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3 Easy Steps:
1. Register or log in at Traffic Solutions Online
2. Join a Team or Create Your Own Team
3. Log Your Commute Trips and Win Great Prizes
 
How does it work?

The Commuter Challenge is a friendly competition that runs for all of November 2010, with five member teams making round-trips using alternative transportation instead of driving alone. Team members log each day they use an eligible mode of transportation using the Commute Calendar. At the end of the competition, the team with the highest number of eligible days wins the grand prize. The top 50 teams will receive prizes, and we’ll also have raffles at least once a week. Please see our Prize Page for more details. Our interactive website means participants can track teams' progress and post fun pictures and other information about their teams.
 

How are teams formed?

Create your own team: Come up with a team name and create your own team. You can make your team "Restricted" and invite specific people to join your team or you can "Allow Anybody" to join. Each team must have at least 2 "Converts" to qualify for prizes.
A "Convert" is either:
a) someone who has never participated in a Traffic Solutions Commuter Challenge or Bike Challenge OR
b) someone who drives alone most of the time, but for the Commuter Challenge starts to use an eligible mode of alternative transportation (from Aug.1 - Sept. 30 used alternative transportation for less than 13 days)
or
Join an existing team: You can select "Join this team" to join a team (a yellow lock means it is a restricted team). If you were sent an email invitation for a restricted team, your Pass Code is embedded in the email message you were sent.
You will each begin to track the days you use eligible modes of transportation via your personal, web-based Commute Calendar. Registration begins on October 11, 2010, and the Challenge begins on November 1, 2010.
Upload your a team photo to earn an automatic 5 points.
 

Start logging your round-trips.

On November 1, start logging your round-trips on your Commute Calendar and start earning great prizes. A qualifying trip is a commute trip to and from work that eliminates a car trip, (Bus, Bike, Walk, Carpool, Vanpool, Telecommute, Train, or Rollerblade/Skateboard). 
 

UPDATED RULE - Non work trips must be carfree. You'll notice on your calendar page that trips to-and-from work use the regular mode buttons, but trips that are NOT to-and-from work now use the "NON-WORK CARFREE TRIP" button.

This means that eligible modes when you're not commuting to work are bike, walk, rollerblade/skateboard, bus and train... and they must be eliminating a car trip, not just recreationally walking the dog or training on your bike.

Basic Commuter Challenge Rules:

  • Each team has no more than 5 members.
  • Each team requires a minimum of two converts to be eligible for team prizes.
    • A "Convert" is either:
      a) someone who has never participated in a Traffic Solutions Commuter Challenge nor Bike Challenge OR
      b) someone who drives alone most of the time, but for the Commuter Challenge starts to use an eligible mode of alternative transportation (from Aug.1 - Sept. 30 used alternative transportation for less than 13 days)
  • Points are earned for each day a qualifying mode of transportation is used and logged on your Commute Calendar.
    Mode Work Non-Work
    Bike
    Carpool
    Vanpool
    Walk
    Rollerblade/Skateboard
    Bus
    Telecommute
    Train
    Drive Alone

  • Points are earned for each day a qualifying ROUND-TRIP is made. A qualifying trip is a WORK TRIP OR A utilitarian trip that might have been made alone by car but instead was made using an eligible alternative transportation mode. See our FAQ page for more info on utilitarian trips.
    Eligible = Eliminate a car trip to work or go carfree to: Ineligible = Doesn't eliminate a
    car trip
    Work or School Recreational walk/hike/bike ride
    Shop or Dine Running/Cycling as training or exercise
    the Gym or Park Walking the dog
    Visit friends/family etc.
    the Library  
    etc.  
     

  • All participants earn 1 point per day logged with an eligible mode, regardless of number of daily trips.
  • Each team member must log at least 4 days of an eligible transportation mode during the Challenge to qualify for any team prizes.
  • Prizes for the top 50 teams. Prize types will be allocated according to our Prizes Page. Weekly and monthly Raffles will be held for individuals.
     

Frequently Asked Questions:

Check out our FAQ page for more commonly asked questions and details about the Commuter Challenge.
 

What are the prizes?

Find out all you want to know about prizes on our Prizes Page.
 

Where do I register or log-in? 

Click the registration/log-in button, or go to www.TrafficSolutionsOnline.info

Download the Commuter Challenge Poster


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