How you can help your employees walk to work

      October 31, 2017

      While the District is well-known for its avid and fiercely loyal biking community and amenities, did you know DC is also well-equipped for walkers? In fact, the city is so well suited for walkers that it was recently designated as a Gold Level Walk Friendly Community by WFC.   The Walk Friendly Community is a national recognition program developed to encourage cities across the US to develop and support walking environments with an emphasis on safety, mobility, access, and comfort. DC is proud to be one of 63 cities in the country with such a designation and one of just 15 with a Gold level designation.   This is a great chance to talk with your employees about the great benefits of walking to work. Specifically, be sure to mention: 96 percent of DC’s population lives within a quarter-mile of a bus stop or half-mile of a rail station meaning that even if they don’t want to walk the entire commute, they can at least walk a portion! DC’s Downtown Business Improvement District led the effort to develop a citywide wayfinding signage system to make walking around the city as easy as possible, aka no one will get lost walking to work. A recent study found that people who switched their commutes from driving to walking experienced greater well-being, specifically a greater ability to concentrate and felt less stress overall. goDCgo is your number one resource for education about sustainable transportation choices for employees. Find out how goDCgo can help your organization today. ...

      who knew a taxi could be so scenic?

      October 17, 2017

      The Wharf is officially open....

      Travel For DC Employees Just Got A Lot Easier

      October 12, 2017

      Are you a DC employee? Good news!...

      capital bikeshare adds stations in wards 7 & 8

      October 10, 2017

      Last month, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser cut the ribbon on eight new Capital Bikeshare stations in Wards 7 and 8 in Washington, D.C. The ribbon cutting, which took place on Capital Bikeshare’s seventh anniversary, was led by the DC Department of Transportation (DDOT) and was attended by both the Mayor and the interim Director of DDOT....

      Overcoming the First Mile, Last Mile in DC

      October 09, 2017

      FMLM may sound like a confusing medical term, but in the world of public transportation, it stands for “First Mile/Last Mile.” Getting to/from the primary mode of travel is a prevalent challenge that nearly all cities face while trying to plan for, and increase, the use of public transit. It can be a huge hurdle and is often what prevents people from using public transportation to begin with. First Mile, Last Mile refers to the commute distance from a person’s home (or starting point) to the transportation site and following the commute from said location to their final destination. For example, someone commuting into the District from Reston who wants to ride the Metro needs to get to the station from their house, ideally without driving alone in a car, and there’s oftentimes no perfect solution....

      Top cycling situations to avoid

      September 26, 2017

      Cycling is one of the healthiest and most fun ways to get from point A to B. To ensure your ride goes as smoothly as possible, you should always avoid some common “tricky situations” that may lead to collisions with motorists. Wearing a helmet and signaling is always a must, but here are some situations to look out for when riding alongside traffic:...

      Dockless Bikeshare in the District: FAQ’s

      September 25, 2017

      By now, you might have heard that DDOT is allowing private companies to operate dockless bikeshare in the District. The six-month demonstration project will determine if dockless bikeshare will be allowed to remain in the District, and how such businesses would be required to operate. Many have had questions regarding this new service, so we’ve answered the most common inquiries below. Should you require more information, please contact [email protected] ...

      leave the car at home

      September 20, 2017

      International Car Free Day is only a few short days away on Friday, September 22, 2017. People across the world in over 40 countries will come together and leave the car keys at home for a day to do their part in making the world a little more green and the roads a lot less congested....

      How are you preparing for Car Free Day?

      September 11, 2017

      Mark your calendars! Friday, September 22 is Car Free Day. Celebrated around the world, this is a free event in which people are encouraged to get around town without driving alone in cars. The entire community is invited to take different modes of transportation such as train, metro, bus, carpool, or bike. Or, maybe cut the commute completely and telework. The goal is to reduce traffic congestion, create a greener environment, reduce the demand for gasoline, and help people save money and reduce stress! Over 1,500 cities in 40 countries will participate in Car Free Day 2017....

      New Capital Bikeshare Docking Stations to Meet the Needs of Tourists

      September 08, 2017

      Capital Bikeshare con 15th Street NW and M Street NW, convenient for the Loews Madison Hotel and Westin Washington D.C. City Center; 15th Street NW and Constitution Avenue NW, convenient for attractions along the National Mall, including the new National Museum of African American Culture; Virginia Ave and 25th Street NW, convenient for the Watergate Hotel and University Inn, Washington D.C; and New stations in Georgetown including Potomac Street NW and M Street NW and 31st Street NW and K St NW, perfect for those exploring this historic area.   If your hotel or tourism site would like to promote Capital Bikeshare to your customers, goDCgo can support you so please contact us....

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