One Friday every month, Boston and Cambridge commuters are encouraged to walk or ride a bike to work as part of Walk/Ride Day. Not only do participants cut down their carbon footprint and avoid Friday traffic, but they also have a chance to win prizes by filling out a survey. People can also win prizes by wearing green on Walk/Ride days and coming out to support the participants who may have walked or ridden many miles to work in order to reduce their impact.
Walk/Ride Days are hosted by the Green Streets Initiative which is an international grassroots organization.
I actually walk to work every day, but perhaps I'll start wearing green and filling out the survey in order to support the initiative! Its a great idea and has already spread to other areas - Maine, Ohio, and even England! Bostonians and Cambridgeans should be proud that this fabulous trend started here!
photo courtesy of Boston.com