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Councilor Michelle Wu to Host Green Streets Awards Ceremony at Boston City Hall

The Green Streets Initiative will be celebrating the winners of the 2017 Walk/Ride Day Challenge and kicking off the 2018 competition on April 10 at Boston City Hall. Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu and Executive Director Janie Katz-Christy will be hosting the event. Councilor Wu is also Chairwoman of the Committee on Planning, Development and Transportation and is dedicated to providing healthy and sustainable transportation options to Boston residents. She herself bikes and/or takes transit to work while juggling school drop-offs/pick-ups.

Past Walk/Ride Day Challenge Awards Ceremony Pictures and Councilor Wu with Janie Katz-Christy (bottom right)

The ceremony will recognize the Challenge's 30+ participating organizations for encouraging staff to consider and explore healthier and greener commuting options one day a month. The 2017 Challenge led to more active commuting with an increase in biking and walking compared to normal day commuting of 16% and 11%, respectively. The Challenge impacted car drivers the most with 35% of single-occupancy vehicle drivers making a healthier and/or greener change to their commute during the Challenge. See the 2017 Walk/Ride Day Challenge infographic for more statistics.

2017 Corporate Challenge Participants

For those interested in attending the event, please inquire at Priority will be given to workplaces registered for the 2018 Challenge. Registration is open until April 14th at Early bird discounts are available through March 31.

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