Alternative Transportation Week kicks off | AspenTimes.com

Alternative Transportation Week kicks off

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN – This week, elementary school kids in the valley and in parts of the Interstate 70 corridor have a chance to win prizes and contribute to their community’s health.

Walking and biking helps keep the body healthy through activity, and taking the bus, riding a bike, or walking contributes to a community’s health by reducing air pollution, says a Roaring Fork Transportation Authority press release.

This week, RFTA, the cities of Aspen and Glenwood Springs are encouraging elementary school students to travel as often as they can by taking a bus, biking or walking. Students will count the number of trips they take each day, without using a car, and let their teachers know so they can keep track. The top class in each school with the most non-car trips will get a pizza party. The second- and third-place classes in each school will win prizes, as well. Call (970) 384-4864 for more information.