*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 burlington.ca/walkandroll.
“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