Downtown BIZ Launching Commuter Challenge Campaign

Commuter ChallengeA campaign to prepare Winnipeggers for the upcoming Commuter Challenge will launch today.

The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is rallying citizens to get active and prepare for their alternative commute June 1-7.

Last year, almost 7,000 Manitobans rode the bus, walked, cycled, carpooled, and telecommuted in the annual national, friendly competition.

“This is a week to celebrate and make use of Winnipeg’s improved infrastructure for transit, cycling and walking. It’s also a great opportunity to inspire individuals in our communities and workplaces to participate, and to demonstrate the positive impact we can make on our environment and our health by choosing more sustainable transportation practices,” said Tracy Hucul, executive director of the Green Action Centre.

Participants who use active and green transportation during the week are eligible to win prizes.

New this year, the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ has launched a promotion to encourage and reward transit use with Bus is Better. Free transit passes, coffee, reusable transit pass holders, and music will be provided throughout the promotion.

The BIZ will kickoff its Commuter Challenge campaign at 11 a.m. on the south side of the Disraeli Bridge.