The price may fluctuate, but over the long run the price of gas 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 an annual Commuter Challenge, a friendly competition between individuals, teams and workplaces. In 2015, the Challenge is transitioning to the McLean County Regional Planning Commission and is taking a year off so the registration and tracking software can be rebuilt. We're excited about the transition and about bringing on new partners, including Connect Transit, the McLean County Health Department, The Town of Normal, The City of Bloomington and McLean County.
Good To Go is helping to kick off the first outdoor Downtown Bloomington Farmers' Market of the season on Saturday, May 2nd. Ride your bike and use the free, valet-style bike parking from the Friends of the Trail. Wilson's Cycle is providing safety checks for kids bikes. Register to win helmets and bike locks, thanks to the McLean County Wellness Coalition. And try out a bike rack on the front of a Connect Transit bus for more freebies. You'll also have a chance to talk with members of Bike BloNo, Bloomington-Normal's bicycle advocacy group, working to promote the bicycle for everyday transportation. You'll also have a chance to learn more about sustainable transportation news coverage from the GLT Newsroom.The Downtown Bloomington Farmers' Market starts at 7:30 on Saturday, May 2nd.
It's back! Last year, Good To Go partnered with Connect Transit, Uptown Partners and Bike BloNo to give away 500 front and rear lights in about 90 minutes. This year, we have more lights. You can get a safety check of your bike, learn more about advocacy groups Bike BloNo and the Friends of the Constitution Trail. Try the bike rack on the the front of a Connect Transit bus and you'll get freebies! You'll also learn more about the upcoming Trail Crawl event from GLT. To get free lights, bikes must be present and have no light or no working light. This event is on the north side of Uptown Circle on September 11th. It runs from 5 to 8 PM. Get in line early!
Get your copy at the WGLT Studios, Bloomington and Normal 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.
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.
Springfield is following the lead of Bloomington Normal. Cyclists with flats or mechanical hitches will soon be able to rack up their bikes at a series of small repair stations that will dot bike trails and parks around Illinois' capital.
A new style of bicycle repair is celebrating its first anniversary in Peoria. People can rent a stand at the Peoria Bike Co-Op and have someone teach them how to fix their bicycle.
The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office says it's saving money by switching to propane-powered squad cars. Sheriff Roger Scott announced the alternative fuel pilot program, and says six converted Chevrolet Tahoe SUVs have been running on propane since Thanksgiving week.
The American League of Bicyclists says the Town of Normal is transforming its community in a visionary way. The League is honoring the town with a bronze level designation as a bicycle friendly community.