Car Free Day 2021

Car Free Day encourages participants to reduce their driving and choose alternate means of getting around, such as biking, walking, vanpooling, teleworking, riding a train, bus, or subway, or driving an electric vehicle for one day, September 22.   Car Free Day Events On Long Island, the 511NY Rideshare team partnered with Transit Solutions to promote Car Free Day and hosted or participated in 22 in-person and virtual Car Free Day events throughout August and September. During... Continue Reading AboutCar Free Day 2021 »

Return-to-Worksite Considerations

We've learned over the past 18 months that many jobs can be done successfully from anywhere. With new COVID variants impacting reopening plans across the state, we checked in with our 511NY Rideshare partners to learn more about their current work arrangements, and plans moving. We hope their stories can help you evaluate your own worksite needs and plan for the future. Here's what we learned from our partners: SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University SUNY Downstate – a medical... Continue Reading AboutReturn-to-Worksite Considerations »

Earth Month 2021

Throughout April, 482 people pledged to take part in at least one environmentally-conscious activity, including: Participating in Meatless Monday Using reusable products (bags, mugs, water bottles) Combining errands to cut down on driving Taking public transit instead of driving Walking or biking instead of driving Turning the thermostat up or down 2 degrees Starting or maintaining kitchen composting Switching to LED lightbulbs... Continue Reading AboutEarth Month 2021 »

May is National Bike Month

Since June 2020, the 511NY Rideshare team, with our partners at Clean Air NY, NYCDOT, and Bike NY have hosted 33 virtual biking events. These events allowed us to distribute 5,275 bike helmets and register 802 new 511NY Rideshare members.  After their virtual biking event, SUNY Downstate Health Science University Employees said: "This was very helpful to better plan my ride to work and possibly some weekend rides with the family. I learned a bit about bike maintenance as well. I'll... Continue Reading AboutMay is National Bike Month »

Smart Travel Badge Drive

On November 9, the 511NY Rideshare team launched our first-ever Smart Travel Badge Drive with the goal of turning 511NY Rideshare member actions into donations to local community organizations.   We encouraged our members to participate by earning Community Mobilization badges on their profiles for taking actions like completing their profile, becoming a Clean Air NY Advocate, or planning a transit trip.  For each badge our members earned, 511NY Rideshare partner organizations... Continue Reading AboutSmart Travel Badge Drive »

Celebrating Clean Air NY Champions

Representatives from Clean Air NY and 511NY Rideshare were proud to present the City of New Rochelle and Circuit with Clean Air NY Champion awards on Friday, October 2 outside the New Rochelle City Hall.  Circuit and the City of New Rochelle continue to lead the way on sustainable transportation and air quality efforts. Since they implemented CircuitNR, a complimentary on-demand electric shuttle system, more than 15 metric tons of CO2 emissions have been mitigated. "We... Continue Reading AboutCelebrating Clean Air NY Champions »

Car Free Day 2020

Car Free Day is one of the 511NY Rideshare team’s favorite annual events. It looked a little different this year—our community kept each other safe with masks and social distancing—but 1,678 sustainably minded individuals across New York State still took the Car Free Day pledge and then participated on September 25 by working from home, taking transit, carpooling, biking, walking, or driving less. ​ The 511NY Rideshare team partnered with Transit Solutions to promote Car Free Day... Continue Reading AboutCar Free Day 2020 »

Heroes Moving Heroes

When our 511NY Rideshare team member, Modou, heard that travel nurses were struggling to get from their hotels to work at Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital, he sprang into action. He immediately reached out to our local partners at Circuit, a free on-demand electric shuttle service operating in New Rochelle, to find a way to get these heath care heroes to work safely and reliably. Circuit was originally launched by the City of New Rochelle’s Industrial Development Agency in 2019 to... Continue Reading AboutHeroes Moving Heroes »

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