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3 Ways to Make Your Commute More Eco-Friendly

Posted by the Commuter Benefit Solutions Team July 09, 2018

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Have you ever wanted to save the environment?

Depending on your situation, there’s a number of ways your commute could have a positive impact. Transportation creates an incredibly large carbon footprint. But small actions by large groups of people can produce big results.

Here’s 3 areas to make your commute more eco-friendly.

1 - Bike to work

Biking to work is good for you and good for the environment, it also can be good for your wallet! Some organizations offer a $20 subsidy per month in bike maintenance and repairs.

Plus, employees save money on gasoline while getting in some early-morning exercise. And your workout will already be accomplished before you open your email.

2 - Public transportation

Commuting to work doesn’t mean you have to drive. While your commuter benefits does cover parking, there are plenty of other ways to get to work that are more friendly to the environment.

You can just as easily save money by using your commuter benefits for fares and passes on public transportation. Take a bus, subway, ferry, train, vanpool or trolley; commuter benefits work on all of them.

Commuters enjoy the benefits of reading, meditating or relaxing while the roads are clogged with cars, traffic jams and red lights.

Public transportation allows you to cut down on carbon emissions, and reduce costs on gas and tolls. Plus, the extra walking you’ll do from your transit stop to the office will have great benefits for your health.

3 – Shared Ride-hailing (uberPOOL, Via, and Lyft Line)

Do you and your colleagues use ride-hailing services? If not, it’s a good thing to consider if you don’t mind sharing a ride.

Using shared functions on ride-hailing apps allow you to enjoy incredible financial benefits not to mention taking a car off the road and helping the environment. With four riders in your shared ride, for example, you’re taking four cars off the road.

With commuter benefits, you can travel together in small groups sharing a ride to the same location. Commuter Benefit Solutions partners with Uber, Lyft and Via to offer an alternative way to commute to work through your employee program and the use of your prepaid commuter benefit debit card.  

If you want to reduce your carbon footprint, your commute is a good place to start. Best of all, you’ll be saving money on your commute! Learn more by downloading our infographic. 

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Topics: Green Living