“Dad, I hope when I grow up I have a fulfilling career and a high stress commute,” said no kid ever. It may be a quippy catch phrase used by
to promote its new, turnkey program which launched this fall, but it also speaks to a reality that’s being seen across the province – people want to spend less time stuck in their cars during their daily commute.
SustainMobility (the non-profit social enterprise behind Commute Ontario) was awarded a three-year Grow grant of $710,000 by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) earlier this year.
Commute Ontario provides programs and tools which promote active and sustainable transportation to municipalities and workplaces across Ontario completely free of charge.
The City of Thunder Bay has just signed on with Commute Ontario, making the program available to not only City of Thunder Bay employees, but all workplaces within Thunder Bay who choose to sign-up and participate.
“Joining SustainMobility’s Commute Ontario program is a huge opportunity for the City of Thunder Bay. It complements programs that we currently partake in such as the Commuter Challenge and Safe Cycling Thunder Bay, but takes it to a new level,” explains Adam Krupper, Mobility Coordinator – City of Thunder Bay. “The program’s online employer platform will help us meaningfully engage with employees year-round and hopefully see bigger shifts in commuting habits.”