GTA residents told to opt for sustainable commuting

Smart Commute Week from September 19 to 25

smart_commute It is Smart Commute Week from September 19 to 25 and the City of Toronto is  encouraging people to commute in sustainable ways such as walking, cycling, taking transit, teleworking and/or carpooling.

Smart Commute is a Metrolinx program that aims to reduce single-occupant-vehicle trips, gridlock and vehicle emissions by promoting sustainable commuting. Delivered by partner organizations across the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area, including the City of Toronto, the partners engage employers and property managers in promoting sustainable commuting to employees and building occupants through a variety of programs and services.carpool

The City is also inviting the Toronto public to join in a Twitter-based scavenger hunt with daily photo targets and prizes. Commuters 18 years of age and older who live and/or work in Toronto can join the fun by following Smart Commute on Twitter at @SmartCommuteTO. Full contest details are available at http://bit.ly/2ctQZzG.

“The City of Toronto is investing in public transit, infrastructure improvements and other initiatives to relieve congestion and keep Toronto moving,” said Councillor Michelle Holland (Ward 35 Scarborough Southwest), Chair of the Parks and Environment Committee. “Smart Commute Week reminds us of the importance of sustainable commuting and the actions we can all take to help reduce emissions and congestion.”smart_commute2
Through its website, Smart Commute also offers information and a variety of resources, including a free online ride-matching service, to help the public explore options and make the switch to a more sustainable commute. More information about Smart Commute is available at http://www.smartcommute.ca. – CINEWS

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