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.
News and Announcements
Our agency, the Denver Regional Council of Governments, just published its annual report on traffic congestion in the Denver region. This is, in a nutshell, why we do what we do: when we see that congestion is getting worse, we take action! Read the most recent report here.
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.
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.
Join Way to Go and the City and County of Denver at Union Station Friday, April 22 to celebrate Earth Day! Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. come to the station for an event focusing on My Home, My Work, and My Community. Read more.
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.
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.
The CarFit program is designed to help drivers find out how well they currently fit their personal vehicle, to highlight actions they can take to improve their fit, and to promote conversations about driver safety and community mobility. A proper fit in one’s personal vehicle can greatly increase not only the driver’s safety but also the safety of others. The inspection of your vehicle takes 20 minutes or less. You can schedule an appointment so you will be served at a time convenient to you.
Northeast Transportation Connections invites you to the third annual NE Walk Fest! Taking place on September 26 from noon to 4 p.m., this year’s Walk Fest will feature a community block party devoted to improving walking conditions, strengthening neighborhood connections and promoting neighborhood and pedestrian safety throughout Northeast Denver. The event includes 10 free themed walks, free music and food, a local art show, bookmobile, free shoe giveaway, and scavenger hunt.