June 5 – 11, 2022
A week-long challenge that encourages Canadians to choose active and sustainable modes of transportation.
Explore your sustainable travel options that help benefit people and the planet, such as; walking, running, wheeling, cycling, rollerblading, taking transit, carpooling, and telecommuting.
All you need to do is register and log your sustainable and active transportation trips throughout the week of June 5 – 11 to participate and win prizes!
Clean Air Day Events
We are celebrating Clean Air Day X Commuter Challenge with a variety of “Pop-up Pit-Stops” on June 8, 2022.
You can expect to see us at the following locations:
- True North Square for Lunch & “Lawn” Games;
- Nonsuch Brewery for Beers & Bike Repairs with Natural Cycleworks;
- AND at the Legislature Grounds for your Clean Air Commute!
Register for the Commuter Challenge to be the first to get all the information on these exciting events!
For Our Planet
Commuting by car is the largest single source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Manitoba. GHG emissions are the leading cause of climate change and air pollution.
For Our Health
Less than half of all Manitobans get enough physical activity. Using sustainable transportation allows people to incorporate physical activity into their daily routines.
For Our Wallet
The average cost to own and operate a vehicle can range from $8,500 – $11,500 or higher each year based on the typical 18,000 km driven. Choose alternative modes to save money.
Covid-19 has had a significant impact on mobility. The Commuter Challenge centers on getting active and experimenting with new modes of sustainable transportation. With the simple joys of walking and cycling being discovered or rediscovered by many, we hope you will continue to explore the ways to safely get around and build healthy habits long-term. Health authorities advise that people stay active and get fresh-air for their mental and physical health; this week-long challenge will help emphasize the importance of that.
We are working on a hybrid model of in-person activities, shared experiences, and online resources for participants to utilize and have the options to enjoy the Commuter Challenge to their own personal levels of comfort.
See transportation advice from the Province of Manitoba here. Please keep up to date with local and provincial wide restrictions surrounding covid-19, ensure you are following all current public health regulations and adapt your activities accordingly. More information on current restrictions are available here.
How Teams Work for 2022
Teams do not necessarily mean that you do the activities and kilometres together, but that you work together for a collective goal of making a positive impact to the environment. Take part in how you feel comfortable while following any current health restrictions and advisories.
Teams can be your household bubble where you do activities together. Friends and family can make it a friendly competition between each other to beat team members distances, colleagues can reconnect in a fun way while each tries a new activity and compares experiences, and workplaces can show their initiative to get their employees moving to contribute as a whole, these are all new, fun and different ways people can (re)connect through shared experiences and collective goals. Each individual participant’s km’s can be logged into their total team (or workplace) count, for better chances to reach the goal and win prizes.
Ways to Get Involved
We want to see the Commuter Challenge continue to grow in Manitoba. We need your help to do that!
Bring Commuter Challenge to your Community!
We provide the resources and support to help you champion sustainable commuting within your community.
Bring Commuter Challenge to your Workplace!
We provide the resources and support to help you champion sustainable commuting within your workplace.
What we did in 2021
Manitoba was named the top province in Canada, coming out on top for most workplaces, participants, and kilometres!
KG of CO2 Avoided
If your workplace wants to;
- Increase brand awareness
- Demonstrate a commitment to sustainability
- Practice social responsibility
- Support a local environmental NGO
- Help grow Commuter Challenge
Consider becoming a sponsor.