Walktober Month is done and what a month it was!
Thank you to everyone who participated and made the switch towards a more active lifestyle this Walktober Month!
This October we saw 244 participants walk and log over 39,733,953 steps (YES THAT’S MILLIONS!) and save over 3083 kilograms of greenhouse gas emissions from entering our atmosphere.
Congratulations to this year’s Walktober winners:
$50 Tim Hortons Gift Card: Heather Kozak, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences
$100 Best Buy Gift Card: Yogita Patel, Keyser Mason Ball, LLP
$200 Walmart Gift Card: Peter Downs, City of Peterborough
$300 Amazon Gift Card: Jim Elyot, St. Lawrence College – Kingston Campus
Looking to save money and reduce your environmental impact in the community? Try carpooling to work with City of London employees! Regional Rideshare is your free ride matching tool that allows you to find carpool partners who share your commute.
Get started in 4 easy steps:
- Enter a trip: Specify your origin and destination using addresses, choosing from a list, or clicking on a map. Choose when you want to carpool.
- Search then adjust: Search for people who share your destination and schedule, or if you share a route in common with another user.
- Invite and accept: Exchange invitations with your favourite matches.
- Start Carpooling
Click here to to get started!
Click here for Regional Rideshare's Mandatory Ride-Sharing Rules
Click here for Tips on Successful Ride-sharing
Click here for the Regional Rideshare Flyer
Click here for the Regional Ridehshare Guide Video
Don’t miss out on the health benefits associated with physical activity! Get moving with the Active Switch Workplace Program by choosing active travel modes for your commute and other daily trips.
The Active Switch workplace online tool allows users to set goals, track and monitor progress and converts the distance travelled to illustrate the amount of calories you have burned and greenhouse gas emissions you have saved.
Track all your active trips on activeswitch.ca/workplace for a chance to win monthly prizes!
Note: When creating an account on Active Switch, please select the "City of London" as your City and "City of London - Staff" as your workplace.
Not sure how to register? Click here to download the Active Switch Flyer for instructions on how to register an account
As an employee at a participating Commute Ontario workplace, you are eligible for the Emergency Ride Home (ERH) program.
If you have an unforeseen emergency on any day you use a sustainable method to commute to work, you can request a reimbursement of up to $75 for your emergency transportation costs.
To submit an ERH claim, kindly click on the "Submit ERH Claim" link on the left navigation bar and complete the form.
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Ontario's Guide to Safe Cycling provides important information, tips and techniques to help make you a safe, confident cyclist whether you are a new or experienced rider.
Click here to view the guide.
Starting Tuesday, September 4, overnight parking will be prohibited on all streets between 3 a.m. - 5 a.m. Drivers will need to register their vehicles for overnight parking using the overnight parking pass system.
Click here to Register for Overnight Parking Pass.
Find out about road closures and construction projects on City streets which may impact your daily commute.
Looking for a place to meet up with your carpool partner before entering the highway system? Take advantage of free Ministry of Transportation (MTO) carpool parking lots today.
Click here to find a carpool parking lot near you.
Carpool lots are restricted to a maximum of 120 consecutive hours. Selected lots are also served by public transit.
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Cut the costs of driving alone by carpooling. Enter to WIN $500 towards your gas purchases by logging in or creating an account on Regional Rideshare at www.regionalrideshare.ca
But Wait! There's More!
Earn an additional entry into the prize draw for each successful registration on Regional Rideshare. New registrants will be asked to provide the referring person's email address.
September is Transit Month!
Whether you are a regular rider or trying transit for the first time, Transit Month Ontario is a time to celebrate and reward transit riders.
The City of London has teamed up with Commute Ontario to offers its employees FREE sustainable commuting programs for an easier, healthier, and more enjoyable commute. Click here to download an information package to learn more.