The Cool Commutes Competition began in 2007 with the goal of encouraging Bay Area employees to use alternative modes of transit such as taking public transit, carpooling, vanpooling, bicycling, walking, and teleworking rather than driving solo to work.
The response was successful with Bay Area companies and other employers participating in the competition to reduce their carbon footprint. Cool Commutes was one of a dozen initiatives the Leadership Group initiated in the past with the goal to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lessen our dependence on foreign oil.
Tips to Organize or Improve an Existing Alternative Commute Program
- Best Practices shared by managers of highly-successful programs
- Tips for getting started
- Monthly Cool Commute Newsletters
- Presentation materials from our January 2006 Workshop