ARCHIVED  March 1, 1997

Alternative transit week prompted 500 to get out of autos

The folks at SmartTrips came closer to their goal to get people out of their cars one day a week with the completion of Alternative Transportation Challenge Week.A.T Challenge Week was a regional event promoting the use of alternative transportation.
More than 500 participants left their cars at home and instead rode bicycles, carpooled, telecommuted, walked or rode the bus. In the process, they saved more than 60,000 vehicle miles, reduced traffic and reduced motor vehicle emissions equaling more than 3,500 pounds of carbon monoxide.
“We applaud the companies and the citizens of Northern Colorado who participated in the program,” SmartTrips director Meg Corwin said.
Corwin said that due to the success of the program, similar events will be scheduled in the spring and fall.
This year’s regional Bike Week will be held June 21-29. The official “Bike to Work Day Business Challenge” is scheduled for June 25.
Corwin said last year’s event was a huge success, with participation in some areas almost doubling from the year before.
“Bike Week is our most popular event, and this year’s event will be grander than ever,” Corwin said. “Volunteers are already hard at work planning and getting sponsors in place.”
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The folks at SmartTrips came closer to their goal to get people out of their cars one day a week with the completion of Alternative Transportation Challenge Week.A.T Challenge Week was a regional event promoting the use of alternative transportation.
More than 500 participants left their cars at home and instead rode bicycles, carpooled, telecommuted, walked or rode the bus. In the process, they saved more than 60,000 vehicle miles, reduced traffic and reduced motor vehicle emissions equaling more than 3,500 pounds of carbon monoxide.
“We applaud the companies and the citizens of Northern Colorado who participated in the…

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