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On the right path: Program aims for sustainable transportation

After a quick coffee in uptown Normal, Sara Hoffee of Bloomington checks for phone messages before loading her bike bag and heading to her next job. She works on both the ISU and IWU campuses, Wednesday, May 1, 2013. (The Pantagraph, Lenore Sobota)

BLOOMINGTON — Sara Hoffee doesn’t need the Good To Go Commuter challenge to inspire her to use “sustainable” transportation. She has commuted by bicycle for years.

But she hopes the challenge, which starts Saturday and runs through May 17, leads others to discover what she sees as the advantages of commuting by bike.

“You’re not going to get caught in a traffic jam,” said Hoffee, of Bloomington. “It makes me healthier.”

She also sees minimizing environmental impacts and limiting use of fossil fuel as “our responsibility for living here.”

But you don’t need to be a cyclist to take part in the weeklong Commuter Challenge.

Mike McCurdy, Good To Go coordinator, said, “Everything except driving alone counts.”

That includes car pooling, traveling by bus, skateboarding, walking or any combination of those, he said.

Good To Go is a year-round community project sponsored by Illinois State University’s Office of Sustainability and WGLT public radio, where McCurdy is program director. The idea is to encourage people to try different modes of transportation to improve their health and the environment, he said.
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