Alternative Commuting

Alternate Commuting

The conventional ones carpooled or took a bus—but other participants in last May's Commuter Challenge chose to walk, bike, scooter, or even pogo-stick to work. Sponsored by Ann Arbor's getDowntown program, the annual spring challenge pits local organizations against one another in a friendly competition with a serious goal: to get Ann Arbor employees to try alternative commuting. Thanks to the efforts and energy of 177 faculty and staff participants, U-M SPH came in first among organizations with 101 to 500 employees, logging a collective 29,231 miles and avoiding 25,019 pounds of CO2—and burning an estimated 483,342 calories.