Commuter Challenge 2024

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Commuter Challenge 2024

Wednesday, May 1 to Friday, May 31

Challenge complete! 

Commuter Challenge participants went above and beyond this year in finding sustainable ways to get to work! During the 2024 Commuter Challenge, which ran May 1 – 31, more than 450 people logged nearly 10,000 sustainable commutes. The challenge inspired people working in Ann Arbor to use sustainable transportation options to get to work, like walking, biking, carpooling, or taking the bus. 

Everyone’s dedication in finding alternatives to driving alone saved more than 77,900 pounds of greenhouse gases from entering our atmosphere. That’s enough to power 7 homes’ electricity use for one year, or to charge 2.3 million smartphones! 

We are also delighted to report that: 

  • Fifteen individuals won gift cards to area restaurants and shops by logging commutes and engaging with social media contests during the month of May
  • 451 people received vouchers for a free scoop of ice cream from Washtenaw Dairy for logging a sustainable commute
  • 94 people earned the Transit Trekker and 149 earned Bike to Wherever digital badges and iron-on patch
  • Five participants won gift cards for actions before or after the challenge


In addition to the individual prizes, dozens of local workplace teams competed in four size categories to record the highest percentage of employees logging a sustainable commute. The following winning 2024 Commuter Challenge workplace teams are being recognized for their efforts to embrace sustainable commuting:

  • 2-20 employees: Michigan Association of Planning
  • 21-49 employees: Workantile
  • 50-100 employees: Mathematical Reviews
  • 101+ employees: U-M School of Public Health Epidemiology Department


The 2024 Commuter Challenge would not be the same without the support of local businesses that contributed prizes or otherwise supported the challenge. 

Feedback is welcome as getDowntown looks to improve with each future challenge. Complete our short survey to share your thoughts or contact us by email at

Community members are invited to keep logging their commutes throughout the year at and to be on the lookout for future challenges from the getDowntown program.