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Find Commute Options

Welcome to Smart Commute in York Region

Introduction

The Smart Commute program helps residents, employers and their employees get from A to B by exploring and encouraging travel options like walking, cycling, transit, carpooling and teleworking. The aim is to save you time and money on your smart travel choices!

Start exploring your travel options by joining the Smart Commute Tool by registering at the top right or download the app:

  • Find your local carpool match and trip planning by your travel mode of choice
  • Get support for planning your route, including a bike or transit buddy
  • Engage through events and a network of commuters across the GTHA
  • Access resources to get you started on walking, cycling and taking transit

Join our Workplace Travel Program!

Smart Commute provides a number of services and programs such as marketing, carpooling support, workplace led training, engagement events and customized commuter projects to organizations, including virtual and telework (work from home) support.

Contact your nearest Smart Commute office below to learn more about program offerings and membership benefits. The Workplace and Community-based Travel Program is delivered by three Transportation Management Associations (TMAs):

Smart Commute Community-based Travel Program

Smart Commute is a program of the municipalities in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. As a community-based program it is supported by York Region in partnership with the City of Markham, City of Richmond Hill, City of Vaughan, Town of East Gwillimbury and Town of Newmarket.

Tool Features

The new Smart Commute Tool intended to help residents, employers learn about their travel options, connect with like-minded people, find walking, cycling and transit mentors, and arrange carpools.

A variety of key features and functions of the tool supports sustainable commuting and healthy community outcomes. These include:

Carpool

Match with other users who are part of the same organization or have the same destination.

Trip Planner

Match with other users who are looking to walk to complete their logged trips by foot.

Trip Tracking

Login and being tracking your travel choices by distance, cost and emissions savings.

Trip Buddies

Match with other users to are looking for a partner to take transit or cycle together – ideal for first-timers!

Single-Trip

Find a rideshare for a single trip, attend an event, or to workplace on an irregular schedule.

Transportation Demand Management in York Region

By enhancing personal travel options within York Region and beyond through walking, cycling, public transit, carpooling and other strategies, more efficient use can be made of existing infrastructure. This approach referred to as Transportation Demand Management (TDM), shifts demand to a mix of travel modes and away from the busiest travel periods of the day. This approach contributes to reducing travel times, traffic impacts and vehicle emissions for everyone.

Visit the York Region Transportation Services webpage (see Transportation Demand Management) here.

  • Learn about your travel choices in York Region
  • Links to trip planning resources, including Cycling Maps, York Region Transit and Trail Guide
  • Encourage and participate in active and sustainable school travel in your community