News and Announcements

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.

Where to Go, What to Do - CarFit Program

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.

Where to Go, What to Do - NE Walk Fest

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.

Champions on the Move - Top 20 Employer Challenge

Who doesn’t love a little friendly competition? With more than 800 businesses participating this year, the Bike to Work Day Employer Challenge has become a much- anticipated tradition for companies of all sizes across the region. Organizations see who can put forth the greatest effort to register their workforce on the Bike to Work Day website and compete in four different categories based on company size. The 2015 Business Challenge enjoyed strong participation throughout the region with the largest increase in employer participation coming from Denver with 2300 employees biking to work.

Back to School with Schoolpool

The 2015-16 school year has kicked off and is shaping up to be the biggest year ever for Way to Go’s Schoolpool program. More than 130 schools around the region work with the Way to Go team to match students and families who live close to each other and could share a ride to school. Schoolpool lets parents share driving responsibilities with neighbors and provides a list of people they can contact, for full- or part-time carpooling. The program also serves as emergency transportation in case of bad weather, illness or car trouble.