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How do you walk, bike, or roll to give your car a break? What sights and sounds do you experience when you go car-free for short trips? Show us!

This summer, join Metro in the campaign to #WalkInstead and #BikeInstead. By replacing short trips with walking and biking when you might otherwise drive, you can skip the hassle of traffic and parking, save money, get fit, and connect to your community. Weekly themes will be posted every Monday so that you can show off your local farmer’s market, secret stairs, best street tacos, or whatever makes your neighborhood special to you. Through the end of August, we’re holding a weekly photo contest so that you can share your local finds. Winners will be rewarded with Metro Passes and Metro gear, including exclusive 75 th Anniversary Union Station merchandise.

How to Enter:

  • Follow us @bikemetro on Instagram and Twitter.
  • Take a pic(s) illustrating how you replace short car trips with walking and biking, and why others should try it.
  • Post pic(s) to your Instagram or Twitter. (Make sure your profile is public!)
  • Tag pic(s) with #WalkInstead and/ or #BikeInstead, as appropriate to your pic(s).

Winner Selection

NEW Instagram and Twitter photos posted during the contest periods with the above hashtag(s) will be collected and entered into pools for each individual contest. Winners will be selected based on how well each photo illustrates the message of #WalkInstead and/ or #BikeInstead, as well as individual contest themes. Each contest will award a First Prize winner best exemplifying the themes of the contest, as well as Second Prize and Honorable Mention winners. Three (3) overall “best in show” winners will be selected after the last contest period has closed for each of the prize categories and shall be announced in the first week of September.


First Prize (10 available)

One (1) Metro 30-Day Pass on TAP card, plus a Transit Gift Bag filled with Metro goodies.

Second Prize (10 available)

One (1) Metro 7-Day Pass on a TAP card, plus a Transit Gift Bag.

Honorable Mention (10 available)

One (1) Metro Day Pass plus selected Metro goodies.

Tip: Once the Metro Pass has expired, keep the TAP card and reload it with a Metro Day, 7-Day or 30-Day Pass!

Contest Dates

Each contest shall run for one week, starting on the Monday of each week and ending on Sunday.

  • Entry Period Begins: July 20, 2015, 12:00 a.m. PDT
  • Entry Period Begins: July 27, 2015, 12:00 a.m. PDT
  • Entry Period Begins: August 3, 2015, 12:00 a.m. PDT
  • Entry Period Begins: August 10, 2015, 12:00 a.m. PDT
  • Entry Period Begins: August 17, 2015, 12:00 a.m. PDT
  • Entry Period Begins: August 24, 2015, 12:00 a.m. PDT

Winner Announcements: Each Thursday of the week following a contest, 5:00 p.m. PDT.