By: Diane Benjamin
Original story: https://blnnews.com/2019/05/09/driving-must-end/
The McLean County Regional Planning Commission held a contest with prizes for people choosing to use some transportation method other than cars.
Keep in mind, MCRPC is funded by government. In the real world that would disqualify people associated with where funding comes from. The MCRPC’s job is to “plan” sustainable development. They are the people behind “Bring It On Bloomington” that failed to get people to participate but set policy based on the opinions of the few who did. https://blnnews.com/2014/09/19/bring-it-on-bloomington-flops/
The winners have been announced, some of them have an obvious conflict of interest. The biggest is Michael Gorman. He recently resigned from the MCRPC Board because he claims to be moving to Chicago. Were people who never drive a car allowed to participate? Since Gorman was behind bike lanes, does he even own a car?
Some of the other people are employees of the government agencies – like Beth Wisman, Jason Querciagrossa, and Troy Sondgeroth. You can probably identify more.
Below is the winner’s list announcement:
Thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s Good To Go Commuter Challenge! We had 72 participants log 716 trips, prevent 0.86 tons of CO2 emissions, burn 38K calories, and save $1.1K!.And for the part you’ve all been waiting for, below are our prize winners!.These three will each have a trophy made for them to show off:The individual with the most trips logged is Michael Gorman.The team with the most trips logged is ISU Pedaling People.The employer with the most trips logged is Town of Normal..The $200 Visa gift card goes to Troy Sondgeroth..The $50 Visa gift card for most walking trips goes to John Hendershott.The $50 Visa gift card for most biking trips goes to Michael Brown.The $50 Visa gift card for most transit trips goes to Jeff Holtke..Daily WinnersMonday’s $25 Visa gift card goes to Chris Homan.Tuesday’s $25 Visa gift card goes to Patricia Gudeman.Wednesday’s $25 Visa gift card goes to Emily Klay.Thursday’s $25 Visa gift card goes to Beth Whisman.Friday’s $25 Visa gift card goes to Jenny Keigher.Saturday’s $25 Visa gift card goes to Jennifer Williams.Sunday’s $25 Visa gift card goes to Michael Gorman..Mode of the Day WinnersMonday – Bike $25 Visa gift card goes to Sam SpenceTuesday – Walk $25 Visa gift card goes to Tammy HansenWednesday – Transit $25 Visa gift card goes to Devon LovellThursday – Carpool $25 Visa gift card goes to Nichole LindFriday – Telecommute $25 Visa gift card goes to Angela WiltshireSaturday – Bikepool $25 Visa gift card goes to Pat KuebrichSunday – Social Media $25 Visa gift card goes to Bobby Nash Castillo.The following individuals each won a $10 gift card to Green Top Grocery:Larissa ArmstrongPatsy Mayer.The winner of a $25 gift card to Green Top Grocery is Angela Wiltshire.The following individuals each won a Bike BloNo TShirt (size large):Tom ShadidJeff HoltkeKaren FurrhPat Kuebrich.The following individuals each won a Bike BloNo TShirt (size medium):Jason QuerciagrossaBrendan O’NeillNichole LindJennifer WilliamsGina Hunter.The following individuals each won a Bike BloNo TShirt (size small):Karen FurrhDeb SkillrudBobby Nash Castillo.The following individuals each won a Bike Share 309 Gift Bag:Patsy MayerDavid Johnston.The following individuals each won a 30 Day Connect Transit Pass:Joel StudebakerDeb Skillrud.The following individuals each won a Connect Transit Gift Bag:Gina HunterRebecca GossardJane NovacekKerri CalvertJohn Hendershott.The following individuals each won an OSF Gift Certificate for 1 Free Cooking Class:E Michelle WuBarb CoxThe winner of the Farmer’s Market Gift Bag is Heidi Krebsbach