Walk or bike, says Skagit County Coalition - Third Walk-n-Roll event scheduled to get people out of their cars
“Walk-n-Roll” returns to Skagit County.
Friday, July 19, will be the third of five days designated for people to try getting to work without a car.
The event is intended to get people to walk or bike to work, said Liz McNett Crowl, coordinator for the Skagit County Physical Activity Coalition. But given the long distances some Skagitonians have to travel, it may be best for some people to combine their activity with a bus ride, she said.
SKAT is offering a free bus ride to anyone with a pass, which is available in the event brochure.
Some people ride SKAT and then walk the rest of the way to work, she said. Others drive to Bakerview Park and then walk downtown. One man even bicycles from Anacortes to downtown Mount Vernon, she said.
Crowl knows how people travel because participants can fill out trip logs. The logs, when sent to the coalition, become entries in a prize drawing.
After the final event in September, a drawing will be held for the grand prize, an overnight stay at a Lummi Island inn or a mountain bike.
The first event, in May, generated slightly fewer than 100 entries, with a few more people participating in June, Crowl said.
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