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Low-car commuting means getting to work without using cars any more than you really want to. Options include public transit, carpooling, vanpooling, telecommuting, bicycling, walking and skating.


[edit] How to encourage bike commuting

[edit] 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:

  1. email and distribution list
  2. collaboration with property managers, PBOT and the BTA
  3. commuting workshops
  4. regular articles on the company intranet
  5. a bike-specific intranet site
  6. a branded letterhead and poster design
  7. a bicycle transportation information stand
  8. a bike commuter info flyer in the new-hires package
  9. assigned bike buddies
  10. participation in the BTA's Bike Commute Challenge
  11. 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.

[edit] 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.

[edit] See also

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