Registration is open for the Denver region's favorite start of summer commuting event, Bike to Work Day! Thousands of riders with differing levels of experience bike commuting, many of whom will be trying it out for the first time, are expected to take to streets and bike paths that day.
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Registration is open at biketoworkday.us for people who want to host stations for riders or lead efforts at their businesses to get people involved. We're holding holding an open house Tuesday, April 23 for company coordinators and station organizers to get hands-on assistance and pick up promotional materials to spur registrations from riders, who will be able to sign up starting May 1. Although you're welcome to stop by our office any time between 7:30 and 10 a.m.
In another effort to improve traveler and worker safety along the 18-mile long construction zone of Interstate 25 between Monument and Castle Rock, rush-hour travelers now can help maximize their commute time by taking advantage of I-25 MyWay, a new partnership between the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Denver Regional Council of Governments. I-25 MyWay is offering transit, vanpool and carpool incentives to commuters willing to try a new mode of transportation between Colorado Springs and Denver.
Winter Bike to Work Day is Feb. 8, 2019! Please commit to riding and help us put Colorado on the world map as champions of bike commuting. The site is winterbiketoworkday.org, and making a commitment is simple and quick.
Bustang, the Colorado Department of Transportation’s interregional express bus service, begins service between Colorado Springs and the Denver Tech Center (DTC) Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. In addition to serving one of the largest employment centers along the Front Range, expanding the number of trips between the two cities will help to relieve commuter traffic along Interstate 25, including the 18-mile Gap segment currently under construction between Monument and Castle Rock.
Congratulations to all the companies who participated in the 2018 Go-Tober challenge! Fifty-eight companies throughout the metro area participated in our annual friendly competition to see which could get their employees to log the most commutes by transit, carpool, on their bikes or their feet. Of those, more than 2,000 took at least one trip during the month of October using a method other than driving alone, and 1,899 made the goal of at least one day per week.
What better time to consider your commute options than when the days get colder and hours of sunlight grow shorter? When the day is icy, a bus or train is already preheated for your comfort! When it's dark outside when you leave the office, a carpool buddy makes the trip home a little brighter. Even better, a van full of friends to help you shake off the day and arrive at home feeling more cheerful. Let help us you find friends to ride with and transit trips at mywaytogo.org.
Fall in Denver means it's time for the 2018 Go-Tober Challenge! The challenge involves getting businesses across the metro area to encourage their employees to try a different way of getting to work at least once a week during the month of October. Take a carpool, start a vanpool, bus, bike...we've even seen people who rode their horse to work during Go-Tober! It's fun and friendly, and a great way to look a different way of commuting.
Back to school doesn't have to mean back to traffic this year. Let Schoolpool help you find or form a carpool with other families in your area. Our award-winning Schoolpool program uses a secure online platform to match campus families for carpooling or walk and bike buddies. Share the responsibility of getting kids to and from school, cut down on drop-off and pickup traffic and enjoy a bit more flexibility. Introduce the next generation of commuters to sustainable transportation!