Commuter Choice Award

Annually, the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) along with RTA  and Sustainable Cleveland encourage area institutions and businesses to submit details of how their population commutes to and from their location for the Commuter Choice Awards. This year, NOACA announced the award winners at the Sustainable Cleveland Summit in September. Stephanie Corbett, Director of Energy and Sustainability accepted CWRU’s Silver award.

CWRU has participated in the commuting contest since 2014 when it was established and even earned Gold in 2015. The Awards were created to recognize Northeast Ohio organizations that promote environmentally friendly commute options like transit, carpooling, bicycling, walking and telecommuting. CWRU does well in the competition because of its over 150 bike racks on campus, telework options, numerous UH Bikes bike-share stations nearby or on campus, as well as free or reduced RTA passes for much of the campus community.

In 2018, only one business earned Gold: Century Cycles, a local full-service bicycle sales, rental and repair store. This year, 29 organizations participated in the awards. Other award winners include:

  • Silver: Cleveland Museum of Natural History

  • Bronze: University Circle, Inc.; Cleveland Foundation; Cleveland Clinic; Rathbone Group, LLC; and Thompson Hine, LLC.

NOACA and its partners encourage Commuter Choice Award participants to boost their scores and encourage alternative commuting using the Gohio Commute website – a ride planning, matching, and logging tool. See our Gohio Tutorial to set up your own account.