Thank you to all the workplaces and individuals that made the effort to participate in the Commuter Challenge from June 3-9. Your dedication and enthusiasm were much appreciated!
The Comox Valley achieved sixth place in BC based on participation per capita (0.18%) and we had the second highest number of workplaces registered in BC at 104. In addition, 152 people tracked their commute (from the 206 employees and 18 individuals that were registered). Overall, 1.2 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions were avoided from being released into the atmosphere during the week, and 536 L of fuel were saved.
Congratulations to the winning organizations in the following categories:
Large Organization Category Winner (over 30 employees): Dairy Queen Courtenay with 28% participation (199 km)
Medium Organization Category Winner (11-29 employees): Presley and Partners with 32% participation (53 km)
Small Organization Category Winner (3-10 employees): Coastal Physiotherapy with 100% participation (148 km)
Mini Organization Category Winner (1-2 employees): Medley, Lang and Associates with 100% participation (121 km)
Individual winner ($200 GC to Quality Foods): Andrea Daughertry, Wee Care Puntledge (usual mode of transport: transit)
Commuter prize winner (Commuter bag and swag, $150 value): Silvercare (usual mode of transport: drive alone)
Transportation Mode Results
6608 kms were tracked during the Commuter Challenge. Cycling was the highest mode of transportation tracked during the Commuter Challenge (37%). The second highest tracked mode was telecommuting (34%), however one organization that tracked over 2,000 kms telecommuted from Victoria, skewing the results. Carpooling accounted for 17%, walking accounted for 7% and transit accounted for 4%, with scooters accounting for 1%.
Thank you to our sponsors
This event would not have been so successful without the generous support of these sponsors:
Comox Valley Regional District
The Comox Valley had the second highest number of workplaces registered in BC with 95 businesses and 194 registered participants that travelled over 4,500 km by bus, bike, transit or carpool, saving nearly a tonne of greenhouse gas emissions from entering the atmosphere.
View a commuter testimonial from Ruth Billington of Comox Medical Clinic, who won the commuter prize in 2017.
Large Organization Winner (over 30 employees): London Drugs
Medium Organization Winner (11-29 employees): BC Assessment
Small Organization Winner (3-10 employees): Green Valley Aromatherapy
Mini Organization Winner (1-2 employees): Pod Creative
Commuter Prize Winner – Comox Medical Clinic
Social Media Prize Winner – Pieter Vorster
Lindsay Eason, Comox Valley Commuter Challenge Coordinator