get moving and reap the rewards.
Not only do riding a bike and walking save on transportation costs, reduce the number of vehicles on the road and pollution in our air, they also have incredible health benefits. Commuters who bike or walk experience health benefits from increased exercise, decreased stress levels, and improved mental health. In fact, if it takes you 30 minutes to walk to and from work, you would burn an average of 360 extra calories per day or 700 extra calories if it takes half an hour to bike round trip.
Click 'Find My Route' to find the best commute path for you, or to find a walking/biking partner if you'd rather not walk or bike alone.
WHY BIKE OR WALK?
Leaving behind your car to pull on your walking shoes or grab your bike can impact your wallet, your overall health, and your sense of well-being. Read below for more reasons to make the change.
+ Reduce your carbon footprint
If we all used alternative transportation one time a week, we'd reduce the number of cars on our road by 20%. That's a lot of pollution kept out of our air and fossil fuels conserved!
+ Improve your health
By combining your commute time with physical activity, you'll add excercise into each day, every day. The benefits of increased excercise are incredible - weight loss, reduced stress, better overall health, and more. So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and get moving!
+Free up your money
Invest in a good pair of shoes or a bike and that's all you'll need to spend. By choosing to power your own commute, you'll save significantly over the cost of driving your own car or commuting in other ways. How would you spend the money you save?
+ Emergency Ride Home
Never worry about missing a ride home. Our Emergency Ride Home program will make sure you get home if you have an emergency, fall ill, or if you simply need to stay later than normal at the office. Who doesn't love a little peace of mind?
+ Skip The Gym
When you bike or walk, you'll be able to skip the gym time and spend less time sitting in traffic and more time enjoying the scenery and the excercise. Who knows, maybe you'll listen to the birds sing or smell some flowers. Not bad for a day's commute.
Emergency Ride Home
Though you may never need it, you have a ride home if an emergency ever strikes.
Emergency Ride Home (ERH) is available when:
- You or an immediate family member gets sick or has a severe crisis.
- You have unexpected overtime.
To Qualify for ERH, you must:
- Create a MyCommuterCrew.com profile and log your past 30 days of commuting.
- Be a part-time or full-time employee.
- Have shared a ride (vanpool or carpool), taken the bus, biked or walked to work on the day the ride is requested.
Registering is Easy, the Ride is Free
After you create a My Commuter Crew profile and log your previous commutes, you are able to print a free voucher good for a taxi ride home. You may use the service up to six times or $300 per calendar year, which ever one comes first. You can only print a voucher on the day of the emergency. Detailed instructions for the service are provided once you register. ERH users are responsible for the taxi driver’s gratuity.