For the past several years, our Ann Arbor office has enthusiastically participated in a Commuter Challenge, where employees of downtown businesses compete for prizes by logging alternative commutes throughout the month of May. In previous competitions, we were neck-and-neck for first place with other medium-sized organizations, but this year we're happy to announce that we've finally brought home the win! With 100% participation, our employees biked, walked, bused, carpooled, and telecommuted to the tune of 1,773 miles traveled, 27,917 calories burned, and 684 total trips with an average of 27.4 per employee. Good job, team!
A big thank you to the Ann Arbor getDowntown Program for organizing the challenge and to Tíos Mexican Cafe for catering.
GetDowntown has reported a record year for the Commuter Challenge, with 2,474 participants from 280 organizations, in total saving 133,400 lbs of CO2 and 323,400 car miles. Congratulations to the other winners and to everyone who participated!
Heather Bicknell is the product marketing manager at Lakeside and host of the Lifeguard IT podcast.