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?
February 5, 2018
Home: Portsmouth Occupation: Director of Communications at Vital, a digital marketing agency Why do you walk to work? It’s a healthy way — physically and mentally — to get to work. It gives me down time to listen to music, a pod cast, or call my Mom! Walking is like a giant breath of fresh […]
January 15, 2018
” I really enjoy the 15 minute walk – rain, sun,or snow. It’s great exercise and “me” time.”
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 – […]
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 […]
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 […]