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 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!
Join us at the Connie Link Amphitheatre in Normal at 10:30 AM on May 10th. The celebration kicks off with the recognition of dignitaries, celebratory speeches, booths from trail and bike advocacy groups. Be sure to stop by the GLT Good To Go table to sign up for the annual Commuter Challenge. You'll also find out who won the photo contest (and won a bike!) and the unveiling of the new trail logo!
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.
Chicago officials say the city's bicycle-sharing program has set a single-day record. The city's blue Divvy bikes were taken for almost 10,900 rides and pedaled more than 32,000 miles on Saturday, when temperatures climbed into the 70s. That bested the previous one-day record by 200 rides.
State lawmakers want to regulate a growing transportation industry they say presents a safety threat to Illinois residents. State Rep. Michael Zalewski and other lawmakers are introducing a measure to regulate rideshare services.
If Congress fails to okay revenue for the Highway Transit Fund, it could mean disaster for projects everywhere including central Illinois. That's according to Chris Koos, Mayor of Normal, who testified before a Congressional panel last month.
With the federal government fund that provides money for road building, repairs and transportation projects set to run dry by September, sympathetic members of Congress held a panel discussion to highlight the importance of transportation funding.