The 2011 Shifting Gears challenge has just kicked off and runs through the month of May.

Shifting Gears is a month-long transportation competition and campaign encouraging people to leave their cars at home and use sustainable ways to get to work: walk, bike, take transit, share a ride, or work from home.

Sign up at Peterborough Moves and encourage fellow employees to participate. If you sign up your workplace before May 6th, you can select from one of three 'incentives' for participating. There are also draw prizes for recognizing everyone's hard work.

Each year this initiative has grown so let's rock it this year again Peterborough! Stay connected through their blog and Twitter accounts.