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Warm up your commute in 2023 by participating in Winter Commute Month! In February, there are events, our Emojis on Twitter contest and chances to win!

Events:
As students prepare for Winter Walk / Roll to School Day on February 1st -consider taking a stroll or roll and logging your commute on the  Smart Commute Tool . You will be entered for a chance to WIN one of five $50 VISA gift cards.

Cycle or roll to Gore Park on February 10th and celebrate Winter Bike Day between 7:30am-9:30am. There will be refreshments and great company!  Log  your cycling journey and you will be entered for a chance to WIN one of five $50 VISA gift cards.

Activity:
Post Your Work Commute Story In Emojis For A Chance To Win! Emoji your commute story on Twitter with the hashtags #MyWinterCommute and #HamOnt and you will be entered for a chance to WIN one of five $50 VISA gift cards.

Sample Tweet:

Log a trip:
In February, if you log a sustainable commute as a trip on the  SmartCommute.ca app,  you will be entered for a chance to WIN one of five $50 VISA gift cards.

Welcome to Smart Commute in Hamilton

The Smart Commute program is customized to meet the needs of the community and your organizations to reduce congestion and act on climate change. Smart Commute helps businesses and the community improve their employees’ commutes by providing the support, resources and incentives to boost cycling, walking, carpooling and transit ridership. 

Programs and Services

Smart Commute offers customized programming to encourage employees to make the switch from driving alone to more sustainable forms of transportation such as biking, walking, carpooling, and taking transit. Learn more about what we offer our employers here.

As a Smart Commute partner, you can take advantage of:

  • Dedicated Smart Commute staff who will work with you to bring Smart Commute programs and services to your workplace
  • Annual campaigns to encourage your employees to explore their commuting options
  • Support for new hybrid work models and your return to office planning, including telework and work from home programs
  • Virtual and in-person events and workshops for your employees
  • Emergency Ride Home - Employees at Smart Commute workplaces who commute in a sustainable way and have an unforeseen emergency, can be reimbursed up to $75 for emergency transportation costs to get home quickly

Join Us!

If you’re an employer or property manager interested in becoming a Smart Commute client, email us at smartcommute@hamilton.ca.

We’d be happy to connect with your team to provide more details and discuss how we could best support your organization.

Explore travel options with the Smart Commute Tool

The new Smart Commute Tool can help commuters explore their travel options, connect with others, find cycling and transit mentors, and arrange carpools.

Key features include:

Download the SmartCommute.ca app

  • Find rideshare partners
  • Log your commute on the go
  • Enter contests and win prizes

Read the Smart Commute Tool User Guide

Learn about new features, how to log trips and benefits of using the trip logging and ride matching tools.

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COVID-19 Information for Commuters

Time to start planning how you'll commute?

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Thank You To Our Regional Partners