News and Announcements

Go-Tober 2017 concludes

Employers throughout the region went head-to-head in Go-Tober, a monthlong competition that challenges employees to ditch driving alone and try a new commute. Among 52 competitors and more than 50,000 employees, we logged 440,137 smart commute miles, saved 125.12 tons of carbon dioxide, burned 2,732,019 calories and introduced sustainable commute options to save time, money and stress.

Way to Go seeks sponsors

Way to Go is looking for a few good partners: community-minded businesses that want to support healthy commuting throughout the Denver region! Take a look at the opportunities we're offering to support Bike to Work Day and Go-Tober: pick one or the other or both!

HOV 3+ begins

The Colorado Department of Transportation has increased the number of passengers required to use High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Express Lanes. Known as HOV 3+, the change began Jan. 1 and requires a driver and at least two passengers to qualify for free carpooling in the U.S. 36 and I-25 Express Lanes. Are you a carpooler looking to add a third passenger? Are you interested in forming or joining a vanpool? We make it simple on MyWaytoGo.org. Log in and search along your route to find a fellow commuter.

Second WaytoGoTober effort expands reach

The second annual WaytoGoTober campaign has launched with an expanded reach over last year's 25 companies. More than 40 metro-area employers are competing in this year's challenge, in which employees are encouraged to try something other than driving alone at least one day per week. Employees who carpool, vanpool, take transit, bike or walk at least one day each week in October and log their trips at mywaytogo.org are entered to win great prizes and also have the satisfaction of knowing their efforts are helping reduce congestion and air pollution in the metro area.

Visualizations show density, destinations of Bike to Work Day riders

Way to Go was lucky enough to partner with Strava this Bike to Work Day in order to create some visual representations of rider data to show the event's impact. Almost 10 percent of riders (about 3,000) used the Strava app the morning of Bike to Work Day, and GIS staff at the Denver Regional Council of Governments were able use that data to make this heat map and this interactive chord visualization showing rider routes.