This month we’re inviting you take part in our challenge to walk, bike, or roll while at home for a chance to win a prize, one of eight $50 gift cards.
To earn a chance to win simply send us a photo of you walking, biking, or rolling on Twitter or Facebook. Be sure to tag us on the post to get your entry. At the end of the month, we’ll randomly select winners and reach out!
Must provide a photo or video of sustainable travel in action during May 2021
Winners will be picked at the end of the month and contacted via Facebook or Twitter. If you have any questions or concerns contact us! email@example.com
Commuters of Glendale May 2021
Meet Christopher Johnsen
Commuters of Glendale is a collection of stories about commuters who carpool, vanpool, bike, walk, scoot or take transit on a typical workday.
1. Where do you work in Glendale?
1200 Grand Central (Disney Grand Central campus) in Glendale
2. How do you get to work on a typical day?
When in the office (I have been working from home since March, 2020) would be to bike in 2 – 3 times a week and drive in 2 – 3 times a week.
3. What is the best part of your commute?
When biking, it is riding along either the L.A. River or through Griffith Park – and on either route I see beauty, nature, wildlife and enjoy the fresh air/ I consider my bike-to-work commute through Griffith Park to be one of the best commutes in the L.A. Area (I live in Los Feliz).
Since I have been working from home, I often go for a bike ride at the end of the day which is the exact same route I would normally take to commute to the office – that is how good the commute ride is!
4. What/who compelled you to begin commuting this way?
Great way to stay healthy and to beat the rush hour traffic.
5. Do you have any interesting commute stories you’d like to share?
I remember riding along the L.A. River bike path when I first moved to L.A. in late 2010. One day in December, 2010 I rode to work and was the only person on the bike trail for the entire ride (it was kind of cold that day, but since I moved from Seattle the cold did not bother me). My how times have changed since the pandemic, and there is much, much more traffic on the bike path these days!
Thank you for sharing your commute story Christopher!
Would you like to share your commute story? We’re collecting stories about commuters who carpool, vanpool, bike, walk, scoot or take transit on a typical workday. At Go Glendale, we love to share these stories. Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be featured in our Commuters of Glendale series.
Go Glendale Earth Day
Hey Glendale, Earth Day is Thursday, April 22nd! Did you know that 60% to 70% of Downtown Glendale commuters drive alone to work? Commit to helping the planet and reducing GHGs by driving less and using and supporting sustainable forms of travel like walking, biking, and transit.
Follow our Twitter all week long for more transit and Earth Day trivia!
Metrolink’s Earth Day Sustainability Challenge
Join Metrolink starting April 19th for a week-long Earth Day Sustainability Challenge! All registered participants will be entered to win a Metrolink monthly pass or one of twenty 7-day passes. Join the challenge starting April 15th at metrolinktrains.com/earthday.
Monday, April 19 – Go Plant-Based for the Planet
Tuesday, April 20 – Recycling & Composting
Wednesday, April 21 – Save Energy
Thursday, April 22 – Calculate Your Impact for Earth Day
Friday, April 23 – Water Savings and Drought Tolerant Plants
Weekend, April 24-25 – Community Clean Up
Watch this video to learn more about Metrolink’s commitment to protecting the environment in Southern California, embracing social responsibility, creating economic vitality and enhancing the quality of life for communities.
Spring 2021 Virtual TDM Events for Go Glendale ETCs
HAPPY SPRING! Calling all Go Glendale Employee Transportation Coordinators! April is Earth Month and May is Bike Month, and it’s the ideal time to reboot your commuter programs. Join us at these events to jumpstart your planning and networking this spring.
Thursday, April 22, 2021, 4-5pm SoCal Association of Commuter Transportation (ACT) Earth Day Happy Hour – members and non-members welcome; Click here for more info and email Kristina.Valenzuela@wsp.com to RSVP.
Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 1-2pm A cross-TMO collaborative Return to Work webinar and panel to support employers and ETCs throughout LA County as workers begin commuting again, to be led by GoSaMo TMO (Santa Monica TMO) and Warner Connects (Warner Center TMO). Click here to register.
Thursday, April 29, 2021, 9-11:30am Save-the-date for this virtual Joint Metro-OCTA-VCTC Spring Marketing Workshop. You must RSVP online and in advance to attend this Workshop. ETC Marketing certificates will be distributed following the workshop. Please RSVP no later than April 26th here. A confirmation with the links will be sent to you prior to the workshop.
Join us for an informative update for the Commuters of Glendale.
Representatives from the Glendale Beeline, LA Metro, and Commute with Enterprise will be on hand to talk about safe commuting during COVID. Metro staff will also discuss some of their upcoming projects in the Glendale area. Attendees will also be entered in a raffle for one of six $50 Amazon gift cards.
Guest Speakers: Pamela Tang, Glendale Beeline Danielle Valentino and Tito Corona, LA Metro Joe Grelock, Commute with Enterprise
Bring your lunch and let’s chat!
When: Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 12noon-1pm
Where: (we’ll send you the link!) How: RSVP here by Monday, 10/5 Who: All Glendale commuters and residents For questions and to RSVP directly, email Jayro Queme at email@example.com or call 213-425-0966.
Six, $50 Amazon gift cards will be raffled off to Go Glendale member participants who RSVP by 10/5. Find out if you’re the winner at the end of the call!
Bike to Wherever Days!
Go Glendale invites you celebrate Bike Month all of September. Traditionally held in May, Bike Month activities were put on hold due to the pandemic. While we can’t gather together, we can still celebrate safely and physically distanced.
With a move from many employers to remote work and the need to maintain physical distancing our traditional Bike to Work Day activities aren’t possible. So, we encourage you to join us in celebrating Bike to Wherever Days! Get on a bike and celebrate on your own or with your family. The official Bike to Wherever Day will be taking place on September 22nd to coincide with World Car Free Day.
All month long, tag us on Facebook @GoGlendale or Twitter @GoGlendaleTMA with photo or video of yourself enjoying Bike Month, by traveling in any sustainable way, with the hashtag #GoGlendaleBTWD for a chance to win one of 6 $50 Amazon gift cards. Ride a bike, walk, take public transit, or carpool to work or wherever for a chance to win.
Tips for Establishing Telework and Managing Remote Workers
We wanted to provide you with best practices on working from home policies as many employees are now working from home, some for the first time, to protect the health of their workforce and their operations. Coronavirus (COVID-19) has gripped the globe. Government and health officials are urging calm and caution.
Here are a few
tips as you mobilize your continuity of operations plan to enable your
workforce to work from home for an extended period of time:
Technology – The right technology is
critical for employees to work from home effectively. Assess equipment and
technology readiness including hardware, software, collaboration tools, and
Policies – Your organization should have
an official telework policy and eligible employees should be working under a
signed telework agreement. Review your policy and agreement documents to ensure
they are up to date.
Troubleshoot – Identify problematic areas that can
cripple work productivity in a telework environment and assemble a task team to
assist with resolution.
Home, aka Teleworking, is a work arrangement that allows an employee to perform
work at an approved alternative worksite.
Why have a telework program?
There are many
benefits for employers, including: increased productivity, cost savings and
improved employee retention, support for more diverse candidates and access to
more talent, and assistance with their Employee Commute Reduction Programs.
And there are benefits for employees in terms of improved work-life balance, increased levels of flexibility, and saving time and money on their commutes. Our community and region profits, too, in the form of reduced emissions and cleaner air. Check out this map below showing a comparison of March 2019 and March 2020 and read more here.
If you need
assistance with your telework program, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us
at Go Glendale. We are here to help! Additionally, you’ll find a list of
Telework Resources below.