Give a person a bike lane, and they can cycle for miles. It's incredible how much faster you can get from point A to point B in a crowded city when you're on a bike compared to being in a car. So what benefits do you get by encouraging your workforce to commute on two wheels? Let's talk about it.
Transportation has been in the spotlight for being one of the main contributors to global pollution. Cars, specifically single-occupancy vehicle cars, have been the poster child for increased carbon emissions, and it's true — not driving a personal vehicle is the biggest change an individual can make to have an impact. But the solution can't be centered around individuals. Major corporations are responsible for more pollution, particularly in relation to air travel, than any single person could be.
TransitScreen and our new app CityMotion are focused on simplifying your travel and commute within urban areas. Personally, I am in a different city nearly every week. I visited 30+ airports in 2018, and getting downtown from each had its unique challenges. Which train or bus gets me downtown? Do Uber and Lyft operate here? Where do I stand to wait for my rideshare driver to arrive? Do I need a bus to get to my rental car? Am I missing another mode that gets me downtown just as quickly, but more sustainably?
The cost of replacing an employee is higher than ever — up to 33% of a person's salary! At the same time, 1 in 4 people have left a job because of the terrible commute. Because of these trends, companies are trying to make the commute more flexible to attract higher talent. College graduates and young professionals are taking advantage of this when it comes to where they live, with the ability to find a place farther from the office and seek out alternatives to a traditional commute.
Valentine's Day is great reminder to show loved one just how much they mean to you, so why not send some love your employee's way? Need a little inspiration or not quite sure where to start — here are some companies that have some great programs!
As Pats fans gear up for another Brady-Belichick showdown, Atlanta gears up for an influx of people — not just any kind of people, sports fans. Two major concerns that come with any major event: traffic and drunk driving. What's Atlanta's plan for combating Super Bowl LIII?