Being stuck in traffic or in a construction zone is a dull way to spend your commute. Walk, roll or bike to work, or take advantage of Saint John Transit’s wifi.
This National Environment Week, take the Commuter Challenge. Change the way you get to work. June 5 to 11, the City of Saint John is sponsoring the Commuter Cup. Get your co-workers or your community together and register at saintjohn.ca/commuterchallenge to win!
Construction season complicates everyone’s commute. One of the many ways we can help make the commute better for everyone is to encourage alternative modes of transportation – particularly active transportation and transit. These alternative ways of commuting also reduce green house gases and reduce the wear and tear on infrastructure in our region. Rather than vehicles with a single-occupant traveling the streets, people are traveling in mass transit or under their own power. Even carpooling makes a difference.
The City of Saint John’s Employee Sustainability Team is on board with the challenge, and is coordinating a competition between City departments. For more information, please contact program co-ordinators Jody Kliffer and Leah Robichaud at 632-6846, or email saintjohn.ca.
Promotional posters and resources to make the challenge a little easier (including a special membership rate from the Canada Games Aquatic Centre for commuters needing a quick change after their run or bike ride and a discount for employer-sponsored passes from Saint John Transit) are available at saintjohn.ca/commuterchallenge.
Feet, wheels or bus – what moves you?