Commuter Choice Challenge

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Supporting choices for commuters is a win-win. Use of alternative modes of transportation saves commuters money, relieves congestion, improves air quality, benefits health and reduces stress.

 

To celebrate the Year of Sustainable Transportation in 2016, NOACA and Sustainable Cleveland teamed up to present the Commuter Choice Challenge, encouraging Northeast Ohio organizations of all shapes and sizes to take action in sustainable transportation. 

 

As in previous years, participating organizations earned a Gold, Silver or Bronze rating based on the organization’s incentives, programs and investments that support commute alternatives. In addition, this year’s participants were also eligible for prizes in the following categories:

 

Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses (< 100 full time employees)

  • Two RTA Commuter Packs (Fit Bit, Monthly pass, and more)
  • Tour of George V. Voinovich Bridge Project
  • Up to 50 bike helmets, sustainable transportation t-shirts, and more

 

Large Businesses (>100 full time employees)

  • Private Ride ‘n’ Drive event for employees
  • Private bike ride and traffic skills class for up to 25 people

 

Small- and Medium-Sized Non-Profits (< 100 full time employees)

  • $2,500 grant to spend on eligible sustainable transportation items (e.g. bike racks, bike fix-it stations, fitbits, EV charging stations, discounted RTA passes, etc.)

 

Non-Profit Institutions and Government (>100 full time employees)

  • $3,500 grant to spend on eligible sustainable transportation items

 

Award recipients were announced at the Sustainable Cleveland Summit on September 21, 2016. Congrats to BrownFlynn, KeyBank, Bike Cleveland, and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History for winning these prizes! Scoring and judging was done by the Mayor's Office of Sustainability, NOACA, and RTA.

 

How to Enter:

Final tracking sheets were due to Amy Stacy (astacy@mpo.noaca.org) by August 15. All participating organizations that completed or pledged at least eight actions were recognized at the Sustainable Cleveland Summit!

 

Participating Organizations:

See below for the participating organizations in the Commuter Choice Challenge:

  • Albert M. Higley Co.
  • Bike Cleveland
  • BrownFlynn
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • City of Cleveland Office of Sustainability
  • City of Cleveland Department of Port Control
  • City of Cleveland Division of Printing & Reproduction
  • Cleveland Museum of Natural History
  • Cleveland Neighborhood Progress
  • Cleveland Public Theatre
  • Cuyahoga Community College
  • Cuyahoga County
  • Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
  • Forest City Realty Trust, Inc.
  • George Gund Foundation
  • Hose Master LLC
  • Kent State Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative
  • KeyBank
  • Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry
  • Motorcars Honda
  • NASA Glenn Research Center
  • Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA)
  • North Water Partners
  • Ohio City Bicycle Co-op
  • Osborn Engineering
  • PNC Bank
  • RDL Architects
  • Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
  • Thompson Hine LLP
  • Tremont West Development Corporation
  • Tucker Ellis LLP
  • University Circle Inc.
  • University Hospitals – Case Medical Center

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