Special Events - Transportation & Sustainability
Corporate and community events can be a great opportunity for companies and employees to try a new way to get to work, celebrate those already driving less, and/or launch any new initiatices. There are three types of events:
1. Events organized by others where companies are invited to participate:
Bike to Work Week (May and November)
Bike to Work Week encourages avid cyclists and new riders alike to sign up, log their commutes, win prizes, and be a part of making Metro Vancouver a better place to live, work and play. Reducing road congestion, improving personal health, morale and team building, while connecting with their communities are a few of the benefits realized by Bike to Work participants.
Bike to Work Week is a program of HUB: Your Cycling Connection, with support from TravelSmart.
Commuter Challenge (June)
The B.E.S.T. Commuter Challenge, an annual week-long corporate event, held during National Environment Week that is a great way to try commuting sustainably. Employees in registered workplaces commute sustainably and record their trips to and from work using an easy online trip tracker to check their progress. Based on these results, workplaces and individuals can win prizes.
Commuter Challenge is a program of B.E.S.T., with support from TravelSmart.
2. Events hosted by others that you could invite your employees to participate in:
Crazy Sustainable Commute (September)
Crazy sustainable commuters deviate from the norm for a day by biking, busing, or walking their way to and from wherever they were going. Some take it a step further by dancing to work, unicycling, canoeing, or taking transit for 6hrs! Some even put the challenge out to their friends and colleagues by racing each other using different forms of sustainable transportation.
TravelSmart supports the Crazy Sustainable Commute
3. Events hosted by your company/property manager to enhance the knowledge and understanding your employees have of their transportation options, could be designed to, among other things:
- give them hands on experience using the transit and cycling trip planning tools;
- receive cycling skills training; and/or
- run a carpooling clinic and sign up for ridematching services.
4. If you are already organizing an event for staff on themes of sustainability, health and wellness, or town halls, we will help you identify how to best deliver the latest information about travel options.
Contact us to help place the latest tools, tips and services in the hands of your employees.