Rideshare Month   October 2014

Rideshare Week  October 6 - 10

There are many places to go, things to see, and activities to enjoy in San Diego County. How about choosing a better commute to work — save money and gas, and recapture some time so you can make the most of it? Rather than driving alone, carpool, bike, walk, take transit, or vanpool. Go green; socialize with others; work, rest, read, or text while someone else does the driving.

October is Rideshare Month, when we celebrate these alternatives and their many benefits. San Diegans are invited to replace their solo drive and try a new commute.

Share your ride and share your story for chances to win great weekly prizes, including two grand prizes — a new bike! Is there a scenic walk or bike route you enjoy on the way to work? Is your carpool a fun crowd that deserves the spotlight? What’s your favorite part about ridesharing? We want to know about it! Get a head start – create a free iCommute account today and follow SANDAG on Facebook and Twitter. The social media sweepstakes will run throughout October; details will be posted later this summer.

Rideshare 2014 Corporate Challenge    

Organizations can get in on the the rideshare excitement too. Join the Rideshare Corporate Challenge — it’s a fun way to support transportation, parking, or environmental/green goals. Plus it can save your employees time and money, help reduce stress, and make them eligible for exclusive prizes. It’s a friendly competition among organizations in similar size categories where employees are encouraged to log their carpool, vanpool, walk, bike, or transit trips to earn points. The best part is that iCommute provides resources to all Corporate Challenge participants, at no cost: an eToolkit containing promotional materials, sample email messages, and tips/ideas to help you succeed. By joining the challenge and getting your employees to rideshare, your organization can earn points toward the new Diamond Awards.

This year, organizations that register for the Corporate Challenge will receive an incentive pack with freebies to distribute to participating employees! Register early, supplies are limited. Winning employers also receive recognition in a print ad in a regional newspaper and on the iCommute website, a commemorative plaque, and mention in a SANDAG press release.
See the instructions for more information. Register for the challenge today!

NEW! Rideshare Roadshow. The iCommute Rideshare Roadshow will make five stops in San Diego County, with an event taking place each day from October 6-10: 
  • Monday, October 6: Canari Cyclewear
    2471 Coral Street, Vista 92081
  • Tuesday, October 7: Wells Fargo Plaza
    401 B Street, San Diego 92101
  • Wednesday, October 8: Chula Vista Center
    555 Broadway #1019, Chula Vista 91910
  • Thursday, October 9: San Diego County Credit Union
    14099 Stowe Drive, Poway 92064
  • Friday, October 10: Westfield UTC
    4545 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego 92122
Stop by to find out what commute choices are available to you, sign up for a free iCommute account, and enter to win a bike from Bicycle Warehouse, valued at $450. Stay tuned for more details about the Rideshare Roadshow. 

iCommute is here to help

Not sure where to begin? We have tools and resources to help you get started.

For more information, call 511 and say “iCommute” or email iCommute@sandag.org

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