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Take the City of Burlington Walk and Roll Active Transportation Challenge


*Please see a media release below issued by the City of Burlington.

Burlington, Ont. — Oct. 6, 2020 — The City of Burlington is excited to launch an active transportation challenge to promote and encourage residents to find ways to get active in and around their neighbourhood. The Walk & Roll Challenge is now open and closes on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, at 11:59 p.m.


The first-place prize is a prize pack consisting of:

  • One $200 Sail Gift Card
  • One $150 Royal Botanical Gardens Gift Card

The second-place prize is a prize pack consisting of:

  • One $150 Sail Gift Card

Learn how to participate and read contest rules at

“We’ve noticed more people walking, biking and being more active outdoors since COVID-19 began. With this new focus on active transportation, we hope to support residents’ search in finding a new normal and new routines for transportation, health and recreation.” — Chris Glenn, Director of Recreation Services, City of Burlington


The challenge involves completing a variety of activities that focus on active transportation and movement: Some examples of activities include:

  • Park in the very last spot in the parking lot at the next store you go to. Take a picture with your car showing how far you are from the entrance. Record your steps.
  • Take a photo at one of Burlington’s many bus stops and tell us where the bus is taking you.
  • Show us your best dance moves while rollerblading or skating.
  • Roll at a skateboard park in your neighbourhood.
  • Take a video of someone from your team doing all of the hand signals for cycling.
  • Walk or wheel to school or work. If it’s too far, park and walk at least two blocks.
  • Start at Spencer Smith Park and rollerblade, walk, run or bike down on the pathway all the way to the Beachway park.
  • Share a picture and explanation of your favourite path in Burlington.

Please ensure you are following all provincial and public health directions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 including staying home when sick and physical distancing.

What is Active Transportation

Active transportation is human-powered travel, including but not limited to, walking, cycling, inline skating and travel with the use of mobility aids, including motorized wheelchairs and other power-assisted devices moving at a comparable speed. By using active transportation, we are getting more exercise, creating less pollution and spending less money on gas and vehicles. Active transportation is a key piece to the City’s Vision to Focus plan by creating a city that is healthy and greener and a city that moves.

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*Posted by John Bkila, Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist

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2 thoughts on “Take the City of Burlington Walk and Roll Active Transportation Challenge”

  1. Buses are mostly empty, huge, diesel spewing dinosaurs. We need less and smaller of these tanks on our roads.

    I have asked for ridership stats and costs per mile per person, bur still no answers!

    Transportation in Burlington is a ridiculous make work and make pollution project!

    1. Hi Vincent, this is John Bkila, the Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist. Have you emailed the Mayor’s Office at with your request? If not, please do so and we’ll do our best to assist in any way we can. Thank you.

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