The Drive Less Challenge
is a fun social competition to encourage alternatives to driving solo. Participants can sign up online and participate as individuals or in groups. You keep track of how you get from place to place, taking opportunities to walk, bicycle, take public transit, or carpool instead of driving alone. Compete for prizes in several categories or just for bragging rights! Several other local cities – Mountain View, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Redwood City and Burlingame – also are signed up to participate. The Drive Less Challenge begins on Earth Day, April 22, 2011, and runs for two weeks.
To kick off the challenge, GreenTown Los Altos will host a community meeting on Tuesday, March 29, 7 to 9 pm at Hillview Community Center. Come learn about bicycle/pedestrian safety and about the latest bikes, gear and accessories for safe commuting and errand-running. A Los Altos police officer will provide safety tips for bicyclists, pedestrians and motorists who share the roads. A bicycle expert will demonstrate useful gear and accessories for visibility, comfort, and carting things around. We’ll even display some of the latest bicycle styles, including an adult three-wheeler. Join us!