Get ready to win prizes with the Commuter Challenge

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The getDowntown Program, along with The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide), is excited to announce the annual Commuter Challenge for people who work in the greater Ann Arbor area starting May 1.

The Commuter Challenge encourages commuters to travel to work using alternative modes of transportation, including: walking, biking, carpooling, and taking the bus. The goal is to entice people that may not otherwise use alternative modes of transportation to use it at least once during this competition, so that they may be inclined to continue to do so after the competition.

Starting May 1, people who work in the greater Ann Arbor Area can log their alternative commutes on commuteandwin.org. For the whole month of May, each time they log their commute, participants get a chance to win great prizes. By logging their first commute, participants receive a free ice cream from Washtenaw Dairy!

“This is a fun way to get more people in our community to try using different forms of alternative transportation,” Kelly Schwartz, Commuter Services Specialist with the getDowntown Program said. “We’ve made it even easier to log commutes on our website this year. We also encourage all participants to follow us on social media to be eligible to win even more great prizes.”

The Commuter Challenge is organized by the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide) and the getDowntown Program in partnership with The Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority and the City of Ann Arbor. This year’s Commuter Challenge Sustainability Superstar Sponsor is Google. For up to date information on this and other benefits of commuting by alternative modes of transportation, visit getdowntown.org.


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    Margaret Bennett

    April 25, 2017 at 8:59 am

    This Commuter Challenge is a great idea! I hope many Ann Arborites (and those in other near areas) can be part of it.