Curious about eBikes?  Smart Commute is offering test rides at many events, including on Bike to Work Day — read on!
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September 2021

The Smart Commuter

"Bike to Summer" Meets "Bike to Work Day" | Test Ride an eBike on Bike to Work DayNew Expert Videos Will Change Your Life | Take RTD's Language Access Survey | North Metro Commuter Survey is Live | News to Peruse — read on!
September Bike to Summer:  "I Bike to Work"

On Wednesday, September 22, get "back in the saddle" by biking to your local station in the north area for free food, music and fun on the way to work!  It's Bike to Work Day!

Visit the Bike to Work Day website for updates on station locations and how they are celebrating next Wednesday!
Register to Bike Wednesday 9/22*
* Curious about registration, and why it's important for Bike to Work Day?  Registering for Bike to Work Day provides invaluable baseline data.  This data not only provides de facto data on year-by-year trends, it also helps Smart Commute to understand our impacts in the community.  So register, please?
Register for Bike to Work Day, September 22*

Test ride an eBike on Bike to Work Day! Find Smart Commute on Bike to Work Day, and stop by to take a test ride on an eBike!

Northglenn Breakfast Station (EB Rains Park)
6:30-9:00 a.m.
Test ride an eBike!

St. Anthony North Health Campus Snack Station
3:30-6:00 p.m.
Test ride an eBike!

Qualified participants can still apply for the Smart Commute loan-to-own eBike program as well!

In May, Smart Commute was awarded a Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)  CanDo Community Telework Progra​m Grant.  With this grant, we were able to contract with a wellness professional, Julie Byrt, to provide easy, on-demand training videos to support the health and wellness of remote workers. 

The videos are actually useful to anyone working at a desk, and include wonderful tips on how to reprogram your body's stress response, how a 1-minute guided "microbreak" can help reduce the strain caused by sedentary posture, and how to activate the Kreb's Cycle to get a huge natural energy boost, sans caffeine.  All of these videos together area about 30 minutes - start watching on YouTube from anywhere, and be sure to share them with any friends, family, and coworkers who would benefit from this information!

Smart Commute developed these videos to add to the growing online library of telework supportive resources, and we plan to share additional resources produced by others in this grant program in the future!
6-Minute Ergonomics Video
12-Minute Physical Health Video
15-Minute Mental Wellness Video
Playlist of All Videos
In September 2018, Smart Commute launched the first-ever North Metro Commuter Survey.  Now in it's fourth year, data collection is happening once again right now.  This year, Smart Commute is analyzing data according to the standards that the ETRP Rule would have required.

Smart Commute takes great pride in making sure that the survey allows for thoughtful input from commuters and residents in the north area.  Typical response to this survey results in over 1,600 write-in entries from our Smart Commuters - and this data provides valuable insights for Smart Commute.  For instance, in 2019 many respondents commented with specific concerns related to RTD, and Smart Commute followed up with RTD to investigate the comments and solve problems. 

While we're working closely with major employers in the north area to collect data from their employees directly, we invite response from this list, and would be happy to discuss reaching new employers with this service.  As an output, Smart Commute prepares a custom report for employers (here is an example from last year).  If you have questions about this survey, contact Catherine.
Respond Now: North Metro Commuter Survey

RTD’s Civil Rights Division is conducting a Language Access Survey with customers to understand their experiences and to ensure meaningful access to RTD’s programs and services. There are no right or wrong answers; RTD simply wants your opinion. The results of this survey will help RTD understand how it can better serve their customers.

Should you have any questions or if you would like to complete the survey in your native language, please contact RTD Customer Care at 303-299-6000.   Si tiene alguna pregunta o si desea completar la encuesta en su idioma materno, comuníquese con el servicio de atención al cliente del RTD al 303-299-6000.

Take RTD's Language Access Survey
Encouraging, 3-minute video featuring a "bike makeover."
Smart Commute continues to be busy providing information, action and advocacy at small community events.

News (etc) to Peruse

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A Climate-Friendly Shift In Transportation Planning Would Bring Economic Benefits Too, A New Report Says (CPR)
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