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Takeaways from the 2019 Ontario Bike Summit

My takeaways from the 2019 Ontario Bike Summit By Sonya De Vellis Here are some telltale signs that spring has finally sprung: daylight hours are a bit longer, tiny buds are sprouting from branches, and people are beginning to talk about cycling! Photo credit: EnviroCentre I had the opportunity to represent Smart Commute Markham, Richmond […]

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5 Must-Have (and Free!) Apps for Commuting Sustainably in York Region

If you’re looking to get to work sustainably, your smartphone is a powerful tool – especially if you live or work in York Region. Here are a few apps in particular that we at Smart Commute Markham, Richmond Hill (SCMRH) think you should check out to help you in commuting sustainably. Commute Tracker Available on: […]

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Riding Transit With Smart Commute Markham, Richmond Hill

Riding Transit With Smart Commute Markham, Richmond Hill Thinking about taking transit but not sure where to start? You’ve come to the right place! Taking transit allows you to save money, enhance your personal opportunities and avoid the stress of driving through traffic congestion. Follow the guiding steps below on everything you need to know […]

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Tweet, Tweet. Post, Post. Like, Like: Leveraging Social Media to Promote Sustainable Commuting

Tweet, Tweet. Post, Post. Like, Like: Leveraging Social Media to Promote Sustainable Commuting By: Samantha Maurice You see people with their smartphones texting, tweeting, posting their filtered selfies (no judgement!), DMing those they probably shouldn’t, YouTubing the latest viral videos or Pintresting their next D-I-Y projects. But here is some REAL NEWS … we operate […]

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The Smart Commute Tool

Track Your Trips, See Your Impact, Earn Rewards The Smart Commute Tool is an advanced online  tool to help you explore your sustainable commute, track the environmental and health impacts of your sustainable trips, and participate in workplaces’ commute challenges, contest, and earn points to redeem rewards by choosing sustainable modes like carpooling, transit, walk,, […]

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The Inside Scoop on Flexible Work Arrangements

RICHMOND HILL, ON – You may have heard the term “flexible work arrangements” before. But what are they, how can they benefit my employees and my business, and how can I implement them at my workplace? Flexible work arrangements refer to a combination of strategies that your business can use to give your employees flexibility […]

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Celebrating our Workplace Champions: Jonathan D. Law, Smart Commute Workplace Champion of the Year

MARKHAM, ON – On December 27, 2018, Metrolinx announced the winners of the Annual Smart Commute Awards on their blog, The Link. The award categories included excellence for workplaces, projects, and workplace champions, and the winners represent the best of the best in 2018 of the 350+ workplaces and 800,000 employees that participate in the […]

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Active Transportation Expo

Smart Commute Markham, Richmond Hill (SCMRH) and the City of Markham would like to thank everyone who attended the 2nd annual Active Transportation Expo on Friday, June 8 at the Markham Civic Centre. Over 90 people attended the expo, with 79 attendees participating in walking, cycling and public transit tours. These tours featured the newly implemented infrastructure in Markham, such […]

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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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