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Gearing Up for Bike Month 2017

Gearing Up for Bike Month 2017

May 24, 2017

  Biking to Work: The Journey from Hamilton to Toronto Biking even part of the way can do wonders for your health and save you time. Meet Brad who lives in Hamilton, commutes via GO Transit to Toronto and then jaunts up to Metro Hall where he works. Brad uses a mix of biking, transit and […]

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Carpooling: Driving Together, Saving Together

February 1, 2017

Driving Together, Saving Together Each year Carpool Week encourages drivers across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) to try carpooling or, if they have an existing carpool, adding another person to the trip. The benefits of sharing the drive are many but the easiest to understand is drive together, to save together – money […]

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Smart Commute Week 2016

Smart Commute Week 2016

October 6, 2016

Between September 19 – 25 people were encouraged to try smart travel options such as walking, cycling, transit, and carpooling while getting from A to B. Smart Commute’s goal is to ease gridlock while helping those who live or work in the GTHA save time and money. Smart Commute works toward opportunities to generate real […]

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Bike to Work Day Winners 2016

August 5, 2016

Congratulations to Navneet Kumar, Serge Cherevko and Thomas Appleyard on logging their bike trips for Bike to Work Day 2016. These avid cyclists not only helped to reduce congestion by choosing an alternative mode of transit they also peddled their way to win a $500 VIA Rail pass each along the way! Combined the winners […]

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Bike to Work Day 2016

May 27, 2016

It’s that time of year again – time to dust off your bike and change your commute perspective. Bike to Work Day (Monday, May 30) is all about exploring cycling as a commute option. It is a sustainable option with countless benefits – why not give it a try? You may think that your commute […]

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Carpooling 101

February 3, 2016

According to a recent survey, 81% of carpoolers are satisfied with their commute. But what is carpooling exactly? This mode of travel, once synonymous with driving your child and their classmates to school, has made a comeback across North America. Carpooling was brought to the forefront of the sustainable travel discussion when the GTHA was chosen […]

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Smart Commute Awards 2015

Smart Commute Awards 2015

November 20, 2015

What a memorable night it was at the 9th annual Smart Commute Awards on November 19, 2015. The historic St. Lawrence Hall in Toronto made for a classy back drop for an evening focused on celebrating all things Smart Commute. Invited guests included staff from 13 Smart Commute offices/Transportation Management Associations across the region, representatives […]

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Smart Commute Week 2015

September 22, 2015

Smart Commute Week: Sept 21 to 27 Going places? Smart Commute is here to help! We are fortunate here in the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area (GTHA) to have so many transportation options at our disposal. From trains and buses to bicycle paths and carpool lanes, the GTHA has a growing network of travel options and […]

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Athletes aren’t the only ones who have been training for the Games

July 28, 2015

Businesses all across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area have been preparing their workplaces for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, to ensure business continuity and help staff prepare for the busier road networks. “We started planning several months in advance” says Kevin Phillips, Manager of Municipal Transportation at the Richmond Hill office of […]

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Carpooling for Gold

July 14, 2015

When their Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) office moved north of the city to Vaughan in February, Dana Fountain and his co-workers had no choice but to re-evaluate their commutes. Traveling from Toronto to Vaughan is far from a commuter’s paradise, as it requires the purchase of a more expensive and less convenient weekly […]

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Rethink Series: REROUTE your commute

July 9, 2015

What an exciting time to travel around the region this summer! With the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games a few days 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 and […]

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Rethink Series: RE-TIME your commute

July 3, 2015

What an exciting time to travel around the region this summer! With the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games beginning July 10 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 and explore […]

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Rethink Series: REDUCE your commute

June 30, 2015

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

June 25, 2015

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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It’s not too late to prepare!

June 15, 2015

The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games are coming to the Greater Golden Horseshoe region this summer. This will be the largest international multi-sport event Canada has ever hosted! It is anticipated that the Games will draw more than 10,000 athletes and officials, 250,000 visitors and 4,000 media  representatives. This means more people […]

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Cogeco Cable Canada gets Games ready

April 27, 2015

With the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games right around the corner, one Burlington company is already well prepared with strategies to ensure that their business is not adversely affected. Cogeco Cable Canada, a telecommunications company that specializes in telephone, internet and cable television, is based in Montreal and has a large regional office in […]

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Top 5 reasons to try carpooling

April 20, 2015

For the eighth year, Smart Commute presents Carpool Week! This campaign, held from April 20 to 26, encourages people to share the ride – and celebrates those who already do! Check out the top 5 reasons to try carpooling: Save $$ Two people, sharing a 50km (return) commute five days a week will each save […]

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Watch our Smart Commute tool video guides!

April 16, 2015

We just released 10 video tutorials to show you  how  to get the most out of our online tool. The videos explain how to explore your commuting options from A to B, find a carpool partner, track your impact, and much more. The video playlist includes: how to register >> the dashboard >> joining and […]

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Take ‘charge’ of your commute

February 26, 2015

Transportation accounts for approximately 25 per cent of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions, and some of the biggest culprits are cars and trucks. Fortunately, more and more Canadians are becoming ‘electri-curious’ – and many Smart Commute members are getting an inside look at just why electric vehicles may be the wave of the future. Recently, one […]

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Dashing Through the Snow

January 19, 2015

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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