Due to changing work and travel patterns resulting from Covid-19, instead of Bike to Work Day the City is collaborating with the City of Loveland and the North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Northern Colorado Active Transportation Challenge, #SwitchATrip.
The challenge will take place from Sunday September 20 to Saturday, September 26.
This friendly competition between Northern Colorado communities celebrates active modes of transportation. Community members are encouraged to pledge to walk, bike, scoot, or skate instead of drive at least once during the weeklong challenge.
The community with the most pledges wins the challenge! Currently Greeley is in the lead, so pledge today!
Participants can complete a short survey with the pledge for a chance to win cash prizes as a part of the program.
More information about the Challenge (including the Pledge link, posters, and other helpful resources) can be found at nfrmpo.org/noco-switch
Not sure about pledging to #SwitchATrip?
This simple change offers many benefits including:
- Physical activity: Using active transportation allows us to get more frequent bouts of physical activity, which can improve physical and emotional health and reduce the risk of chronic disease. Engaging in physical activity outside helps improve our mood and overall well-being.
Better air quality: Ozone is an issue across Colorado’s Front Range. Emissions from cars, trucks, and motorcycles are a leading cause of ground-level ozone production. Breathing in ozone can cause respiratory issues, especially for vulnerable people like older adults, children, or people with asthma. Biking, riding the bus, and walking reduce ozone levels.
- It’s Fun!
For more information
Go to nfrmpo.org/noco-switch or contact Transportation Planner Allison Baxter at 970-350-9326 or firstname.lastname@example.org.