ACTIVE MOBILITY CHALLENGE 1.0
WHAT IS ACTIVE MOBILITY?
Active Mobility means transportation of people or goods, through non-motorized means, based around human physical activity. The best-known forms of active mobility are Walking and Cycling.
WHY THIS CHALLENGE?
The majority of the world’s people rely on cycling, walking, and other forms of human-powered transport to commute to work and get around their cities every day.
For many of us most of the places of our interest (work, school, college, office, gym, friends, family, parks, etc) lay within 5 kms from our homes. For purposes or activities that are under 2 kms from our homes can be easily reached by walking. For places that are under 5 kms can be easily reached by cycling.
Walking or Cycling for such short distances not only helps improve our health but also helps to reduce pollution and congestion on our city streets. We don't have to spend our hard earned money to buy precious fuel for our motor vehicles nor do we have to spend time struck in traffic or look out for convenient parking spaces.
The lure of owning and traveling in our own or hired private motor vehicles has resulted in our streets getting polluted and congested. With this challenge we intend to motivate and encourage people to walk or cycle for various purposes for short distances around the city.
Going to Work
Going to School / College / Tuition
Going for Shopping nearby
Going to meet friends / relatives
Going to Gym / sports activities
Basically purposes for which you have decided not to use any private motor vehicle
Your recreational (morning / evening / weekend / long distance endurance) rides are great but will not be counted for this challenge
You can walk any distance and on any route you like
You can ride any distance and on any route you like with any cycle you have
You can take part in the activity anytime between 5 AM to 10 PM as per your convenience. Avoid going out during the curfew hours
Its a daily activity. Its starts from 1st November and ends on 12th Noveber 2021. The more consistent you are the more chances of you winning the challenge
You can start and end from any location or area. You choose any route or part of the city as per your convenience. You can go on the same route everyday.
TIME, DATE & LOCATION
HOW TO TAKE PART IN THIS CHALLENGE?
Its very simple. There are no registration fees or form. Anyone above 12 years of age can participate.
First, you just have to decide that you will not use your motor vehicle to travel for some regular activities but walk or cycle for the next 12 days.
Second, you have to record your Walking or Cycling trip in Strava app. While saving you have to save it as a commute activity. You will have to download and install the Strava app from playstore / appstore if you have not used it before
Third, you have to consistently update your travel/ trip details here.
Please save your STRAVA records as Commute as only commute activities will be considered.
Points will be given to each participant in the mentioned areas. A participant can earn maximum 5 points per day if all the steps are fulfilled. The participant with the maximum points at the end of the challenge will be declared the winner. Please note that the point for distance will go to break a tie among participants.
Points will be allocated only for commute activities - which means your Strava record must be saved as a commute.
WHAT YOU WILL GET?
Surprise Gift for the Active Mobility Champ
E-Certificates for all winners and participants
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The questions and answers written below are based on the rules and regulations of the event and may change without prior notice. These FAQs will be referred to settle any disputes that may arise in the future.
Q. Who can participate?
A. Any Indian citizen above the age of 12 can participate.
Q. Are there any joining fees?
A. There are no joining fees. It is a free event.
Q. How to participate?
A. You just have to decide that you will not use your motor vehicle to travel for some regular activities but walk or cycle for the next 12 days. You have to record your Walking or Cycling trip in Strava app. While saving you have to save it as a commute activity. Then, you have to consistently update your travel/ trip details here.
Q. Can a minor take part in the challenge?
A. Anyone above the age of 12 years can participate. However we advice that an adult guardian accompanies and supervises the activities of their minor ward. We will not be able to provide any assistance nor can we be held liable for any injury due to a accident caused to the child while taking part in the activities.
Q. Which activity can I choose and take part in?
A. You can choose and take part in any one activity as per your choice and convenience. For example if you choose Ride / Cycling you will need to have your own cycle and should know how to ride it. We will not be able to provide you any assistance with getting a cycle.
Q. Can I take part in more than one activity?
A. Yes, you can take part in any activity. You just have to be consistent.
Q. How to enter more entries if I have done more than one activity in a day?
A. You have to enter different records for each activity that you do. Entering multiple Strava records in the same entry will be counted as one activity only.
