How much are you willing to pay for a gallon of gasoline before you change habits? The price may fluctuate, but over the long run will only go up. GLT's Good To Go can help set you on a more environmentally AND economically sustainable path! Good to Go is an ongoing community wide project of GLT and ISU Sustainability designed to encourage healthy lifestyles and promote the use of alternative transportation instead of driving alone. The initiative's primary event is a Commuter Challenge, a friendly competition between individuals, teams and workplaces. During the 3rd week of May (10-16, 2014) participants track and report their commutes online!
We discovered some amazing things by surveying participants in the 2011 and 2012 Commuter Challenges. Like the amazing percentage commuting sustainable after the Challenge compared with before. And the even more amazing percentage of those who have given up driving alone. Check out our recent Good To Go Blog entry about the survey.
Get your copy at the WGLT Studios, Bloomington and Nomal public libraries, Bloomington and Normal Parks and Rec offices, Vitesse Cycle Shop and Bloomington Cycle and Fitness. The new map is bigger, easier to read, includes instructions to load a bike on a bus and includes the newest sections of the paved recreation and commuter trail through Bloomington, Normal and McLean County. Check out an electronic copy now.
Find out who won and get details about the record results. Read all about the 2013 community commuter challenge on Good To Go Blog.
During the Good To Go Commuter Challenge we ask you to try sustainable commuting for a week. We're hopeful our series of interviews with commuters who get around year round without relying on a car will inspire you to try our challenge for a week. We think you'll find it's just not that difficult. We also think you'll like saving gas dollars.
The Bloomington City Council has put the training wheels on a bicycle master plan. Aldermen approved short stretches of bike lane and sharrows to create bicycle connections between Illinois Wesleyan University, the downtown, and the Constitution Trail.
Opponents of the potential east side highway project near Bloomington Normal often criticize the portion of the plans for the road that include a bike trail running along the west side of the divided interstate highway. They ridicule the notion of having bicycles and autos so close together.
Bloomington Mayor Tari Renner says changes are already coming to the downtown area even without the revitalization plan headed back to the City Council. "Public Works Director Jim Karch has put together a proposal for us to link the downtown to the bike trail and to Wesleyan's campus.
Tobin's Pizza on Main Street in Bloomington Normal is a half century old this year. But, the venerable twin cities restaurant is also the first in the area to buy a fleet of electric cars for pizza delivery. WGLT's Charlie Schlenker has more.