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BCDCOG LowGoTober Commuter Challenge Offers Prizes for Smart Commuting



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Lowcountry residents who trade in driving alone for a more sustainable commute could win tasty prizes in October. That’s when the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments’ (BCDCOG) Lowcountry Go commuter services program is sponsoring the first-ever LowGoTober challenge. The event, which takes place October 22nd-26th, is aimed at encouraging commuters to try sustainable options for traveling to and from work by way of carpool, vanpool, transit, bike, walk, or telecommuting.

Participating in LowGoTober is easy:

  • Register with Lowcountry Go by visiting or downloading the Lowcountry Go app on Apple or Android devices.

  • Track trips each day (up to two, one-way trips daily) for a chance to win daily prizes. All trips must be logged by 8 a.m. the following day to be entered in daily drawings.

  • Keep an eye on the live leader board at The top LowGoTober challengers will be chosen at the end of the week for bigger prizes!

“The LowcountryGo program connects real commuters with real solutions, and now there is extra incentive to get started on a smarter commute,” said BCDCOG executive director Ron Mitchum. “The goal of this event is not just to encourage sustainable commuting, but to also cut down on overall traffic. We invite all residents to take the LowGoTober challenge during the week of Oct. 22-26 to help reduce congestion and be entered for great prizes.”

Prizes on offer as of October 1st, with list to be updated throughout the month:

  • Gift cards:

    • Xiao Bao Biscuit ($50)

    • Harris Teeter

    • Whole Foods

    • Triangle Restaurant

    • Ye Olde Fashioned

  • CARTA 30-day passes

  • Gas cards

Businesses interested in offering incentives should, anyone wishing to learn more about participating in the program should contact BCDCOG mobility manager Vonie Gilreath at


The Lowcountry Go Commuter Program is a regional partnership of the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments, the South Carolina Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration and employers and stakeholders in the Tri-County region. Working together, the program focuses on reducing traffic congestion and improving quality of life for our region.  This is a pilot program for the state of South Carolina. For the latest on Lowcountry Go, visit or like us on Facebook.


The BCDCOG is a voluntary association of, by and for local governments, and was established to assist Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester county leaders in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit, and coordinating for sound regional development. BCDCOG’s purpose is to strengthen the individual and collective power of local governments and to help them recognize regional opportunities, eliminate unnecessary duplication, and make joint decisions. For the latest on BCDCOG, visit, like us on Facebook or follow on Twitter at @BCDCOG.

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