Q. How much distance do I have to cover?
A. This is not a distance based challenge. You can cover as much distance as you wish. The distance part will be effective only in case of a tie of points between participants.
Q. Where do I go to participate in the challenge or Where is the venue?
A. There is no particular venue for this challenge. You can choose any nearby place or route as per your convenience to take part in this challenge.
Q. What is the duration of the challenge?
A. The challenge is for a duration of 12 days. It starts from st November and ends on 12th November 2021. However, the organiser reserves the right to extend or shorten or cancel the challenge in whole or in part without prior notice.
Q. Is it a group event or an individual event?
A. It is an event where individuals can take part and compete with each other.
Q. Can I take part in it with my friends?
A. The best way to take part with your friends is to encourage them to participate in the challenge and compete with them to see who is the most consistent. Due to the ongoing covid-19 situation it is advisable not to go out in large groups or go to places of large public gatherings.
Q. What covid-19 guidelines do I have to follow?
A. Please follow all Covid-19 protocols and guidelines currently in force like wearing masks, maintaining social distancing, follow curfew laws, etc. For more details please check out government notifications.
Q. What if I get injured/ infected with any disease while participating in the challenge?
A. In case of an injury or if you suspect any kind of infection you should immediately take medical help. Since this is a virtual event the organisers, its affiliates and all other people involved with the event will not be able to provide you any medical assistance or advice during or after the injury or infection. We cannot be held liable for any injury or infection caused to you while taking part in the activities. Please take all precautions while participating in any of the activities.
Q. What prizes will be given to the winners?
A. The prizes will be a combination of e-certificates and some surprise gift. The surprise gift will be disclosed later.
Q. How can I get the surprise gift?
A. After the final results we will inform you about a place from where you can collect your surprise gift.
Q. Do I have to share about the challenge in Social Media?
A. We welcome and encourage you to share about the challenge and your activities in social media so that more people get motivated. However, it is not mandatory and there are no points are allocated to you.
Q. Which social media profiles can I use to post my photos / videos?
A. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram are the social media platforms that a majority of the people use here. You can use any platform you are comfortable in. You just need to use the hashtags while posting your photos or videos.
Q. What are the Hashtags?
A. There are two hashtags that you need to use in all your social media posts. These are #IamCarFreeToday and #ActiveMobilityChallenge
Q. What is STRAVA and how to use it?
A. STRAVA is a world famous fitness activity tracking app that uses our phone's GPS to track our movement, direction, location, speed etc. If you have not used it earlier you can click on this youtube video link here to know more.
Q. I am facing problems with my STRAVA, and my data is not showing properly, what do I do?
A. Even though STRAVA is one of the most popular fitness apps it also has its share of problem since it is an app. If you face any problem we will not be able to help you directly. We will have to accept only the data that STRAVA provides. You can check out some youtube videos for a resolution of your problems.
Q. Why do I need to update my daily trip details
A. Updating the daily trip details will help us in assessing your activities and giving you points based on your activities.
Q. Do I need to update the trip details daily?
A. Yes, updating it regularly is advisable and considered as a best practice. It will help you reduce your workload compared to if you let it pile up.
Q. Do I need to share my Strava activity link while updating trip details daily?
A. Yes, if you are Walking or Cycling then sharing the Strava activity link is mandatory since that is the only proof of activity we seek from you.
Q. Why are my recreational cycling rides and activities not counted or taken into consideration for allocating points?
A. Recreational rides are not counted since these are not carbon offsetting rides - which means these rides are not done as an alternative to using a motor vehicle for travelling.
Q. Do I need to share any photos / videos while updating my daily trip details?
A. No, it is not required or mandatory.
Q. Why are there many other Modes of Transport and Purpose of In the ?
A. People use different modes of transport and all have a different carbon footprint. We give people an option to update their trip details and know how much of carbon their vehicle saved or emitted.
Q. Whom do I contact in case of any query or doubt?
A. Although we tried to address all your queries here and will keep updating it you can write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your doubts.