Commuter Services

Outreach program of I-494 Corridor Commission

Free Bike to Work Week Celebrations!

Join us on June 15 or 16 from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

REI - BLOOMINGTON

Wednesday, June 15 • 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. at REI 494 & Lyndale, Bloomington
• BIKE CHECKS drive train, chain, brakes & tires
• SNOW CONE & ICE CREAM TRUCK FREE snow cones or ice cream treat
• GIVEAWAYS & REGISTER FOR PRIZES

Stay after the event for an REI class on Bike Commuting Basics - begins at 6:30 p.m. Please register for this free class here.

PURGATORY CREEK PARK PAVILION - EDEN PRAIRIE

Thursday, June 16 • 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. at Purgatory Creek Park Pavilion 13001 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie
• BIKE CHECKS drive train, chain, brakes & tires
• SNOW CONE & ICE CREAM TRUCK FREE snow cones or ice cream treat
• FREE bike commuting 101 class at 5:00 p.m.
• GIVEAWAYS & REGISTER FOR PRIZES

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Attendees who sign up for the Commuter Challenge at the event are welcome to enjoy a free snow cone or ice cream treat from the Kona Ice truck, compliments of Commuter Services. Please note: There will be no treats or any other food or beverage items available for purchase from the Kona Ice truck.

Take the Commuter Challenge!

Grand Prizes:
$500 Visa Gift Card - Xbox One - GoPro LCD HD - Apple TV

Between now and June 30, challenge yourself to try a new way! Try it once. Take the bus or train, bicycle, carpool, or walk instead of driving alone to work or school.

 

Click here to participate.

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State of the Commute Employer Summit

Friday, May 13
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Mall of America - Parkview Meeting + Event Center
Bloomington

Topics Include:
• Briefing on the FULL closure of 169 for 12 months beginning November 2016 between Edina and Hopkins
• Transit Updates
• Bicycle Commuting Programs – Learn how other companies have implemented programs
• Hear how the MOA implemented a robust commute benefits program for employers and tenants
• Network with other companies implementing commute programs
There is no cost to attend

Please RSVP to Melissa Madison: melissa@494corridor.org or 612.749.4494

Stay for a fun evening of bowling and networking with Commuter Services and fellow employers, compliments of Commuter Services.

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2016 Commuter Choice Awards Luncheon

Thursday, April 28
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Centennial Lakes Park, Hughes Pavilion
7499 France Ave. S.
Edina, MN 55435

Watch for more details about the awards event this spring.

If you started or enhanced commuter benefits programs at your company or organization this year or know of an individual who advocates for transportation options, consider submitting a nomination for a Commuter Choice Award!

Click here to RSVP

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Our First Commuter of the Month

Michael Centinario - City of Bloomington

“I grew up in southeast Wisconsin where there is not much of a biking culture. Going to college and grad school in Madison, Wisconsin, I started to use a bicycle as transportation, but it was not until my wife and I moved to the Twin Cities a few years ago that I considered myself a cyclist. I work for the City of Bloomington, live in South Minneapolis, and take full advantage of the trails and bike lanes along my route. We should never be satisfied with the amount of bike infrastructure we have, but the investments the region has made in bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure is impressive and makes commuting on two wheels a much safer and more enjoyable experience.

There are several reasons why I bike commute: to save money on gas, to stay relatively fit, to feel invigorated by fresh air, and to do something, albeit small, to reduce my environmental impact. My goal this year is to bike commute at least 1,500 miles before I hang up the bike for next winter. Becoming a new father in the next few weeks will undoubtedly eat into cycling time, so we’ll see if that is realistic, but I hope to get out when possible between diapers and late nights. ”

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Congratulations to the April Monthly Prize Winner!

Dawn Skalecki - Health Partners
Apple TV

“I'm thankful to work for an employer who allows the flexibility to telecommute. It's helpful when I need to focus on specific projects.”

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Facebook Winner!

Seana Wall - Marketplace Events, Edina
Fitbit

"We're carpooling to save on gas, to take a car off the road and because we love spending time together."

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Twin Cities Telework Week

November 16th – 20th 2015

Pledge to telework between November 16th - 20th

Employers receive a free Telework Tool Kit and free consulting

Details at: www.twincitiestelework.com

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2016 Events

  • January - $110 Transit Pass Prize Drawing for people pledging to use an alternative to driving alone to work at least one time in the month of January
  • February - Fitbit Prize Drawing for people pledging to use an alternative to driving alone to work at least one time in the month of February
  • March - iPod Touch Prize Drawing for people pledging to use an alternative to driving alone to work at least one time in the month of March
  • April - Apple TV Prize Drawing for people pledging to use an alternative to driving alone to work at least one time in the month of August
    Commuter Challenge
    Commuter Choice Awards Event is April 28
    Earth Day is April 22
  • May - Commuter Challenge
    State of the Commute Employer Summit is May 13
    National Bike to Work Day is May 20.
    Commuter Services also celebrates Bike to Work Week in June (see below)
  • June - Commuter Challenge
    Commuter Services’ Bike to Work Week is June 13-17.
  • July - Prize Drawing for people pledging to use an alternative to driving alone to work at least one time in the month of July
  • August - Switch My Trip
    Prize Drawing for people pledging to use an alternative to driving alone to work at least one time in the month of August
  • September - Switch My Trip
    Penn Fest is September 18 from noon to 4 p.m.
    Edina Open Streets is Septemeber 25 from 1 - 6 p.m.
  • October - Carpool to Work Month
    - Switch My Trip
  • November - Prize Drawing for people pledging to use an alternative to driving alone to work at least one time in the month of November
  • December - Prize Drawing for people pledging to use an alternative to driving alone to work at least one time in the month of December

**Additional events will be added throughout the year