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      goDCgo is an initiative of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) that encourages the use of sustainable transportation. We provide complimentary transit resources and consulting services to DC organizations and commuters. Our goal serves to decrease traffic congestion, improve air quality and create a better quality of life in the DC area.
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      Summer Move-In? No Sweat!

      June 27, 2019

      Now that we've entered peak move-in season, it's a great time to welcome your new residents with transportation information to get acquainted with the neighborhood. When residents move to a new home, they must figure out new commutes to work, local travel options, and how they'll run errands. All of these trips lead to the overall happiness and satisfaction of residents in their new home. As the saying goes, “location, location, location,” so help your residents be confident in their choice by providing transportation information, and highlighting the travel options that are easily accessible from your community....

      How Are You Celebrating America’s 243rd Birthday?

      June 25, 2019

      What better place to celebrate America's birthday than the nation’s capital? Washington, DC is home to some of the best Fourth of July celebrations in the country. We observe the holiday with plenty of events including the Independence Day Parade, the Nationals baseball game, and of course watching the epic fireworks display on the National Mall....

      Season Finale: The 2019 Ambassador Awards

      June 05, 2019

      goDCgo has made it through awards season! We celebrated DC employers on April 4th, hotels on May 23rd, and last but not least, our residential complexes on May 30th....

      #ICYMI: First-Ever Hospitality Ambassador Awards

      May 30, 2019

      In case you missed it, goDCgo recently held its 1st annual Hospitality Ambassador Awards ceremony to recognize DC hotels for their exceptional commitment to sustainable transportation. Hosted at Velo Café in the Wharf, we were joined by hotels from neighborhoods throughout the city like Downtown, West End, Adams Morgan, and Georgetown. The morning was full of networking, award recognitions, and an entertaining and informative tour that highlighted attractions to share with guests....

      goGREEN to saveGREEN

      May 28, 2019

      Summer is almost upon us, which means more sunshine for bike riding. Join the movement to grow the DC bike community and ride with purpose by pledging to goGREEN to saveGREEN! Here’s the simple math, goGREEN by riding a bike and saveGREEN by leaving your car at home. Those simple steps can have instant benefits such as improving your health, reducing pollution, saving travel time, and the cost of vehicle maintenance. Also, in DC, riding a bike can get you around faster than a car, especially during high-traffic periods like rush hour or during special events....

      It's Biking "May"hem!

      May 07, 2019

      May is observed as Bike Month which celebrates biking in communities across the nation. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling and goDCgo is encouraging everyone to give it a try! Spring is a great time to start biking and there are a number of initiatives and local events happening in our city to help you get rolling on two wheels....

      DC Circulator is Going Wild!

      May 06, 2019

      Let your wild side out for a ride. The DC Circulator has launched a Zoo Express Bus – its first-ever summer bus service to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo! Starting May 4 through September 30, 2019, this bus will provide FREE express service between the Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan Metro Station and the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. The new service closes the ½ mile transit gap between the Metro and the northwestern portion of Connecticut Ave, providing access to the Zoo and all the shops, restaurants, and hotels in the area. ...

      Bike to Work Day is Back to Business

      April 30, 2019

      As the cherry blossoms turn and the thermometer ticks up, you may notice more cyclists in city bike lanes. This can only mean one thing – Bike to Work Day is quickly approaching! On Friday, May 17, goDCgo and many other local organizations and businesses will be celebrating bicycling as a clean, fun, and healthy way to get to work – and you’re invited! Before we share registration information and locations for the celebratory events, let’s reflect on how far biking has come in the nation’s capital....

      Top 3 Takeaways from the Employer Ambassador Awards

      April 29, 2019

      On April 4, 2019, goDCgo held the 3rd annual Employer Ambassador Awards ceremony to recognize DC employers who demonstrated an exceptional commitment to sustainable transportation. This year’s winners had robust commuter benefit programs, reduced the stress of commuting for their employees, and showed impressive results supported by data. Here are the top 3 takeaways revealed during this year's ceremony: Someone is 6x more likely to bike with peer and bike infrastructure support. Keynote speaker, Shengyin Xu from the World Resources Institute (WRI), shared that her company deploys an employee travel survey every year to calculate their individual carbon footprint related to commuting. By learning from that data and using the information to bolster on-site amenities and perks, WRI learned that having on-site bicycle racks and peers who regularly commute by bike were the most influential supports for getting an employee to bike. Employees can get an average 2 additional weeks per year in time back by participating in telework. Winner of goDCgo’s Telework Award, Washington Gas, found that employees who participated in their telework program saved over 160 hours by working from home instead of spending time in traffic – that’s the equivalent of two weeks’ worth of vacation time.  True champions create teams. Workplace and institutional change are heavy-lifts; both the U.S. Government Accountability Office (Bike-Friendly Workplace Award Winner) and the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters (Rideshare Award Winner) advocate for commuter support by cultivating social networks within their organizations. At the U.S. GAO, an employee bike taskforce volunteers to support new bike riders and works with administrative staff to expand bike parking in needed areas. At the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, small teams of over 1,000 carpoolers and 375 vanpool groups collectively advocate up the chain leading to premium parking for rideshares and agency support.   With over 800 companies offering pre-tax commuter benefits and over 200 enrolled as Capital Bikeshare Corporate Members, supporting sustainable transportation options is becoming the norm among DC employers. To learn how you can start or enhance your transportation benefits to attract and retain top talent, contact goDCgo today!...

      Get on Board for Public Transit!

      April 17, 2019

      Join us on April 25, 2019 for National Get on Board Day to show your support for public transportation! Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association, Get on Board Day is a new national awareness and advocacy day that is all about generating awareness of and increasing support for public transportation among riders and non-riders alike....

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