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. During the 3rd week of May participants track and report their commutes online and can track calories burned, CO2 abated, and total miles!
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.
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