Phinney Ridge-Greenwood is only a few miles behind second place in one category of the city’s Walk Bike Ride Challenge, a two-month program aimed at getting people out of their cars.
Phinney-Greenwood is just 20 miles behind Queen Anne in the number of miles saved — 6,784 for our neighborhood, and 6,804 for Queen Anne. Ballard is way out in front with 10,772 miles saved.
Walk Bike Ride Challenge is put on by Seattle Department of Transportation. SDOT says more than 1,200 people are participating, with more than 150,000 miles of driving saved, and more than 75 tons of pollution avoided.
This round of the Walk Bike Ride Challenge runs through the end of August. Participants have the chance to win prizes like an electric bike, iPad, hotel stay, and more.