Walkable Washington: Whatcom Smart Trips

The Walkable Washington program grew out of the Feet First Cities Program. It showcases exceptional pedestrian-oriented improvements, community groups and outreach programs; maintains a statewide network for key contacts and stakeholders including an annual symposium; and provides assistance with Safe Routes to School, walking audits and other educational activities and programs.

 

The first Walkable Washington Symposium will be held on Thursday, April 3, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm; in preparation for that event we will be highlighting projects around Washington which have enhanced walkability.

 

Whatcom Smart Trips

SMART TRIPSWhatcom Smart Trips encourages and helps Whatcom County residents to walk, bicycle, take the bus and share rides instead of driving alone. Program participants log their Smart Trips online to track both distance traveled and cumulative environmental and financial savings. Since July 1st, 2006 the program has:

  • Signed up 16,372 county residents
  • Recorded over 2.94 million smart trips for a total of 45.87 million miles
  • Prevented over 18,600 tons of carbon dioxide emissions
  • Recorded 1.19 million hours of healthy physical activity
  • Saved 1.91 million gallons of gasoline worth approximately $6.87 million

A full overview of the Whatcom County Smart Trips program is available here (pdf).

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