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Los Altos and Los Altos Hills Take No.1 Spot in the Drive Less Challenge

The two-week Drive Less Challenge contest ended on Saturday, May 5 with a victory by Los Altos and Los Altos Hills.

GreenTown Los Altos is pleased to report that the Los Altos/Los Altos Hills Community came out #1 in the two-week Drive Less Challenge that concluded at midnight on Saturday, May 5.

We took the top spot in both "green miles" and pounds of CO2 saved by changing our driving habits. Yea, team! Congratulations to everyone who participated.

Los Altos and Los Altos Hills outperformed the eight other communities participating in the contest, even though many of those cities have much larger numbers of residents and businesses.

The unofficial results are that we went over 10,000 miles by taking the train or bus, biking, walking or carpooling in lieu of driving solo and, in the process, prevented about 6600 pounds of CO2-equivalent emissions from spewing into our atmosphere.

Over 170 people were registered participants and 25 local businesses provided prizes.  Random prizes were awarded each day of the contest.  

See a complete list of daily prize winners on the GreenTown Los Altos website.

Participants who kept track of their trips, including miles travelled and mode of travel, are eligible to win prizes based on their accomplishments.

Awards will be announced and presented at the Bike, Walk, Win! Party on Thursday, May 10 from 6 - 8 pm. The event will take place at 359 State St. Bicycles and is free of charge and open to the public.  

RSVP here.  

May 10 is also Bike to Work Day and bicycle commuters are warmly invited to attend.

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