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!
Good To Go, The Town of Normal and Bike BloNo are presenting "A Winter of Cyclists" showing at the Normal Theater, Tuesday, Feb 11th at 7 PM. The movie documents 12 professionals in Colorado as they bike to work over a snowy icy winter. There's also a short movie on the amazing founder of Terry Precision Bicycles for Women, Georgena Terry. The movie night is free, but a suggested donation will raise money for Bike BloNo and the West Bloomington Revitalization Project's Walk In Bike Out project. Attendees are encouraged to brave the winter conditions and bike to the movie, and even donate a bike toward the Walk In Bike Out project to help someone in need. Bike BloNo will be on hand to talk about bike infrastructure updates you'll see this year in the twin cities. Get a card for for your fridge, reminding you of the 2014 Good To Go Commuter Challenge. Bike gear, swag and other door prizes could also be yours.
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.
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.
Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has joined the board of director of a bus manufacturer. The Illinois native has joined Proterra Inc. LaHood represented central Illinois in Congress for seven terms before President Barack Obama chose him to be transportation secretary.
The City of Bloomington is ramping up efforts to get public input on bicycle policy. Public Works Director Jim Karch says a survey will go out in water department bills next month and residents can also filll out the questionaire on line if they prefer.
Chicago is so serious about accommodating cyclists that it deploys mini-snow plows to clear snow out of an ever-expanding web of bike lanes.