October’s cooler weather makes it great to go for a stroll!  Walking is fun, engaging and has many health benefits including improving lung and heart health.  It can be an appropriate activity for many and requires little or no equipment.  

That is why Smart Commute Hamilton is hosting “WALKtober”
So dust off your comfortable walking shoes and get ready to step it up!
Smart Commute Hamilton challenges you to celebrate WALKtober by getting outside and getting active.  You will be entered to win one of 3 $75 gift cards.  

Walking ideas include:  organize a work walking meeting, take a hike with your dog, park your car a further distance and walk the rest of way. 

To enter the WALKtober challenge, log your walking trip(s) on the Smart Commute app between Monday October 17th to Monday October 31st for your chance to win!

Open to anyone who registers for the Smart Commute app.

There are three categories of prizes:
1) Most kilometres walked
2) Most improved
3) Randomly selected winner
Click here for the WALKtober Info Package
Why sign up for the Smart Commute Tool?
Looking for a carpool buddy, walking partner or a cycling pal?  The FREE Smart Commute tool can help with the matching!  
Click here for our handy How to To Guide
Cycling Infrastructure Upgrade
Improvements continue to be made along Cannon Street between James Street and Sherman Avenue.  More barriers and planters are being added along the cycle track.  

Fun fact!  The cycling counter along Cannon Street close to Wellington Street North reports that on average almost 400 people cycle along the cycle track.  
Click here for Hamilton's Pedestrian and Cyclists Counts
What is your long term remote work strategy?
If your goal is to save time and money, the best commute is no commute!  Companies shifted quickly and unexpectedly to remote work in early 2020, but leaders planning for a post-pandemic future have an opportunity to take a more intentional, strategic approach to remote work.  Most likely this will involve revisiting a number of 1) company policies and 2) management practices.  This article examines key emerging trends in these areas and suggest a number of questions leaders should ask themselves as they plan for their organization or team’s optimal mix of remote work.
Click here to read the full article
Community News
For even more community events, check out the Cycling and Active Transportation Events Calendar. For more events taking place across the city (not transportation related), check out the City of Hamilton Events calendar.
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