August 2018 Walk/Ride Day Newsletter
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
2 adult, roundtrip tickets for the Salem Ferry from Boston Harbor Cruises
2 adult, roundtrip tickets for the Water Taxi from Boston Harbor Cruises
2 Charles River Tour passes from the Charles Riverboat Company
2 Bike Benefits stickers
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!)
August 28, 29, and 30: Free ferry cruises to Spectacle Island, Boston Harbor
August 30 at 5:30 pm: 6th Annual Illuminate the Harbor Fireworks at Boston Harbor
Walk/Ride Day - August 31:
Free yoga classes, free ice cream, free coffee, and other free and discounted goodies throughout our region
Starting at 7 am: Free Pancake Breakfast at Ferris Wheels Bike Shop in Jamaica Plain
8 to 9 am: Somerville Bike Committee / Whole Foods Commuter Breakfast on Beacon Street
10 am to 5 pm: Free electric bike demos and trials at Superpedestrian's Cambridge HQ
Post Walk/Ride Day:
September 6: Women-Powered Cycling Workshop (344 Broadway, Cambridge at 5:30 pm)
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.
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Have a great rest of your day, week, and weekend, and please stay in touch!
Janie Katz-Christy, Director