A week-long, friendly competition among local areas businesses and organizations will soon return to the streets of Eugene. The Business Commute Challenge (BCC) encourages people to walk, bike, bus carpool, or tele-work for their daily commute as an alternative to driving alone. Participants have the opportunity to win great prizes, have fun, promote teamwork, and help reduce carbon emissions.
The 2017 BCC will be held May 13-19. Point2Point coordinates the event and the City of Eugene serves as a sponsor. There are eight Eugene teams registered so far: Cultural Services,Library, Public Works and Roosevelt, Public Works Downtown, Finance Division,Recreation, Planning and Development, and City Manager’s Office. Don’t see your team on the list? Create a new team and be the captain!
In 2016 and 2015, the Eugene Public Library won first place in their size category. In 2015 Eugene Public Works Engineering came in second! Last year, more than 2,800 people representing 269 teams participated in the Business Commute Challenge. In just one week, BCC participants reduced single-person car travel by more than 83,000 miles and kept more than 85,000 pounds of carbon dioxide from being released into the environment.