First launched as an effort to encourage passersby to think about how we use urban space, PARK(ing) Day has become an international event inspiring residents and businesses to transform an ordinary metered parking spot into a public park.
Inspiring first-time riders to spin their wheels and supporting everyday cyclists, the annual Bike to Work Day (BTWD) celebration, held Friday, May 20, encouraged more than 17,000 commuters in the DC Metro area to trade in their four wheels for a bike ride in the sun.
Although Bike to Work Day has passed, this season offers commuters an ideal opportunity to try biking. Here are seven simple ways to create a bike-friendly workplace and culture while keeping your employees healthy and engaged throughout the year:
Do you have employees enrolled in the SmartBenefits® program who would like to use their commuter benefits for VRE or MARC commuter rail tickets? MARC and VRE do not accept SmarTrip® for fares but commuters can use SmartBenefits® (via a registered SmarTrip® card) to purchase MARC and VRE tickets via Commuter Direct.
Offering pre-tax transit benefits is a great way to help your employees save, but some aspects of the restaurant industry present special challenges for owners and managers.
There’s a new way for commuters to save on Metrorail and Metrobus fares. Riders can now enroll in the new SelectPass pilot program to receive unlimited rides if their Metro fares typically cost between $2.25 and $3.75 one-way. These commuters may save up to 20% while gaining unlimited access to the Metrorail system for workday travel and personal use. A discounted Metrobus add-on is also available.
In spring of 2015, local DC interactive agency, Threespot signed on as a “Gold-level” Capital Bikeshare corporate member. We decided to check in with Threespot’s founder, Bill Barbot, to get a glimpse of how he and his employees have been enjoying the bikeshare benefit.
For many organizations including the 100+ participants in the Department of Energy and Environment’s Smarter DC Challenge, sustainability is a key tenet of vision, mission and values. Earlier this month, goDCgo partnered with the Challenge to present a workshop on incorporating transportation into sustainability goals. Transportation accounted for 28% of greenhouse gas emissions in 2012 and those emissions are increasing faster than any cause, according to the EPA. So what can organizations do to facilitate change?