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NoCo Active Transportation Challenge

#noco #nocar Poster

#SwitchATrip September 20 – 26

The NFRMPO and the cities of Greeley and Loveland are partnering on the Northern Colorado (NoCo) Active Transportation Challenge. Tune up your your bike and get your bus pass ready!

We challenge you to trade one car trip to biking, walking, or riding the bus. According to the 2017 National Household Travel Survey, 53 percent of all trips are four miles or less – so try that quick neighborhood errand on two wheels!

Do it for physical activity, do it for better air quality, or just do it for fun. Want a little help switching a trip? Keep scrolling!

The Challenge

PLEDGE to switch at least one car trip to bike, bus, or walk between September 20 and 26. That’s it! Changing your daily routine can seem daunting, so we want to make this a fun competition between communities in Northern Colorado. Take the #SwitchATrip Pledge to let us know you plan to bike, bus, walk, scoot, or skate! Complete a short survey at the end and be entered into a random drawing for fabulous prizes, including gift cards, t-shirts, hats, transit passes, and more.

Where does your community rank?

Community Rank
Number of Pledges
1. Greeley
42
2. Loveland
27
3. Fort Collins
14
4. Estes Park
12
5. Windsor
3
T6. Berthoud
1
T6. Eaton
1
T6. Erie
1
T6. Johnstown
1
T7. LaPorte
1
T6. Pierce
1
T6. Pinewood Springs
1
T6. Timnath
1
TOTAL
105

Greeley Evans Transit Bus with bikes
Tag us @NFRMPO on social media to share how you #SwitchATrip to move around the region without a car. Encourage your friends and family to do the same.

Why Should You #SwitchATrip?

Northern Colorado is growing, and it’s growing FAST. With this growth comes more traffic, which impacts your ability to get places and the quality of the air you breathe. Emissions from cars, SUVS, and motorcycles are a leading cause of ground-level ozone production. Breathing in ozone can cause respiratory issues, especially for vulnerable people like older adults, children, or people with asthma. Biking, riding the bus, and walking reduce ozone production. If each Northern Colorado household switched one trip a week for a year, it would amount to 9.6 million fewer car trips, annually! Small individual changes really add up.

Making a switch also helps with traffic congestion and physical activity. Even just walking to the local bus stop can make a difference. It doesn’t have to be a big switch! Read more on the benefits of active transportation here.

Resources

Feel free to use these materials to promote the Challenge among your family, friends, colleagues, or other networks.

Poster #1 (PDF) – English | Spanish
Poster #2 (PDF) – English | Spanish

Bike/Ped Resources

Transit Resources

Curious about how to put your bicycle on a bus? FC Moves developed a handy How to Load Your Bike resource.

Air Quality Resources

Partner Organizations

Logos of City of Greeley, City of Loveland, and NFRMPO

Thanks to our prize sponsors:

Logos of City of Loveland Transit, Greeley Evans Transit, and CDOT Bustang

The NoCo Active Transportation Challenge received local and national press!

For any questions, contact Ryan Dusil or call (970) 422-1096.