What is Smart Commute?
Smart Commute is a program of Metrolinx (an agency of the Government of Ontario) with a goal to ease gridlock, improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while making commuting less expensive and more enjoyable. These goals help support the objectives in Metrolinx’s regional transportation plan, The Big Move. To date, more than 330 employers with 700,000 employees have signed on to the program and are designated as Smart Commute workplaces.
Smart Commute Brampton-Caledon encourages active and sustainable transportation by offering services and tools designed to make commuting easier for the employees of local organizations. We are a non-profit organization funded by key stakeholders from the area, along with other Smart Commutes around the GTHA in partnership with Metrolinx.
Our mission is to have a positive measurable impact on the environment by reducing vehicle travel, air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
Our vision is to promote sustainable, active transportation choices to all member businesses and their employees.
Our goal is to make commuting easier, healthier and more enjoyable.
Smart Commute actively works with large employers in the Brampton-Caledon, City of Mississauga, and Pearson Airport Area to understand their commuter’s objectives and specific needs. We have strategically fashioned resourceful integrated workplace programs and initiatives that provide businesses and their employees’ with valuable information and internal/external resources to promote and support sustainable transportation choices. It is our goal to reduce traffic congestion and to take action on climate change while significantly reducing a company’s overall carbon footprint.
Employers are provided with tools to encourage better commuting options including:
- Baseline Commuter Survey
- Site Assessment
- Customized Employee Commuting Work Plan
- Program Launch
- Promotional Campaigns & Incentives
- Smart Commute Employer of the Year Awards
- Smart Commute Tool – Trip Planning Tool
- Emergency Ride Home Program
- Workplace Program
For more information, visit smartcommute.ca.