From Portland Afoot
 How to encourage bike commuting
 Successful tactics at Regence
Regence, one of the Northwest's major medical insurance providers, uses many tactics to encourage bicycling in its workplace. At a Smart Trips Business event in August 2011, Regence's Timothy Morita-McVey offered the following list of methods, ranked by estimated effectiveness:
- email and distribution list
- collaboration with property managers, PBOT and the BTA
- commuting workshops
- regular articles on the company intranet
- a bike-specific intranet site
- a branded letterhead and poster design
- a bicycle transportation information stand
- a bike commuter info flyer in the new-hires package
- assigned bike buddies
- participation in the BTA's Bike Commute Challenge
- an internal commute challenge, called the "Tour de Regence"
Morita-McVey said using these methods over two years had boosted bike commuting from about 30 to 40 commuters to about 100 bike commuters, out of a total four-state workforce of 6,000.
 Things this page should have eventually
- Tips and links on how to encourage transit, telecommuting, foot/skate commuting, carpooling and vanpooling.
- An overall low-car benefits section.
 See also
- Smart Trips Business
- transportation management association
- subsidies for low-car commuting
- best employers for low-car commuters
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