
Many Boston Public Schools are active participants of Walk/Ride Day. Thanks to dedicated teachers, parents and students, Walk/Ride Day is celebrated monthly in the following schools: Russell & Homes, Rogers Middle School, Henderson Elementary, Curley School, Roosevelt School, Madison Park High School, Michael J. Perkins, The Mather, Adams Elementary School, Josiah Quincy Elementary School, Boston Technical Elementary, Mason Pilot School.
Educators Stephanie Selznick and Sue Trotz lead Curley students on Walk/Ride Day (pictured left) and Michelle Wilkins of the Mason School checks in a student on Walk Ride Day (pictured right).
If you would like to help coordinate Walk/Ride Day efforts in Boston, or learn more about her work and activities in the Boston area, please contact us.