Join Team UNO for Live Well Omaha’s Commuter Challenge. Ride the bus, carpool, walk or bike to work this summer. Join the challenge and track your progress through September 30.
Sign up and be sure to list in your profile University of Nebraska at Omaha as your school and/or workplace. Sign up now to enter to win prizes.
The goal of the Live Well Omaha Commuter Challenge is to encourage people to try active (and sustainable) transportation.
Dust Off Your Bike. You don't have to dress in spandex, and you don't have to put yourself in harm's way. Grab comfortable clothes and pick a bike friendly route using neighborhood side streets, bike routes or trails. Live too far away? Drive part way and bike the rest. Consider an errand that you could take via bike instead of car. We have a handy map and all kinds of tips and tricks available to help you get started.
Give Transit a Try. Did you know that most of Metro's Express Routes can get you from suburban Omaha to downtown in about 30 minutes? Imagine what you can do with your time if someone else is doing the driving - perhaps you could calculate the amount of money you saved that day in fuel and parking fees, compared to the cost of your bus fare!
Be Ready to Walk. Maybe you're lucky to live close enough to walk to work. If not, keep a pair of sneakers at your desk so that you can walk to lunch or for errands near your office. Extend your range of options by walking to the nearest Bcycle station, grab a bike and go.
Find a Buddy. Take a trial run carpooling and see how you like it.