October is Rideshare Month

Rideshare Week is October 6 - 10

October is Rideshare Month, when we celebrate the many benefits of alternative commutes, such as carpool, bike, walk, public transit, and vanpool. San Diegans are invited to save time and money, reduce stress, and get fit by replacing their solo drive with a new commute.

Share your ride and share your story during October 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. Then during October, share your alternative commute story on Facebook.com/SANDAGregion, use #RideshareSD on Twitter, or snap and tag photos from your green commute on Instagram with #RideshareSD and @SANDAGregion. View complete rules here.

Rideshare 2014 Corporate Challenge

Micro:         Circulate San Diego
Small:         Parsons Brinckerhoff
Medium:     RECON Environmental
Large:         Port of San Diego
Macro:        UTC Aerospace Systems
Mega:         Sharp HealthCare
Results through October 17

Organizations are in on the rideshare excitement too. Rideshare Corporate Challenge is a fun way to support transportation, parking, or environmental/green goals. Employees of participating organizations can save time and money, reduce stress, and be eligible for 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. Congratulations to the employers listed above for leading their size categories after the first 10 days of the challenge!
iCommute provides resources to all Corporate Challenge participants, at no cost, including an eToolkit with materials encourage employees to try a new commute. Organizations who joined the challenge also can earn points toward the new Diamond Awards employer recognition program

This year, participating organizations are receiving incentive packs with freebies to encourage employee participation. Freebies include bike safety checks from Bicycle Warehouse, free Rapid passes (in select areas), Dave & Buster's coupons, free meal certificates from Wahoo Fish Tacos, and more.  

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 details. Registration closed on Friday, September 26 at 4 p.m. 

NEW! Rideshare Roadshow. Thank you to everyone who visited an iCommute Rideshare Roadshow near them during National Rideshare Week, October 6-10. Visitors enjoyed free snacks and music, learned about the commute choices available to them, and entered to win a bike from Bicycle Warehouse, valued at $450. Visit our Facebook page to see photos from the five Rideshare Roadshow events.

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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