Save the Zone Initiative

Did you know that more than one million (17%) of the Denver region’s daily drive-alone trips are two miles or less? Let’s change that statistic!

If you live or work in Lakewood, we encourage you to participate in the Save the Zone initiative to reduce drive-alone trips and ground level ozone. Through an engaging series of programs and events, Bicycle Colorado will reach a large number of Lakewood residents and employees to make a meaningful impact on travel behaviors and air quality. Our goal is to see 250 daily drive-alone trips shifted to walking, biking, carpool or transit. Assuming a trip distance of 2 miles, this could result in a reduction of 500 miles driven and over 400 lbs of CO2 emissions each day.

How do I participate?

Step 1: Complete the 10-minute introduction survey.

Step 2: After completing the survey, take the pledge to replace drive-alone trips with other options.

Step 3: Report your trips monthly or register to track trips through My Way to Go.

Once enrolled in the Save the Zone initiative, you will be eligible to earn rewards for tracking your trips and making a difference in Lakewood.

Do you accept the challenge?

Take the survey!

What to expect

Monthly emails: Participants will receive monthly emails with a brief survey, updates about Save the Zone’s impact, shout outs to active and public transportation “champions” and tips and resources to help you be successful in your pledge.

Mobility workshops: Attend a workshop to gain bike commuting, maintenance or route-finding skills or learn more about how to navigate the bus and light rail.

Transportation challenges: During these one to three-month challenges, participants will earn rewards for tracking their trips and winners will receive additional prizes! These will include a Summer Commute, All-Weather and Women Bike Colorado Challenge.

School-based education: Bicycle Colorado will be visiting Lakewood schools to present pedestrian and bike safety to students. We will encourage them to try commuting to school by foot or bike as well as become advocates for active and public transportation among their families and friends.

Group bike rides: Join us for bike rides around Lakewood with the support of local bike groups and shops. These will be a great opportunity to practice commuting and navigation skills as well as explore your community!

Community events: Visit us and learn more about Save the Zone when we table at Lakewood community events such as Earth Day, Bike to Work Day and more!

Workplace programs: Selected employers will welcome Bicycle Colorado to host mobility workshops, group bike rides and month-long challenges to educate and motivate employees.

Resources

Bike
Public transportation

Lakewood’s public transportation options are offered through the Regional Transportation District (RTD).  On their website, you can access a plethora of resources to make using public transportation easier, such as bus and light rail schedules and tips for riding.

  • How to ride an RTD bus, light rail or the A-line to the train.
  • RTD Trip Tracker allows you to keep up to date with bus and light rail schedules.
  • Bike-n-Ride will teach you how to load a bike on public transit. Here is a helpful video by TransLink demonstrating a similar loading system.

Google Maps also allows you to search for a public transportation routes to your destination. You can sort results by departure or arrival time. You can access the same information if you download the Google Maps app to your phone.

Walk
Carpool

My Way to Go is an online resource provided by the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) to help individuals and employers coordinate carpooling.

  • Individuals: Simply enter your start and end point and find carpoolers near you.
  • Employers: Way to Go can provide you with the tools to evaluate your employees’ needs, help you spread the word and measure success.

Follow

Stay up to date on Save the Zone news and announcements! Subscribe to our eNewsletter (coming soon) and follow us on Facebook.

Partners and Sponsors

Save the Zone is a partnership between the City of Lakewood, Regional Air Quality Council and Bicycle Colorado. A special thanks goes to the following organizations and businesses that support the initiative. For more information, please contact Mo McCanna.

 

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