Gas prices today are in $3.80-a-gallon territory. Timing could be better for this. Press release here:

Strive Not to Drive began 21 years ago as “Bike to Work Day,” with the goal of encouraging bicycle commuting in Buncombe County.

Over the years, as concerns have grown about air quality, traffic congestion and the consequences of physical inactivity, the event has broadened to encourage any form of transportation other than driving alone in your car.

We hope you’ll join us in this year’s event as we increase awareness about how transportation choices affect our health, air quality and quality of life in Buncombe County.

This year’s Strive not to Drive (SNTD) week is May 21–25. Recruit your colleagues to take the SNTD pledge to ride the bus, walk, or bike to work during this week and join hundreds of others in Asheville striving not to drive.

SNTD will also offer its annual Workplace Challenge, in which area business will compete against those of similar size for signing up the most SNTD participants. Prizes will be awarded as part of the challenge.

To learn more about SNTD and the Workplace Challenge, we invite you to send a representative from your workplace to the kick-off breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 21 at the YWCA of Asheville, located at 185 South French Broad Ave.

Employers will learn about SNTD generally and about the Workplace Challenge specifically, including ideas for motivating employee participation. There will also be an update on recent and soon-to-be implemented upgrades in the City of Asheville’s transportation systems that will make multi-modal commuting easier.

SNTD reps will have posters and more information for you to take back to your coworkers and get started building your team.


One Comment

  1. For me, multi-modal commuting got a lot easier once I got a folding bike. I could still drive part of the commute, and once I was close enough, I could park and ride in. I can also keep the bike inside, under my desk, which is a big deal for me.

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