News and Announcements

Way to Go seeks sponsors

Way to Go is looking for a few good partners: community-minded businesses that want to support healthy commuting throughout the Denver region! Take a look at the opportunities we're offering to support Bike to Work Day and Go-Tober: pick one or the other or both!

HOV 3+ begins

The Colorado Department of Transportation has increased the number of passengers required to use High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Express Lanes. Known as HOV 3+, the change began Jan. 1 and requires a driver and at least two passengers to qualify for free carpooling in the U.S. 36 and I-25 Express Lanes. Are you a carpooler looking to add a third passenger? Are you interested in forming or joining a vanpool? We make it simple on MyWaytoGo.org. Log in and search along your route to find a fellow commuter.

Second WaytoGoTober effort expands reach

The second annual WaytoGoTober campaign has launched with an expanded reach over last year's 25 companies. More than 40 metro-area employers are competing in this year's challenge, in which employees are encouraged to try something other than driving alone at least one day per week. Employees who carpool, vanpool, take transit, bike or walk at least one day each week in October and log their trips at mywaytogo.org are entered to win great prizes and also have the satisfaction of knowing their efforts are helping reduce congestion and air pollution in the metro area.

Visualizations show density, destinations of Bike to Work Day riders

Way to Go was lucky enough to partner with Strava this Bike to Work Day in order to create some visual representations of rider data to show the event's impact. Almost 10 percent of riders (about 3,000) used the Strava app the morning of Bike to Work Day, and GIS staff at the Denver Regional Council of Governments were able use that data to make this heat map and this interactive chord visualization showing rider routes.

First-ever Go-Tober comes to a close

During October, 25 organizations throughout metro Denver competed to get as many employees as possible to try public transit, biking, walking, vanpooling or carpooling. Employees were challenged to log at least four non-SOV (single-occupant vehicle) commute trips on the MyWayToGo.org trip-tracking website. Organizations competed in one of three categories, based on number of employees. The winner in the Going Strong category was Key Equipment Finance, with 77 of its 220 employees logging four or more non-SOV commutes.

Go-Tober Go-Team Challenge Set to Launch with Denver-Area Employers

Twenty-five area companies are ready to take on the first annual Go-Tober Go-Team Challenge! The challenge is dedicated to getting people to try new ways to commute smarter throughout the month of October. Employees are encouraged to track their commutes online, and the Way to Go team will keep track of which companies earn the most points by encouraging their employees to commute smarter – walk, bike, bus, train, carpool, vanpool by walking, biking, taking the bus or train, vanpooling or carpooling at least four  times in October.

Denver Water and Way to Go Team Up to Provide Commuting Solutions

On July 24 the Way to Go team hosted the first ever Punch! (puzzle + lunch) event at Denver Water, and it was a tremendous success. Over 70 employees attended this unique “lunch and learn” designed to make it easy to connect with their Denver Water co-workers with the goal of forming carpools and vanpools for their daily commute. Attendees were divided into teams based on their home addresses and then worked together to assemble puzzles and look for clues for their group’s game cards. Teams with the highest scores had a chance to win prizes. The result?