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Sudbury claims sixth in Commuter Challenge

For the past three years, Greater Sudbury has participated in the Commuter Challenge, competing against cities of a similar size across Canada.
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Commuter Challenge organizers, from left, are William Crumplin (LU), Samantha Baulch (Rainbow Routes), Rachelle Niemela (Sudbury Cycles), Jennifer Babin-Fenske (Earth Care), Thomas Merritt (LU), Brett Buchanan (LU), Deb McIntosh (Rainbow Routes), Patrick Blouin (LU) and Veronique Charbonneau (LU). Supplied photo.
For the past three years, Greater Sudbury has participated in the Commuter Challenge, competing against cities of a similar size across Canada.

This year, Greater Sudbury came in sixth in Canada in its population category by walking, cycling, taking transit and car pooling June 1-7 and recording participants' commutes. A total of 162 participants representing 28 organizations saved 837 litres of fuel and 2006 kg of CO2 and they burned 156,117 calories.

This year, the Commuter Challenge organizers recognized representatives from Laurentian University who burned a whopping 36,973 calories.

Employees of Greater Sudbury had the largest number of participants at 46 walkers, cyclists, transit users and carpoolers.

Next year, Greater Sudbury will take Gatineau for fifth place, said Rainbow Routes Association in a news release.

For more information on Commuter Challenge Week visit www.commuterchallenge.ca.


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