Fairs, Seminars, and Public Outreach

Commute Seattle works as conduit between Seattle businesses, the commuters they serve, and the diverse transportation network within the region. In this capacity our commuter education programs reach thousands of commuters each year through Transportation Fairs sponsored by property managers, building owners and employers. Through hour long seminars we also offer in-depth education on commute options and other topics.

Offering a transportation fair or commuter seminar is a great way to stay ahead of the game by helping your employees or tenants navigate their rapidly changing transportation choices. Commuter education is an easy way to retain top talent, and show a commitment to green business practices. Let Commute Seattle do the work to design and promote a commuter education event for you.

 

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Transportation Fairs

 

Offer a great benefit by hosting a Commute Seattle Transportation Fair. We will provide your tenants or employees with the latest commuter information, including transit service changes, new tools and technologies, new services such as iCarpool ,Car2Go, and much more. All fairs include 2 hours of staff time, maps, handouts, commuter giveaways, plus a custom designed event flyer and raffle prizes. Looking to make a bigger impact? We can organize a larger fair and coordinate partner organizations to attend, including but not limited to; The Seattle Department of Transportation, King County Metro VanPool, Sound Transit, Community Transit, Lyft, Zipcar, Seattle Neighborhood Greenways and Cascade Bicycle Club.

For pricing and more information contact Hannah Faires at hannahf@commuteseattle.com or (206) 613-3243


 

 

 

Commuter Seminars

 

Our one-hour lunchtime seminars allow us to dive deep into the transportation issues affecting your employees and tenants. Whether you are relocating to a new building, adapting to construction changes,  raising enthusiasm for bicycle commuting, or educating employees on their transportation benefits, our seminars will get you there!

Topics include

    • Transit Transformations: How Downtown’s transportation network will change over the next decade
    • Getting Around Downtown: Transportation tips for commuters on the go
    • Commuters and Computers: Mobile technology for commuters on the go
    • Winter Bike Commuting: How to stay warm, dry, and motivated all winter long
    • Relocation Seminar: Moving buildings? let us help you make a seamless transition
    • Bike 101: Learn about rules of the road, best practices and how to pick your route
    • Smart Commute Choices for Employers: Designing effective employee commute programs
    • Rideshare Meetup: Learn about all of the various carpool and Vanpool options, sign up to find a new commute buddy

For pricing and more information contact Hannah Faires at hannahf@commuteseattle.com or (206) 613-3243.


 

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Public Events

 

Commute Seattle offers several free seminars and commuter education events throughout the year to keep commuters, businesses, and property managers plugged into what’s happening Downtown. Businesses can easily host or sponsor one of these events. Contact Heidi Speight (206) 613-3128 to find out more about sponsorship opportunities.

Examples include

  • Taxes & Transportation (January): This seminar is held annually to update employers on available tax deductions, commuter tax benefits, and updates to state and federal statutes.
  • Technology Seminar (February): This seminar is held 1-2 times annually, with a focus on new tools and technologies available to savvy commuters. Topics covered include Shared Ride Services (Uber, Lyft, Sidecar, Flywheel), Real-Time Arrival Info (Transit App, OneBusAway, Google Maps), Pronto Cycleshare, Carsharing (Zipcar, Car2Go), and integrated multi-platform solutions (such as RideScout).
  • Bikes & Bagels (May): Mark your calendars for the 2nd Friday of May. Commute Seattle’s annual celebration of Bike Month, Bikes & Bagels, treats 500+ bike commuters to wood-fired bagels, Caffe Vita coffee, swag, raffle prizes, and more. Our 5th Annual B&B will be held Friday, May 8 in Downtown’s McGraw Square.
  • Light Up Your Ride (October): In preparation for the short days and dark commutes of winter, we bring out the latest in bike lighting, reflective gear, and more to stress the critical importance of visibility to bike commuting safety. In the past, Light Up Your Ride is held the Friday before Daylight Savings Time ends in Downtown’s McGraw Square.

 

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Seminar flyer

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