Calling all commuters! September is Smart Commute Month!  A time focused on sustainable ways to travel from point A to point B.  This month we highlighting the Smart Commute tool - a free app that connects commuters to sustainable travel across the GTHA and in September - you could win! 

Complete the following for three ways to win:
    1) Register for the Smart Commute tool (scroll down for the "Register Now" button)
    2) Log a commute through the tool
    3) Complete this 2 minute Smart Commute Month questionnaire

(Note: Each activity is a chance to win for a total of 3 entries)

In the Hamilton region, you will be entered to win 1 of 8 prizes including 7 $50 gift cards or a $100 gift card.  

Smart Commute Month ends on Friday September 30th at 11:59pm.  Winners will be randomly selected.
Register for the Smart Commute Tool
Why sign up for the Smart Commute Tool?
  1. Discover new options for commuting that can help you save time, money, develop healthy habits and connect with others. 
  2. Reduce your carbon footprint.
  3. Get a full or partially subsidized ride home during an emergency if you commute sustainably through the Emergency Ride Home Program (ERH).  * Please check with your region/ workplace for details
  4. Collect prizes and rewards for logging trips and commuting more sustainably!
Click here for our handy How To Guide
Emergency Ride Home Program

If you are a Smart Commute workplace employee and you have an unforeseen emergency on any day you use a sustainable method to commute to work, you can request reimbursement of up to $75 for your emergency transportation costs. Ensure you retain all transportation receipt(s). 

To be part of this program, you must register under the Smart Commute tool.  Click here to register and for more information about the Emergency Ride Home program.
Take our Annual Smart Commute Questionnaire!
Whether you drive, carpool, take transit, walk, cycle, roll or work from home – we want to hear from you! Tell us about how you get around through a 2-minute travel questionnaire and take a pledge for sustainable travel with a chance to win!
Take the Questionnaire
Featured Infrastructure Projects

Safety Enhancement Updates on Main Street
As part of the Council approved motion to develop safety enhancements along Main Street and King Street.  These include:
  • reducing the number of travel lanes on Main Street from five to four between Dundurn Street and Sherman Avenue
  • pedestrian buffer will be added to the south lane of Main Street 
  • designated bus-only lane will be implemented in the south lane at Main Street and MacNab Street
Click here for more details.

Cycling Enhancement Projects
Cycling infrastructure projects are listed on the City's website.  Here you will find updates, details and plans about cycling enhancements.  Click here for more details.
Using GO Transit and HSR to get somewhere?  The HSR part is free!

Provide a valid PRESTO card and ride for FREE on the HSR when you travel to or from GO Transit.  PRESTO automatically calculates your discount and will apply it to your PRESTO account.  The co-fare discount is valid for 2 hours if you start your trip on HSR and 3 hours if you start on GO Transit.

Historical Walking Tours 

Have you heard about "Stories in the Stones"?  These are free guided walking tours at the Hamilton Cemetery each Saturday until November. 
Start time: 11am

777 York Blvd. across from Dundurn Castle)
Find out more.
Other Community News
For even more community events, check out the Cycling and Active Transportation Events Calendar. For more event taking place across the city (not transportation related), check out the City of Hamilton Events calendar.
Smart Commute Hamilton is a program of the City of Hamilton. 
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