What is Smart Commute Hamilton

Smart Commute Hamilton is an association led by the City of Hamilton which works with local businesses and community organizations to provide programs and initiatives that encourage the use of active and sustainable transportation.  The initiative takes immediate action on climate change and health in the GTHA through transportation efficiency, policy development and infrastructure renewal.

Our services

Smart Commute offers a wide array of services to make commuting easier in the GTHA.

  • Carpooling and vanpooling: exclusive ridematching programs for employers
  • Site assessments and surveys to understand employee commute behaviour
  • Shuttle programs
  • Emergency Ride Home (ERH) programs
  • Employee work arrangement solutions: telework, compressed work weeks and flex hours, workshops, lunch and learns and seminars
  • Incentives and promotions
  • Bike Month, Smart Commute Week and other fun events

Your savings

In just five years, Smart Commute  users have saved over ten million dollars and prevented  24,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions; the equivalent of about 9 million bricks. Watch your own savings grow as you plan the best trip here.

Our members

Smart Commute Hamilton has 23 workplace members, representing over 92,000 commuters.ourmembers

Our Plan

Smart Commute Hamilton developed a business plan to guide the organization from 2015 to 2016. The plan sets four ambitious goals and corresponding actions that will help support our workplace members. Smart Commute Hamilton 2015 – 2016 Business Plan.

 

Background

Smart Commute Hamilton began in 2005 as a local office of the regional Smart Commute program, under the auspices of Metrolinx. Since that time, Smart Commute Hamilton has seen tremendous growth. The Transportation Management Association continues to add new employer members, most recently welcoming the CAA-SCO and the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce. Smart Commute Hamilton also organizes a variety of events throughout the year to promote alternatives to single occupancy vehicle use. Employees of our partner employers, as well as the general public, continue to benefit from the programs and initiatives of Smart Commute Hamilton.

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Smart Commute by the Numbers

As of 2013 annual report:
  • 17 employers
  • 89, 395 employees and post-secondary students
Carpooling:
  • 730,000 Vehicle Kilometers Travelled avoided
  • 158,000 Green House Gas savings
  • $471,000 Commuter savings

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