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Car Free Challenge

The Car Free Challenge was a 5 month-long competition to help Takoma Park reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation and reduce the number of cars on the road. The challenge was open to anyone living or working in Takoma Park Maryland. Individual and team prizes were awarded, including a brand new bike!

Winners

Congratulations to everyone that participated. The following individuals and teams deserve special recognition for their car free efforts!

Most Miles Walking

  1. Sharon Milgram, 285 miles
  2. Jason Damweber, 267 miles
  3. John Sener, 219 miles

Most Miles Biking

  1. Jim Hahn, 2,819 miles
  2. Christopher Dame, 2,219 miles
  3. Jorge Brito, 1,616 miles

Most Metro Miles

  1. Mimi Ikle-Khalsa, 1,563 miles
  2. Lori Hill, 1,216 miles
  3. Sharon Milgram, 1,083 miles
Team Trips Miles Members
311 Lincoln 552 3080.4 2
Forest Park 424 6236.3 9
WACO 400 2457.6 6
TKPK Ward 6 303 3865.3 3
Sligo Longbranch 254 3472.5 4
BF Gilbert 231 2241.1 4
Takoma Bicycle 227 1988 2
City of Takoma Park - Team HCD 99 386 3
Hillwood 97 2145.7 1
Ripped Feet 94 672.1 3

 

 

 

The challenge might be over for now, but you can still be car-free. Try substituting a few of your regular errands done by car with:

  • biking
  • walking
  • carpooling
  • taking the bus, train, or metro

Car Free Resources

Bike Maps: http://www.mdot.maryland.gov/newMDOT/Planning/Bike/Cycle_Maryland.html   and http://www.roads.maryland.gov/Index.aspx?PageId=357

Bike Master Plan for Montgomery County: http://montgomeryplanning.org/planning/functional-planning/bicycle-master-plan/

Where to Park Your Bike: https://www.rackspotter.com/MoCo

Bike Safety: http://www.mcatlas.org/bikestress/  or http://www.bikethedrive.org/safety

http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/dot-dte/bikeways/index.html

Bike Safety:http://www.thewashcycle.com/

Bike Organizations: https://www.bikemaryland.org/resources/advocacy-organizations/

Bus or Train Routes and Times:

https://www.wmata.com/

https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/DOT-Transit/index.html

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