What is Smart Commute Central York?
Smart Commute Central York (Smart Commute CY) is a membership-based, non-profit program that works with organizations in northern York Region to promote more sustainable modes of commuting. We encourage employees to make transportation choices that help to reduce the stress on our lives, roads and the environment.
Smart Commute CY is a program of the Newmarket Chamber of Commerce and one of 11 Smart Commute offices in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. The program receives funding and support from Metrolinx (an agency of the Government of Ontario), the Regional Municipality of York and the Town of Newmarket.
To contribute to the economic, environmental, social and cultural sustainability of our community by helping local employers and commuters explore alternative sustainable modes of travel such as carpooling, public transit, active commuting (walking and cycling) and alternate work arrangements like telework, flex hours and compressed work weeks.
To ease traffic congestion by reducing single occupant vehicle trips.
To reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
To inspire commuters to embrace alternative sustainable transportation options like carpooling, public transit, cycling, walking, and teleworking to help commuters improve their health and save money on their daily commute.
To positively impact an organization's bottom line.