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Hello Bike Month!

Bike Month kicked off with a resounding success on Bike to Work Day on Monday, May 28 that included the 29th Annual Bike to Work Day Group Commute and Breakfast. Over 4,100 people pledged online to bike to work that day, across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area. Pedal on! Did you bike to work […]

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Carpooling: Driving Together, Saving Together

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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Carpool Week 2018 – February 5 to 11

  Are you ready? Carpool Week starts February 5! Still driving alone to work? Ready to save time and money? Carpool Week is a great time to start or join a carpool. Save time! Carpoolers have the HOV advantage, cruise the HOV lanes and skip the congestion. Save money! Splurge on something other than gas. […]

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Smart Commute Week 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 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

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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Congratulations to the Smart Commute Award winners!

On November 19th, employers and Smart Commute offices from across the GTHA came together to celebrate the incredible work being done by Smart Commute employers to encourage and support sustainable commuting among their staff. Hosted at the St. Lawrence Hall, the inspiring evening was a chance to learn about innovative policies and programs that employers […]

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Ready for the Active Switch Challenge?

Active Switch challenges you to leave your car at home and choose an active transportation option to get to and from work during the week of October 19th -25th. During the Active Switch Challenge, log your ‘active transportation’ trips (walking, running, cycling, rollerblading, skateboarding, or other healthy, active ways of getting around) on the Active Switch […]

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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 Smart Commute Week is the perfect time […]

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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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