A More Bicycle & Pedestrian Friendly Community
Get this: 60% of energy used in Santa Clara County is for transportation – cars and trucks. Yet 40% of car trips are <2 miles – an easy biking or walking distance!
Imagine what we could do collectively, if we shift just one car trip per week to biking or walking. Which is why GreenTown is working to build a more bicycle and pedestrian-friendly community through services, activities and advocacy through our WoW (Walk or Wheel) program.
GreenTown volunteers kick off the Drive Less Challenge
Bike Riding’s Up 42% And Counting….
- Bike/Walk to School – Walk or Wheel (WoW!) programs at local elementary and junior high schools get kids walking and biking to school. Ridership is up 42% in five years!
- Bike Valets at local events – Leave your car home. Park your bike worry-free at a wealth of events using our free valet service. Look for signs at the Fall Festival, Los Altos Art & Wine Festival & more.
- Bike Tours – Gary Hedden, our resident reliably dedicated rider has initiated several family fun riding events.
- At the Historical Bike Tour in partnership with the City of Los Altos and the Los Altos History Museum, you’ll bike, learn and eat. A family friendly event!
- On the Native Bike Tour, you’ll see what others in the community have done to lower their water use in their gardens. A great way to meet people and learn, too.
- The Summer Solstice Ride, as it sounds, heralds the summer with an 18-mile jaunt ending with breathtakingly vivid sunsets at Shoreline Park.
- reCYCLE Bike Drive: Donate a bike, give a smile.
You know that bike you don’t use? Someone else can use it! At our twice yearly reCYCLE bike drive, funded by the Los Altos Community Foundation, in partnership with the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Bike Exchange. we collect, clean and fix bikes for kids in need. Learn more.
- Bike Safety – Pivotal to a more bike-friendly community are:
- Advocating for bicycle safety education in the schools
- Encourage assemblies and skills “rodeos” (eg: Bike and Bike Safety Rodeo for the community at large, which covers bike safety tips and a review of gear for improving bicycle safety and utility (e.g., lamps, reflectors, baskets, senior-friendly 3-wheelers).
For more information, email us.