Bike vs. Segway vs. Carshare vs. Bus…it’s the Boulder “Celebrity” Commuter Challenge!
Update! Turns out Waylon may not’ve won Boulder Commuter Contest after all! elephantjournal.com exclusive:
I think we’re gonna have to have a showdown at the OK Corral, cuz here’s why I shoulda won da race…
MORAL: Hanging chads hath no boundaries
Take all the modes of public transport, including car, segway (!), bicycle, bus and walking…which is most practical? That’s what the Boulder Celebrity Challenge, in a fun way, sought to address and highlight.
I was honored to take part—and to come in first place, on my bike, beating the times of even the cars in going to three spots around the City and returning to home base…but the day wasn’t about winning, it was about celebrating a City designed for people, not cars (and for those who do need a car for errands and cold winter mornings, you can join the carshare!).
Here’s the Daily Camera article. Excerpt:
BOULDER, Colo. — Waylon Lewis, clad in a business suit and helmet, pedaled along Boulder bike paths and roads, stopped at three checkpoints around town and arrived at the Municipal Building as the fastest cyclist to participate in the city’s “Celebrity Commuter Challenge” on Monday.
Lewis, editor-in-chief of elephantjournal.com, was one of 27 participants in the annual challenge that incorporates local “celebrities” — such as Boulder Mayor Matt Appelbaum...read the rest, go to the Camera article!
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