Smart Commute Markham, Richmond Hill is a workplace travel program of York Region, in partnership with the Cities of Markham and Richmond Hill. We operate as a Transportation Management Association managed by the Markham and Richmond Hill Boards of Trade.
We connect Markham and Richmond Hill workplace employees with sustainable commute options that meet their needs. In collaboration with employers, local municipalities, and partners, we deliver innovative, cost-efficient Transportation Demand Management (TDM) strategies that contribute to employer business and sustainability goals and local policy priorities.
We are a group of Transportation Demand Management (TDM) professionals, who aim to provide our expert advice with custom programs and TDM tools to commuters who are going from A to B – be it a work commute, a school drop-off, or running errands – explore and try out smart travel options such as walking, cycling, transit, and carpooling.
The Smart Commute Workplace Program has shown great success throughout the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), where employees from Smart Commute workplaces drive alone nearly 19.2% less than the average commuter (Transportation Tomorrow Survey, 2016).