Learn How to Save Money and the Environment; Enjoy Cupcakes, Giveaways, Raffle
Join the Energy Corridor District, Enterprise CarShare and Smallcakes A Cupcakery at a free Shift to Alternative Transportation event, get giveaways, win prizes and learn how to save money, reduce stress and help the environment by leaving your car at home, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Thursday, September 5, in the Two Eldridge Place lobby.
The Shift to Alternative Transportation event will feature ways commuters can use vanpools, carpools, mass transit and even bicycles to make their journey to and from work less stressful and even less costly. The Energy Corridor District and Enterprise will be on hand to show how employees can utilize the District’s CarShare program, now installed at Eldridge Place and Ashford Place.
Plus, the event will feature free cupcakes from Smallcakes A Cupcakery, a boutique bakery on Eldridge Parkway. There will be fun giveaways, a raffle and free METRO Fare Cards, along with information on CarShare, transit options and the Energy Corridor District’s extensive hike and bike trail network.
Many Energy Corridor companies subsidize the cost of vanpools, carpools and other forms of traffic congestion-cutting transportation, helping people cut vehicle wear-and-tear and fuel costs. Plus, commuters using alternative transportation can even garner incentives that can make renting a CarShare vehicle nearly free.
CarShare provides vehicles to alternative transportation commuters who might need a car while at work to run an errand. The District’s CarShare program is the first of its kind to offer shared vehicles to employees from a host of different companies. Having a car available to borrow while at work overcomes the number one objection commuters have to taking alternative transportation, according to research.
Join the Shift to Alternative Transportation September 5 and see how you can reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality and even cut your own transportation costs.