Getting Around

Winnipeg Transit bus & bike rack (Source: www.winnipegtransit.com)

Travel is part of our daily life – to the grocery store, library, a friend’s house or the movie theatre. You need to get there, but you don’t want to sit and stew in traffic, or burn a lot of gas and money in the process. Find an option that fits your schedule and budget.

Walking and cycling

Pull on your comfy running shoes or tune up your bike to discover how easy, fun and fast it can be to get to work on foot or by bike.

Transit

Taking the bus is an inexpensive and easy way to get around. If you haven’t tried it in a while, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by all the new features. Try transit!

Carpooling

Share a ride sometimes or every day. Drive always, sometimes or never. Whatever your reasons, carpooling can work for you.

Telecommuting

Put in a full day of work without even leaving the house. You can save yourself the time and stress of the daily commute by working from home.

Fuel efficient driving

Reduce your fuel consumption, save money at the pump, and at the same time reduce CO2 emissions. Learn more about ecoDriving!

Active & Green e-newsletter

Sign up to receive the Active & Green e-newsletter, published 3 x per year. Hear about the latest news and events in Winnipeg related to green commuting.

Practical Living Tips

Green Action Centre’s Top 10: Winter Eco-Actions

Check out Green Action Centre staff’s top 10 things that we do to leave a lighter footprint (and have a lot of fun) in the winter!

2015 Commuter Friendly Workplace Award Winner

Congratulations to Stantec Consulting, winner of the 2015 Commuter Friendly Workplace Award

Plan your commute

The week of the Commuter Challenge is a perfect time to try…

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News

Pedalling with my pooch

A dog can add lots of activity to your life, but that often means traveling to parks and paths in your car. This year, I vowed to get out with my dog on my bike!

Commuter Challenge – Need to Know

Everything you need to know about Manitoba’s 2016 Commuter Challenge.

Office Bike Fleets

Wouldn’t it be great if you could bike to your nearby meeting? Start an office bike fleet program, and next time, you can!

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Research

Less driving: Boosting bottom lines and productivity

Employees today are less interested in a long commute and more interested in employers that offer alternatives to depending on a car to get to work. Avison Young presents arguments why it benefits corporations to pay attention along with three key strategies to minimize personal vehicle use.

Active commuting improves psychological well-being

Want to improve your mental health? This longitudinal survey from the UK shows a positive link between walking, cycling and even transit with psychological well-being.

Lack of exercise responsible for twice as many deaths as obesity

While this study reveals that physical activitiy is even more damaging than…

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Links

David Suzuki at Work

The David Suzuki Foundation has created a great tool and resource for any and all eco-minded business women and men wanting to empower their co-workers into building a sustainable workplace.

Bike Winnipeg

Bike Winnipeg provides the latest news on commuter cycling issues, upcoming events, and tons of resources to advocate for improved cycling conditions in your community. And much more!

Victoria Transport Policy Institute

The Victoria Transport Policy Institute offers a wealth of information on sustainable transportation for free on its website to help improve transportation planning and policy analysis.