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Maintain to Prevent Pain – Bicycle Repair Options

By Sonya De Vellis Even the most experienced cyclists know that if you plan your route, apparel and accessories perfectly, there’s still a chance that you may encounter bike problems during your ride. To help reduce the possibilities of your bike breaking down, I’ve assembled a list of things you can do to ensure you […]

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Hosting a Webinar with Smart Commute Markham, Richmond Hill

Hosting a Webinar with Smart Commute Markham, Richmond Hill By: Calvin Cheung Smart Commute Markham, Richmond Hill (SCMRH) has traditionally provided custom designed commute-related workshops to help our workplaces raise awareness in alternate commuting options through on-site workshops and presentations. These workshops are usually hosted during lunch hour and requires a lengthy time commitment for employees […]

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This summer and fall, take the Lake to Lake Cycling Route and Walking Trail

This summer and fall, take the Lake to Lake Cycling Route and Walking Trail By Sonya De Vellis If you have commuted anywhere along Leslie Street between Major Mackenzie Drive in Richmond Hill and John Street in Markham in recent years, you may have noticed ongoing road improvements, mainly on the west side of the […]

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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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