WHY SHOULD I COMMUTE SMART?
Share a ride, take the bus, telework, ride your bike or walk to work. You’ll be happier, healthier, and wealthier!
Gas and car maintenance is very expensive. Getting stuck in traffic and driving in bad weather cause stress. And, sustainable commuting options shrink your carbon footprint for a cleaner, greener Seacoast.
Do your part by commuting smart! Even if it’s just one or two days a week.
CommuteSMARTseacoast, a TMA (Transportation Management Association), promotes smart commuting options such as carpooling, taking transit, bicycling, walking, and teleworking.
Any employer in the greater Seacoast region of New Hampshire is welcome to join as a partner. Membership is FREE. Promotional events and materials are available to members, as well as the Emergency Ride Home program (some restrictions apply).
Use our confidential online carpool matching service to find a neighbor who has a similar commute and wants to share the ride.
Our three commuter challenges offer a great way to have fun and earn prizes by commuting smart.
- Commute Smart B2B Challenge, May 1-31, provides a friendly competition between seacoast area employers and schools.
- Dump the Pump, June 1 – August 31, is open to anyone commuting sustainably to Seacoast NH.
- Conquer the Cold, Nov. 1 – Jan. 31, invites anyone commuting by bike, bus, or on foot to a seacoast area business or school to embrace winter!
Sign up for our quarterly e-newsletter with information on commuter events, contests, workshops on biking, and more!
May 23, 2018
Laura lives in Portsmouth and bikes or walks to her job as a librarian at the Portsmouth Public Library. Why commute sustainably? It’s been a big part of my life ever since I graduated from school. I’ve been lucky enough to live in places I could commute sustainably to work. But I’ve also tried to […]
April 12, 2018
With 36 returning teams and 16 new teams we’re off to a great start! And a brand new super hero mascot, Supra (short for Super Smart Commuter) to add more fun. Much thanks to our team captains — the glue that holds the Challenge together! Welcome back to the returning teams: […]
March 16, 2018
Chandrakala Annasamy Home: Portsmouth Occupation: Plant biology researcher at UNH Why do you take the bus to work? It saves money, fuel, and builds in confidence with independence (otherwise I have to depend on my husband to take me to places). Bus commuting is one of the main reasons why I started doing research […]
So who ARE these folks embracing wind, rain, snow, and freezing temperature to ride to work in the winter?! Here are the stories of five bicyclists who enjoy their cold weather commutes. David Brown, 31, works as a test engineer at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and bikes year-round because the traffic at the shipyard can […]
Home: Portsmouth Occupation: On the marketing team at Pax World, a sustainable investing firm Why do you commute smart? I really enjoy the 15 minute walk – rain, sun,or snow. It’s great exercise and “me” time to prepare for the day and decompress at the end. I like making a small contribution to sustainable […]
By Sarah Cushman Years ago, carpooling was far more commonplace than it is today, both in Maine and around the country. Until the 1950s, most American families owned just one car – or none at all. In Maine – the most rural state in the country, according the 2010 U.S. Census – it often took […]