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eBike applications now accepted, funny bike video, even more bike rides available, telework training coming — read on!
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June 2021

The Smart Commuter

June Bike Rides | Smart Commute eBike Program Update | ETRP Moving Forward | Wagon Road FlexRide Seven-Day ServiceShort Telework Training Videos Coming | Short Funny Video Will Make You Think | DRMAC Travel Training Series ComingTelework Myth of the Month | News to Peruse — read on!
June Bike to Summer:  "I Bike Alone" Theme

All June:  Broomfield 100
June 24: Brighton Full Moon Bike Ride
June 24: Northglenn Full Moon Bike Ride

(Photo below from Northglenn's May Full Moon Bike Ride)
Bike to Summer Website

Smart Commute has received a grant from the Colorado Energy Office (CEO) to provide low-income essential workers electric bikes (eBikes) and accessories to commute to work and for trips around town. To qualify, applicants must live in Adams County or Broomfield County, work in Smart Commute’s service area, and meet income requirements.

Smart Commute is one of only seven organizations participating in the CEO's Can Do Colorado Community Challenge to demonstrate how eBikes are a safe, healthy, and convenient way to take essential trips around town. 

Contact Jeanne Shreve, eBike Program Manager at 720.263.0106 for more information about the program, or to determine if you qualify.

Learn More, and Apply
eBikes are heavy (the pictured one is roughly 60 pounds), but with pedal assist, make longer trips quite easy.  Smart Commute Staff took an eBike out for a quick test-drive at the Premier Northglenn Full Moon Bike Ride, and were impressed. 
ETRP is still moving forward.  Smart Commute wants all businesses to have an opportunity to learn about this regulation and have an opportunity to provide feedback.  Schedule a one-on-one short briefing with Carson now.
Schedule An ETRP Meeting Now
APCD Video Presentation: ETRP
Funny: Nearly 60% of car journeys are under 5 miles. There's a better tool for the job. For short journeys, #BikeIsBest.
Smart Commute is pleased to announce the official start of Sunday service on the Wagon Road FlexRide, providing seven-day connections to essential workers at 144th and I-25.  This expansion follows months of steady ridership gains, proving that flexible workforce-oriented transit service works.  For more information about the FlexRide, it's route, and how to schedule on-demand service, visit the Smart Commute FlexRide page.
Make a FlexRide Reservation
Smart Commute is pleased to announce some telework training videos coming soon!  After premiering these training videos with the Broomfield Chamber, Smart Commute will release them to you, our Smart Commuters.
Denver Regional Mobility and Access Council's (DRMAC's) Getting There Travel Training (aka, the "MATT program") is providing an online training series to help potential riders to get comfortable with public transportation and micro mobility!

Session 101:  Intro to RTD
Session 102A:  RTD Fares and Ticketing
Session 102B:  How to Ride RTD
Session 103:  Lyft Scooters & Discounts
Clear rules of engagement and a simple and proper use of technology provides an effective fix. Clear rules of engagement mean remote workers are available when needed. Managers and teleworkers should create an individual telework agreement (see Smart Commute's Telework Resources) that clearly outlines the specific terms of the work arrangement and the expectations of both the manager and employee as they relate to maintaining the integrity of the work group, ensuring proper coverage, and what will be done to meet contingencies. Set core hours during which all employees are expected to be at their “desks” and immediately available. Establish norms for technology and response times. For instance, what is your preferred “call” method and what is the expected response time if teleworkers are not immediately available? Enforce calendar use and sharing. Require communications app availability status changes. Together these steps provide certainty that collaboration will go unimpeded during the busiest part of the workday, while allowing employees the flexibility to structure the rest of their hours.

News (etc) to Peruse

Gov. Polis signs law giving RTD flexibility to reduce bus and train fares, charge for parking in lots (Denver Post)
Keolis trialing NaviLens technology to improve accessibility (Intelligent Transport)
RTD-Denver to lift capacity limits on trains, buses (Progressive Railroading)
RTD leaders will speak to safety, security in public meetings next week (RTD)
Smart Commute is the Way to Go provider for the north metro area. Learn about this regional program at waytogo.org.
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