How Does It Work?

 Download and print our FREE Mode Shift workbook.

Don’t worry; it’s only a few pages long! Click here for an example from our May 2022 Challenge.

 Pick any week during the challenge period.

We know that your life is busy and complicated, so just look at the calendar and decide which week will work best for you.

 Plan out which trips to shift.

Sit down before the week begins and plan out which trips you are going to try to shift from car (including taxi or Uber/Lyft) to bike, walking or public transit—including our shuttles. Even during bike month, we want to support a multi-modal approach to reducing emissions & congestion. And remember that you can use a combination of non-car modes for a single trip!

 At the end of the week, reflect on how it went.

What was successful? What problems did you encounter? What might you do differently next time? The whole point of this exercise is to figure out what does and does not work for you so you can make real, lasting changes to your travel patterns in the future.

 Optional: Apply what you learned to a second week!

The workbook provides space so you can take what you learned the first week and try again. You don’t have to… but if you’re serious about changing the way you travel on a daily/weekly/monthly basis, we encourage you to make the extra effort!

 Submit your completed workbook to us by the deadline.

We don’t need your hardcopy workbook—in fact, we’d rather you keep it as a record for yourself! Please just email us a scan or clear photos of the grid on page 4 and the info box on page 6 (and also the grid on page 5 if you do the second week).

 Get prizes!

Every participant who submits their completed workbook to us will receive:

  • a certificate showing your estimated carbon reduction effected by the challenge!
  • small commemorative prizes.
  • entry into raffle!