Hey Downtown Santa Cruz Employees!
If you work downtown and have been looking for more tools to rethink your commute, we’ve got great news! On October 1, 2019, we’re launching our expanded GO Santa Cruz program with all sorts of incentives to help downtown employees choose options other than driving to get to work. These include:
· FREE transit passes
· FREE bike locker cards preloaded with $20
· Discounted JUMP memberships
· Carpool incentives
· Commute information and carpool ride matching
· Bike safety training
BONUS: the GO Santa Cruz program rewards you for taking alternative transportation! If you bike, walk, carpool, or bus, we’ll give you great prizes just for rethinking your commute and logging your trips! We’ll also create special challenges to encourage you to try something new.
To get started, you must sign up with our online platform, Cruz511, which offers trip logging, carpool matching, transit options, and bike and walk routing.
Here’s how to get started:
· Sign up at https://my.cruz511.org/s/gosantacruz
· Scroll down to the “My Rewards” section and select the items you want
· Follow the instructions you receive and someone from the GO Santa Cruz team will deliver your transportation item to you!
February is a great time to Fall in Love with Carpool
During the month of February, the GO Santa Cruz program is running a Fall in Love with Carpooling Challenge. Through the challenge, downtown commuters can participate in carpooling to earn Downtown Dollars and program points, and enter for a chance to win a downtown date night for two valued at $200. To get started, participants must sign up with the online platform, Cruz511, which offers trip logging, carpool matching, transit options, and bike and walk routing. Those who need help finding a carpool buddy or developing a carpool routine can email the GO Santa Cruz team at email@example.com.
Did You Know?
Santa Cruz is a national leader in reducing single-occupant car trips by supporting and promoting other means of travel. In fact, we have the second highest rate of bike commuting in the United States. Since 2011, the City of Santa Cruz has won more than $21.5 million in competitive grants for projects to improve biking and walking, including the Branciforte Creek Bridge, Arana Gulch Multi-Use Path, and projects to improve safe routes to schools. Beat the traffic, save your gas money, get some exercise and enjoy your commute by biking, walking or taking transit for some of your daily trips.
We're here to get you there.
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Want more info? See below for additional resources:
The City of Santa Cruz has the second-highest rate of biking to work in the U.S., and in 2015 we were awarded as a Gold-level Bicycle Friendly Community. The resources below can help get you started, whether its a trip to the grocery store, to work, or on your next adventure.
Transit is an option available for you. Even if you've never used our local transit options, we're here to help you take your first ride.
If you need to drive, consider options to reduce your carbon footprint: try an electric vehicle, find a carpool buddy, or sign up for a Zipcar membership. See below for resources to get you started.