Detroit Commuter Challenge

Reduce Southeast Michigan’s carbon footprint by choosing eco-friendly commuting during the Detroit Commuter Challenge. Through the entire month of May, instead of driving alone to work, consider taking an alternative form of transportation (carpooling, bus, vanpooling, biking, walking, telecommuting). Sharing the ride reduces traffic congestion and carbon emissions, and promotes better health and thriving communities. Start logging your commutes toward our carbon reduction goal and you might pick up one of our great prizes along the way. Your miles make the difference!

Goal: 175,000 Pounds of CO2 Reduced

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Your Miles Make the Difference

  • Bus Pounds of CO2 Reduced

    One bus with 35 passengers eliminates a line of moving vehicles stretching six blocks. Taking the bus reduces commuting stress, saves money, and keeps the air clean. 

  • Bike Pounds of CO2 Reduced

    Biking is a healthy, environmentally friendly, economical, and fun way to get to work. Cycling just 20 minutes a day reduces the risk of diabetes and lowers blood pressure. 

  • Walk Pounds of CO2 Reduced

    Walking is the easiest and most convenient alternative commute for short distances, and it's free! Walking 10 minutes a day to work will combat fatigue and boost energy.

  • Carpool/Vanpool Pounds of CO2 Reduced

    Sharing a ride is great for commuters with similar schedules and routes to work. Commuters save about $3,000 per year by sharing the ride to work.

  • Detroit People Mover Pounds of CO2 Reduced

    This fully automated light rail system operates on a single-track loop in downtown Detroit with 13 convenient stations located in the business, entertainment, and sports districts. 

  • Telecommute Pounds of CO2 Reduced

    Working from home reduces traffic-induced stress, saves money, and increases employee productivity and job satisfaction.

Leaderboard Pounds of CO2 Reduced

Spread the Word

The more people that join the Commuter Challenge, the better chance we have of meeting our goal and reducing our collective carbon footprint, so encourage your friends and coworkers to join! 

Keep up with Commuter Challenge on Facebook and Twitter, or join the conversation using the hashtag #commuterchallenge.