Katz-Christy urges people who don't live around Boston to create their own Walk/Ride Days: "Even just once a month makes a difference. If you've never biked before, take baby steps. Invite a friend to ride with you." Or you can start a movement in your hometown--the idea is catching on all over the United States and other parts of the world. "I've gotten requests from England and Romania to help them start Walk/Ride Days in their communities," says Katz-Christy, who won't slow her efforts until more streets are paved with green. For more information, visit www.gogreenstreets.org.
Some Interesting Statistics:
55 minutes a day are spent on the road by the average driver.
91 percent of workers commute in personal vehicles.
8 percent of people 15+ ride a bike in an average week.
Source: 2001 National Household Travel Survey