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Old 02-05-07, 02:52 PM   #1
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Just won $100

Here in Georgia we have the "Clean Air Campaign" where you can log you commute alternative. They give you $3 per day for your first 90 days in the program (up to $180) and they have monthly drawings. I started in late September and I received $171 for my first 90 days (I skipped a few days), I won a $25 visa gift card another month, and now today I won the $100 visa gift card prize.

Oh and for Feb they giving away $25 target gift cards for the most frequent commuters in different catagories at work here and since I'm the only biker here it'll be another $25.

Not a bad haul.
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Old 02-05-07, 02:59 PM   #2
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Sweet, I wish they had that where I live.
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Woah cool! How do they make sure you're on your bike though?
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Old 02-05-07, 03:08 PM   #4
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It's an honor system. Plus in the contract you sign it reminds you that since it's a federally subsidized program if you cheat and you get caught it's a federal offence.
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Old 02-05-07, 03:29 PM   #5
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There was a guy here last year who won $10,000 from a co-worker who bet him he could not bike commute every day for a year!

Or so he said...
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Man, I just checked that out online and I am not eligible. I live in Bibb County Georgia(Macon) and that is outside of the 20 county Atlanta Metro area. Oh well. I was hoping to try this and earn some cash. It could have helped compensate the price of my bike.
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Old 02-06-07, 03:28 AM   #7
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Sweet, I wish they had that where I live.
No, you don't. There's a reason why they have a "clean air campaign"....
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Congrats on the cash.


I'm not eligible for the program. I work for the Atlanta Bicycle Campaign (non-profit) and we receive part of our funding from the Clean Air Campaign.

For Atlanta area bike commuters: check with your employers about this and other "rewards" programs.
There are several other organizations that offer rewards (see the list below). Check with them for additional rewards. If you work OR live in their geographic area, you're eligible.

Midtown Alliance (midtown area of Atl)
Central Atlanta Progress/Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (downtown Atl)
Buckhead Area TMA (Buckhead area)
CCTMA (Emory University area)
Perimeter area
Cumberland area
Atlantic Station area
Cobb County area

You can also call the Clean Air Campaign and ask if there is a group/organization is your part of town that offers additional perks.

There are a few others but I can't recall them right now. I'm at home.
Send me a PM if you want contact information.
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No, you don't. There's a reason why they have a "clean air campaign"....
Heh, good point. The air's that bad, then??
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Anyone who works for the State of Washington should look into the Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) program that provides a $2/day subsidy for commutes other than single occupant car, such as Bicycle, Bus, car pool, walking. It takes a group of 100 potential participants to get started (my office had just over 100 employees with only 3-6 cyclists plus a handful of carpoolers/bus riders/motorcyclists who actually took part) but $2/day up to $120/quarter is a nice subsidy for our cycling addiction. We only started this in my office a few years before I retired but I found it worthwhile. Don
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I'm part of the Clean Air Campaign also. I've one the $25 1 time in the past year. That was in June.
Have not won again since, but it made for some nice free lunches.
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Heh, good point. The air's that bad, then??

Yeah..during the summer you pretty much have to eat the air as its not very breathable
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The problem in Atlanta is mostly ground-level ozone. http://www.air.dnr.state.ga.us/tmp/e...ex.php?yr=2006

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September 30th marked the end of the 2006 smog season, the five months each year when metro Atlanta is more likely to have days with unhealthy levels of air pollution. This year was the region’s most active smog season since 2002, with 31 days when high ground-level ozone put some or all of us at risk. In 2002, 37 days exceeded air quality standards, while last year we experienced just 17 “bad air” days.
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