WGLT’s Good To Go alternative transportation challenge occurred last week and the results are now in. Loved seeing the tally, especially hearing that bus use went up by 150%!
The goal of the program is awareness – don’t drive alone, consider a variety of alternative methods of transportation, save money on gasoline and do one’s part for the environment. Every small effort makes a difference
New to the challenge I noticed a few things:
working from home has my actual commute not really be an issue at least compared to most
when i do commute I am mindful, stacking my places to go all in one commute – I commute for errands – grocery, farmers market, occasional shopping and my social excursions. I typically don’t commute daily.
some of the places i needed to go were not on the bus routes thus limiting my ability to use the bus. I had never considered bus use prior to joining this campaign.
when asked, folks were eager to ride share – this is how I utilized this challenge the most
i am not equipped to carry stuff in a walking commute – this had me rethink that option.
What I learned from the challenge is that I could do better, it had me actively explore how to use the bus system, and it had me rethink ways to make alternative modes of transportation ( cycling, walking, the bus and ride sharing ) fit into my life. On my wish list is a bag that might help me carry more things in a walking commute.
Way to go for the success of this campaign!! What are you doing to take on alternative methods of commuting?
image by Karen Hanrahan
I had the privilege to shoot imagery that illustrated examples of those already taking on alternative transportation for the Good To Go’s Blog – these were the final images chosen