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Walk & Roll Personal Challenge — Saving Fuel and Money, One Mile at a Time




 SAN ANTONIO, TX. – To promote a better quality of life and to remove hundreds of pounds of pollution from our air, the Alamo Area Council of Governments and the San Antonio-Bexar County Metropolitan Planning Organization challenge area citizens to log 200,000 “smart” miles of walking, bicycling, busing, or carpooling/vanpooling this September. 

“Smart” miles improve your health, reduce traffic, and save gas money.  Prizes will be given to the individuals who log the most miles in each of the four competition categories (Cycling, Walking, Busing, and Carpooling/Vanpooling) in an awards ceremony during the Live Green Fest in Olmos Basin Park on October 10, 2009. 

The Walk & Roll Personal Challenge encourages citizens of the 12-county Alamo region (Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Medina, and Wilson) to Get Up and Go!  Due to the increasing cost to fill fuel tanks, the need to find alternative means of transportation is greater than ever. 

Choosing to walk or ride a bike when your errand or lunch destination is a mile or less gives you exercise and keeps fuel money in your pocket.  Carpooling or riding the bus are great alternatives to the typical one-person vehicle commute – they are less stressful, save money, help reduce traffic congestion, and keep our air cleaner.

To participate in the Personal Challenge, visit and complete the registration/pledge form.  Estimate the number of “smart” miles you want to log during the month of September and enter those miles as your pledge.  Miles traveled whenever you drive in a vehicle as a single occupant DO NOT count toward the challenge. 

Miles traveled in a carpool or vanpool, in a bus, on a bike, or on your feet DO count as “smart miles,” and are applicable toward your challenge totals.  Visit the website frequently during the month of September to log in your miles. 

For more information, call Annette Prosterman at (210) 362-5213 or visit