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 (11-17, 2013) participants track and report their commutes online!
We're getting you started on the 2013 Commuter Challenge at the Downtown Bloomington Farmers' Market, May 4th. It's your opportunity to do all kinds of things related to sustainable transportation. Test drive Mitsubishi iMiEV all-electric cars thanks to O'Brien Mitsubishi. Learn all you need know to commute by bus in Bloomington-Normal from Connect Transit. Get bike advice from the Friends of the Constitution Trail when you ride your bike and use their free, secure, valet-style bike parking. And, of course, register for the 2013 Good To Go Commuter Challenge. Participants get a free Good To Go collapsible shopping bag, stuffed with cards for a free Carl's Ice Cream cone and a free bus ride. When you register on May 4th at the Farmers Market, you'll get a special Good To Go $2 bill good at any vendor that day! Learn more about the Challenge and sign up now or at the Downtown Bloomington Farmers' Market, May 4th! O'Brien Mitsbubishi and the Friends of the Constitution Trail are Commuter Challenge Sponsors. Vitesse Cycle Shop is a Good To Go sponsor. Connect Transit is a Good To Go partner.
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 2012 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.
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