Shifting Gears Challenge
The 2016 Shifting Gears Challenge is a wrap!
During the month of May, hundreds of workplaces, schools, and community members participated in our Peterborough transportation challenge, Shifting Gears. In the challenge, you can track your transportation trips – to work, school, the store, an appointment, or elsewhere – to win stellar and delicious prizes! By walking, cycling, riding transit, carpooling, and telecommuting a bit more frequently, you can improve your health and the health of our environment. A summary of this year’s results was presented at the wrap-up celebration and awards announcements on June 8.
Thank you for making this year’s challenge a success! We look forward to seeing you walking, cycling, carpooling and taking transit all summer!
Strava is an online trip mapping app, and we’d like to encourage people who cycle or walk during Shifting Gears (and beyond) to use this tool. The app tracks the active transportation trips you make, and then the City of Peterborough and GreenUP are able to access the data (not individual trips, but a compiled data set that includes all trips tracked in the region) to see hot-spots, or places where cyclists and pedestrians most frequently traveled. This information can help to ensure that infrastructure development meets a demonstrated need in our community, and can help to identify areas where cycling lanes or sidewalks should be prioritized.