About the Challenge
The Commuter Challenge is a fun, free, friendly competition among organizations (workplaces, groups and teams) and indviduals to commute sustainably. Any type of commute counts, except driving alone.
During the community-wide Commuter Challenge May 11-17, 2013 participants try biking, busing, carpooling, etc. to their destinations and log those commutes on the Commuter Challenge website.
Organizations with the highest percentage of participation will win and earn recognition. Groups, teams and individuals win by racking up the most miles.
The Commuter Challenge is open to anyone commuting to, from, or within McLean County.
Get started by creating a user account. Once you've created an account, click "Log your commute" under the "Your Account" sidebar to begin registering your sustainable miles.
Organizations with the highest percentage of participation will win and earn recognition. Groups, teams and individuals win recognition by racking up the most miles. Read more about winning.
Getting from point A to point B by walking, biking, carpooling, vanpooling, taking public transportation or telecommuting is considerred a sustainable commute for this Challenge. Anytime you choose to get somewhere by any means other than a single occupancy vehicle counts!
- Carpooling with children too young to drive: If you drop a child off at school or childcare on your way to work, that does not count as a carpool on the Commuter Challenge because that child would not normally be driving themselves.
- Commutes while on vacation: Please do not log commutes if you are on vacation during the Challenge. The intention for the Challenge is for it to be a challenge that is local to central Illinois.
- Commutes while traveling: Please do not log commutes you do while traveling, even if you are working while traveling. The idea is that you are logging commutes to, from or in the McLean County area.
- Recreational or Fitness: Please do not log recreational biking, walking or running miles.
Many people wonder how to log a carpool commute. If the carpoolers are in the same organization, it is best to have everyone log the carpool commute and then divide the number of miles among each participant. If the carpools are not in the same organization, then it is best to have everyone log the carpool commute and the number of miles.
If you are carpooling with a child that is too young to drive, you should not count that commute because the idea is to include carpools where one of the people in the carpool could also be driving.
Log a telecommute in the same way you log any other commute. Include the number of miles you would have driven if you had gone to work instead of telecommuting.