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. ...

      Travel For DC Employees Just Got A Lot Easier

      October 12, 2017

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

      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....

      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....

      Get Active on the Klingle Valley Trail

      August 29, 2017

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      Who's Ready for a (Green) Challenge?

      April 20, 2017

      In an effort to encourage awareness for green commuting, the Big Green Commute is an organizational challenge encouraging the adoption of eco-friendly travel to and from work.  For several years, ZGF Architects has sponsored an internal competition among its six offices (Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, New York, Washington, DC and Vancouver, BC) to see who has the greenest commute. This competition, dubbed the Big Green Commute (BGC), has evolved over the years into a week-long effort that now includes other DC firms and organizations....

      Take a Walking Meeting to See the City in Bloom

      March 16, 2017

      Spring is in the air. What better time to get in some steps, enjoy pleasant weather and take in the beauty of DC’s world-renowned cherry blossom trees?...

      Winter Walking Safety Tips

      January 11, 2017

      From sleet and ice to snow and slush, District pedestrians need to get where they’re going regardless of the conditions. ...

      A Road Map for Sustainable Transportation

      September 28, 2015

      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?...

      Summer Restaurant Week: Know Before You Go

      August 18, 2015

      DC’s Summer Restaurant Week (Aug 17–23) is in full swing. Now through Sunday, participating restaurants are offering three-course prix-fixe lunches for $22 and dinners for $35. Thrillist DC has compiled a list of “The 16 Most Important Restaurants in DC” based on the restaurants’ impact on the DC dining scene. Luckily, seven of those 16 restaurants are participating in Restaurant Week....

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