Bad weather doesn’t stop Bob Stiles from biking and busing from Edmonds to Seattle every day – not even snow. Stiles was honored as Community Transit’s Curb the Congestion Champion of the Year at the recent 21st Annual Choice Connections Awards in Mukilteo.
The Community Transit event honor commuters and companies in Snohomish County and Bothell that work to reduce traffic congestion and encourage smart transportation choices such as riding the bus, sharing a ride, bicycling or walking.
About 20 years ago, Stiles decided to stop using his car for his daily commute. He began riding a bike from his Edmonds home to a bus that would take him into Seattle. It worked so well for him that he began using his bike and a bus to get around on his own time.
“I never drive,” Stiles said. “Snow? I push my bike through the snow.”
In 2017, Stiles saved 6,672 drive-alone miles, more than $1,500 and prevented 3,766 pounds of CO2 from entering the air we breathe, Community Transit said.