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Reduce the demand for downtown parking in Portsmouth

March 23 2015

One proven strategy that could help alleviate some of the pressure on Portsmouth’s existing parking resources is to manage the demand for parking. Carpooling, taking the bus, bicycling, walking, and teleworking are options that have been successfully used across the country to lessen the demand for parking. By using sustainable modes of transportation, commuters will […]

Rethinking your commute in winter

February 6 2015

If there’s ever a good time to reconsider driving alone to work, it’s this winter.  It seems that every day there’s a newspaper story of a winter weather related car accident. As I write this, there’s even more snow on the way.  Yikes! For safety’s sake, wouldn’t it make good sense to rethink how we […]

Seacoast Summit on Teleworking!

December 12 2014

Whether you call it “teleworking”,”telecommuting”, “working remotely”, or simply “working from home”, it’s all good.  Maybe not for everyone, and maybe not everyday, but it’s certainly an option to consider for a host of reasons. Research shows that telecommuting can lead to increased productivity, reduced turnover, fewer sick days, higher employee satisfaction, and significant overhead […]

Pease Commuters Save Money and Have Fun Commuting Smart

November 18 2014

Now that the dust has settled on the first annual Pease B2B Commuter Challenge, the big question is, “Did it work?”.  The answer is a resounding, “Yes!”  Nine companies participated with 160 employees carpooling, bicycling, telecommuting or taking the bus. A post Challenge online survey (29% response rate) offers some encouraging information about transportation behavior […]

Loftware Sweeps Pease B2B Commuter Challenge

October 28 2014

Team Loftware won in  all three categories – Most Sustainable Trips, Most Team Spirit, and Most Social Media Buzz – in the Pease B2B Commuter Challenge! LTC Partners came in second in the Most Sustainable Trips category. The first ever commuter challenge at Pease included 160 participants from nine companies.  They logged 1,148 sustainable trips […]

The Games have Begun – Pease B2B Commuter Challenge Underway

October 8 2014

It’s one thing to say you support sustainable commuting, but it’s another to actually leave your car at home and try it. Employees from nine Pease employers are walking the walk, quite literally – and the competition is fierce! From October 6 through October 17, participants in commuteSMARTseacoast’s first annual B2B Commuter Challenge are logging […]

Pease B2B Commuter Challenge – Oct. 6-17th!

September 25 2014

With over 7,000 people driving alone in their vehicles to Pease, traffic can get seriously jammed, particularly on the Spaulding Turnpike. We are inviting all businesses at Pease to compete for the honor of having the smartest and greenest commuting workforce. The first annual Pease B2B Commuter Challenge will be held October 6-17th. The competition […]

Bicycling to Work Tips from Team Papa Wheelies

August 20 2014

The Papa Wheelies Team won the “Small Business” category in “Bike to Work Week” for six of the last eight years. I interviewed Josh Pierce, Jud Umberger, and Matt Legge for tips on bicycling to work. Hear it from the pros!! 1) Have the “right” bike, although you can commute on any bike. 2) Be […]

10 Tips for Cycling to Work – Team Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

July 22 2014

Paul Hafford (left) and Charles Piazza (right) – from Team PNSY Team Portsmouth Naval Shipyard won the “Largest Employer” category in the 2014 Bike to Work Week Corporate Challenge with a total of 8421 miles! I interviewed two team members, Paul “Cycling Savvy” Hafford and Charles “HighKingAdventures” Piazza , who each ride over 5,000 miles […]

CommuteSMARTseacoast: highlights of our first 12 months

July 8 2014

It’s hard to believe a year has gone by since I walked into the COAST office as the newly hired TMA Manager last July. What an exciting and rewarding year it’s been for me to start-up commuteSMARTseacoast! I’m so thankful for this opportunity to help commuters save money, de-stress, and keep our air clean! A […]