Walk/Ride Days

Walk/Ride Days are Green Streets' signature approach to increasing the use of active and sustainable transportation through virtual and community events involving everyone. Walk/Ride Day is the last Friday of every month, but events take place throughout the week.

Walk/Ride Days are opportunities to change up a commute and try out an alternative, or a day to reflect on the impact of the daily commute on finances, health, and the environment.

Walk/Ride Days are unique for 3 main reasons

Online Check-In

The event occurs on a monthly basis using our online "check-in" process. Participants complete a 90 second check-in, telling how they usually commute and how they commute (or plan to commute) on or around Walk/Ride Day. The check-in offers alternative route and mode options and calculates emissions saved  and calories burned.

Everyone participates

Whether you drive, walk, bike, take public transit, or a combination - or don't travel because you telecommute - Green Streets wants you involved. Widespread inclusion raises awareness and creates a more holistic view of the community of commuters.

Worldly reach

Walk/Ride Day began in Cambridge, MA, and is currently celebrated throughout greater Boston. It has also inspired similar efforts in Portland, Maine; Concord, NH; West Bridgford, Nottingham, England; and elsewhere. The Walk/Ride Day Challenge is now ready to be spread anywhere and everywhere.

Additional information

Mark your calendar

Walk/Ride Days happen on the last Friday of every month

How you can participate

Employee of a company that wants to be part of the Commuter Challenge: Register here

Individual who just wants to check-in for Walk/Ride Days or

Employee of a company that is already a participating member of the Commuter Challenge: Log your commute

Join in on the fun

Every month we work with local community agencies and retailers to put on events surrounding each month's Walk/Ride Day. You can check out our Facebook page for more information.

Major benefits

The benefits of sustainable commuting are incredible. Aside from the physical and mental health benefits, sustainable transportation id a great way to save money. Also, it is a great way to make new friends and build community with others who are also celebrating environmentally-friendly transportation!