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 annual June Commuter B2B Challenge is a great way to have fun commuting smart.
Sign up for our quarterly e-newsletter with information on commuter events, contests, workshops on biking, and more!
COUNT THE BENEFITS!
HOW MUCH DOES YOUR COMMUTE REALLY COST?
November 13, 2017
Home: Portsmouth Occupation: Nuclear Engineer at PNSY Mode: Walking Why do you commute smart? It’s so relaxing to walk to work. I park in the municipal lot and walk from there to the shipyard. A friend from childhood, who taught me to tie my shoes, advised me to do this. Walking clears my head – […]
September 19, 2017
Home: Dover Work: Geospatial Engineer at Terracon Consultants, Portsmouth Hobbies: Playing guitar, riding motorcycles, cyclocross racing Why do you commute smart? I hate the gym; biking is the only way I get exercise on a regular basis. I like fresh air and don’t like traffic. I feel good about my low impact on the environment. […]
July 26, 2017
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 […]
Reducing the Demand for Downtown Parking Yes, Portsmouth has a parking problem. Increasing the supply of parking spaces is only part of the solution. Let’s look at reducing the DEMAND for parking. Ultimately, there are no magic bullets to solve Portsmouth’s parking problem. It will take a collaborative effort between the City, employers, commuters, and […]
Say you live 1.3 miles from a subway station or a bus route that would offer you direct access to your job. Then picture an autonomous vehicle looping through your neighborhood every 20 minutes or so to take you and your neighbors straight to that access point. All of a sudden, you would be […]