To become a Walk Bike Bus participant, eligible neighbors in the South Perry District must complete and return an order form that offers a variety of useful walking, biking and busing resources. Every household within the target area for this pilot project received an order form that was sent out by mail on June 1st. Our goal for the program, which was based on response rates from other communities, was met within the first two weeks of the program’s launch. Way to step up South Perry Neighbors!
The second round of outreach took place the week of June 29th with a door-to-door canvassing effort. An overwhelming number of neighbors were eager to sign-up as Walk Bike Bus Spokane participants. Over two hundred additional individuals signed-up to participate in just one week! A big thanks goes two our outreach specialists Shayna and Claire for braving Spokane’s early heat wave to bring the joys of walking, biking and busing to South Perry residents.
Our team is now in the process of training over ten friendly and eager volunteer Walk Bike Bus Ambassadors who will be visiting participants to deliver their custom resources, complete a baseline survey, and help people identify specific walking, biking and busing trips they’d like to make instead of driving this summer.
We’d like to thank our funders, partners, volunteers and participants for making this incredible success possible. As a result there is a very bright future for growing this kind of education program in Spokane in the future!