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The Great Commuter Challenge

On Your Mark. Get Set. Commute! York Region and Smart Commute Markham, Richmond Hill encourage local workplace employees to try sustainable modes of transportation in The Great Commuter Challenge.  By: Samantha Maurice Date: Wednesday, September 6 2017 What do you get when you combine a driver/carpooler, transit rider and cyclist on the corridors of Highway 7? […]

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Smart Commute Week 2016

The Smart Commute Week Survey has closed! Thank you to everyone from our Markham and Richmond Hill workplaces that submitted responses to the 2016 Smart Commute Week York Region Survey between September 19th and 30th! We are very pleased to announce that the York Region survey received 3,050 responses! Markham and Richmond Hill workplace employees […]

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Rethink Series: REDUCE your commute

What an exciting time to travel around the region this summer! With the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games less than a month away and the weather warming up, there is no better time to rethink the way you travel. Smart Commute is calling all you Greater Golden Horseshoe region folks to rethink your commute […]

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Rethink Series: RE-MODE your commute

What an exciting time to travel around the region this summer! With the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games less than a month away and the weather warming up, there is no better time to rethink the way you travel. Smart Commute is calling all you Greater Golden Horseshoe folks to rethink your commute and […]

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Dashing Through the Snow

It may be cold outside, but that’s no excuse to hibernate! We checked in with Smart Commute’s resident year-round cyclist, Katie Wittmann, for her top tips for winter cycling: Layer, layer, layer! For my hands, I’ve found the best combination is a thin wool liner glove with windproof mittens on top. You won’t have as […]

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Smart Commute Awards

Smart Commute recently held its 8th annual Smart Commute Employer of the Year awards in Toronto, recognizing local businesses for their outstanding efforts to help employees get to work by walking, cycling, taking transit, carpooling and telework instead of driving alone. Markham tech company AMD was the winner of the York Region Smart Commute Employer […]

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Frustrated with your commute? There’s a tool for that!

Gridlock, wasted time and poor air quality all point to a problem commuters face daily in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). To the rescue comes a new online tool developed by Smart Commute that is aimed at steering people away from drive-alone trips by helping them explore other options. The innovative tool, launched this week, […]

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Smart Commute Week 2014

September 22 to 28, 2014 During Smart Commute Week, try out our new tool to explore your options from A to B, match your trip with others or track the impact of your travel choices. Check it out on your mobile device while you’re on the move! Learn more about all your options, and share your experiences […]

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Carpooling

If you commute by car in the GTHA, this section is for you, your wallet and peace of mind. In 2011, CarpoolZone.ca helped commuters save $769,000 and prevent 270 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions every month. Two people, sharing a 50 km (return) commute five days a week will each save $54 on gasoline alone in one month (based on gas […]

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