Durango Telegraph - Clean Commute Week
Clean Commute Week

What began as Bike to Work Day has grown into a full-blown Clean Commute Week. The effort by the City of Durango to encourage a shift in the way people think about transportation kicks off Saturday.

“By promoting bicycling, walking, carpooling and public transportation as environmentally responsible and practical options, we hope to excite people about the benefits of clean commuting and get them to take a break from their single occupancy vehicles,” said Amber Blake, Durango’s Multi-Modal Coordinator.

Among the week’s highlights are a Multi-Modal Parade and Commuter Expo on June 20; Trails 2000’s Commuter Challenge; The Pedal vs. Metal Competition – a bike vs. car errand race – on June 24; and of course Bike to Work Day on June 23.

This year’s Bike to Work Day offers three “Clean Commuter Stops” at Buckley Park, the Durango Transit Center and Three Springs in front of Dig’s Market. From 6:30-9 a.m., people using alternative transportation can help themselves to a cup of coffee, snacks and commuter swag.

Complete details, times and locations for Clean Commute Week are available by visiting www.getarounddurango.com/clean-commute-week