Hey, Earth Rangers! Tired of the high cost of commuting? Try finding your ride match on the Smart Commute Tool!
The Smart Commute Tool is a free, easy, and non-commital online ride-matching service provided by Smart Commute. It rewards users for their eco-friendly efforts and tracks greenhouse gases and money saved by carpooling. Join the Earth Rangers Network and simply set your origin and destination for a regular or one-time trip. The Smart Commute tool will match you with others who have a similar travel plan. Users can search and view potential trip matches that are based upon a specific radius from beginning and ending locations. Best of all, the Smart Commute Tool rewards users for their eco-friendly efforts and tracks greenhouse gases and money saved by carpooling
Already carpool? Take advantage of HOV lanes and provincial carpool parking lots as meeting locations.
YRT/Viva: The 85 Rutherford/16th Ave. route services the Earth Rangers worksite. Exit the bus at Rutherford Rd/Pine Valley Drive and walk west on Rutherford Rd/Regional Road 73. Turn right onto Pine Valley Drive and continue walking 900 meters until you reach the worksite. Total walking time from bus stop: approximately 12 minutes.
If you live within 10 kilometers of work, active commuting may work for you!
Did you know that the average person can walk 1km in 10 minutes and can bike 1km in less than 5 minutes? Walking/running is one of the best ways to commute. It’s cost-free, emits zero GHG pollutants into the air and promotes physical health.
If you’re considering using your bike as part of your commute, why not “Rack it and Rocket” with the TTC? Bikes are stored at the front end of the bus. View a demonstration on TTC bike racks here.
If needed, improve your fitness by doing short evening rides to start, or try riding part of the way to work and taking public transit the rest of the way. Take a cycling course such as CAN-Bike (www.canbike.net), and read the Highway Traffic Act for information on cycling rights at www.e-laws.gov.on.ca.
Active commuting doesn’t mean you are limited to staying at work during your breaks. Try walking, biking, or taking transit to local stores during your break. Running your errands on lunch also means that you can go straight home after work.