From our Press Release:
In October, 829 commuters took the Commute for Cash Challenge, an incentive program of SLO Regional Rideshare, and during the month went to work by foot, bike, carpool, vanpool, bus or worked from home at least once. Of the commuters, 124 were new to traveling by one of these sustainable modes, possibly trying it for the first time. Together these commuters made a huge impact on their wallets and our community, saving $62,186 in commute costs, reducing 344,821 pounds of Green House Gas Emissions, taking 12,268 single occupancy vehicle trips off the road and traveling 448,331 miles by sustainable transportation.
The Commute for Cash Challenge is an annual incentive program provided by SLO Regional Rideshare to encourage commuters to try an alternative to driving alone and reward those that already do. To encourage participation, daily prizes, $100 weekly cash giveaways and a Grand Prize was awarded to participants who logged their commute trips online at www.rideshare.org. “I put my bike on the bus in Atascadero, get off in San Luis Obispo, and ride my bike the rest of the way to work because it saves money and is a form of exercise,” explained Clay Skinner, a participant of the Commute for Cash Challenge. Skinner was one of 15 participants who won $100 cash for using sustainable transportation and logging their commute trip at www.rideshare.org.
the Commute for Cash Challenge was made possible by generous sponsorship and community support. The campaign is spearhead and majority funded by SLO Regional Rideshare, a division of the San Luis Obispo Council of Governments, and sponsored by Air Pollution Control District, Ride-On Transportation, Enterprise Vanpool, VPSI, FunRide, City of San Luis Obispo, Regional Transit Authority, Mission Community Bank, SLO Bike Club and SLO Transit.
For more information on the Commute for Cash Challenge, visit www.rideshare.org.