Bike, walk, carpool, transit -

drive less, have fun, and save the planet

The Drive Less Challenge is a fun way to try alternatives to driving in the  San Francisco Bay Area.

NOTE!  This site is NOT being used for a Peninsula-wide Challenge event this year but will be maintained to support community challenges in 2014.

Click a city below to join their community Challenge event for this year:

Los Altos, Los Altos Hills

Drive Less Challenge 2013

Get ready for the Drive Less Challenge 2013, starting on Earth Day April 22.

  1. Set your personal goals
  2. Join teams (work, school, neighborhood)
  3. Track and compare results, win fun prizes!

Celebrate Driving Less at the 2012 Drive Less Challenge Party!

Drive Less Challenge Celebration! Sunday, May 13th, 2:30 to 4:30PM Arillaga Center (Oak Room) 701 Laurel Street Menlo Park (next to the Caltrain Station) Everyone involved in the this year’s Challenge is invited to celebrate our success at the party. We’ll announce category winners, thank our volunteers and sponsors and share experiences over some good food and refreshments.    

Continue driving less at Bike to Work Day!

Tomorrow, Thursday May 10 is Bike to Work Day – an opportunity to continue the cycling you’ve been doing during the Drive Less Challenge, and encourage your colleagues to bike to work as well. Stop by an Energizer Station near your home or work and get some refreshments and goodies to power your ride.

Commute and walk to work

I did it! The entire month of April. Daily commute to work by Caltrain and walk to the office. Relaxing and made few friends. Friday afternoons are topped with a beer onboard. yeehah! This post was submitted by mellovelo.

Getting Legs

Getting Legs

I loved participating in the Drive Less Challenge! The Challenge changed my behavior – it made me stop and think each time before I got into my car to take a solo drive. I conducted much of my work (meetings and interviews) by email and telephone and scheduled several meetings within walking distance. I carefully planned my days, and grouped [...]

Sterling, my chariot

Sterling, my chariot

My primary Drive Less Challenge goal was to ride my bike to my Pilates class 5 times a week, every day for 2 weeks. To achieve this goal, I needed a bike! I bought extremely reasonably priced bicycles for both my husband and myself: here’s a shot of my Challenge chariot, Sterling. This post was submitted by Peg Champion.