August 2018 Walk/Ride Day Newsletter


This month, we're raffling off two adult, round trip tickets each for Boston Harbor Cruises' Salem Ferry and Water Taxi! And 2 Charles River Tour passes!

Hello Green Streets friends!


Friday, August 31 is Walk/Ride Day! No matter your transportation style, make sure to check-in your commute any day from Monday, August 20 through the following Tuesday, September 4 to enter the raffle & redeem retail rewards. (You can always check-in again to modify; the last version is the one that is recorded!)



August Walk/Ride Day Theme: Water Travel

For coastal communities, commuting by ferry may be a feasible option. Residents of Hingham who work near downtown Boston rave about their commute on the Hingham Ferry. For the rest of us, we can take advantage of water transportation to explore the Harbor Islands or Cape Cod for a weekend excursion. Water transportation may become an option for more of us in the future as the state explores adding new ferry routes. Boston Harbor Now, a Boston nonprofit, is playing a big role in improving and expanding ferry service. Check out the improvements they have already made this summer here and the potential new ferry routes under consideration here. Even if water transportation isn't a feasible commuting option today, consider going out for a paddle, sail, or ferry ride! Being near water brings great psychological benefits.



Check-in Raffle Prizes

And don't forget! Logging your commute in August, September, and October wins you a spot in our raffle of a Microkickboard adult scooter



Check-in Questions of the Month

  • Have you used any form of water transportation this month for either recreation or transportation?

  • If so, what type (ferry, sailing, kayak, canoe, etc.) and where?


Events (many more listed here!)



Walk/Ride Day - August 31:


Post Walk/Ride Day:

  • September 6: Women-Powered Cycling Workshop (344 Broadway, Cambridge at 5:30 pm)


Featured Sponsors


Boston Harbor Cruises is a cruise and boat tour company with the fleet, the guides, and the routes that will leave a lasting impression. Enjoy whale watching, take a historic siteseeing cruise, enjoy a wild ride on the Codzilla, and more! Book your tour today.





Use the Green Gas Card the next time you purchase gas and offset your vehicle's emissions while also supporting local organizations like ours. Find out more here.




And, of course, thank you to our retail partners, raffle donors, and ongoing sponsors!


Walk/Ride Days are an opportunity to experiment with your commute once a month or to celebrate your normal commute. Simply logging a commute is the most important action to your workplace's leaderboard rank and enters you into a raffle for fabulous prizes from over 100 local retailers.


Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@WalkRideDays) for more theme-related facts, cartoons, and stories. Share your Walk/Ride Day photos and stories with us by tagging #walkridedays or #walkrideday on social media.


Have a great rest of your day, week, and weekend, and please stay in touch!


Janie Katz-Christy, Director

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