Let’s Clear the (Parking) Deck for One Week- (Aug. 19-23)
A lot of people drive in Atlanta- A LOT. Most of us spend hours every week, inching our way to work alongside thousands of other solo drivers. For many, there’s an added hassle of finding a parking space once we reach our destination. Imagine what Atlanta could be if even half of the parking decks or lots were used for something else. Something like a park, or a food hall or a library. Imagine if we could get half of the people flooding those parking lots to try something new like taking transit or sharing the ride with a group of coworkers and friends. We’d all breath a little easier with the reduced congestion and improved air quality, wouldn’t we? That’s why we’re joining together with regional partners to challenge Atlanta employers to Clear the Deck the week of August 19-23.
For one week, employers can join by asking their employees to try a clean commute option like transit, carpooling, walking, biking or even working from home.
The best part about the promotion is it’s totally flexible. It’s up to each worksite to decide what works best for them and how they want to participate. Maybe your building is right next to a MARTA stop and you want to encourage staff to take transit. Maybe you want to help organize carpools and have a carpool karaoke competition among your team members. Or it could be as easy as letting your staff telework one day. These are all great ways we can help Clear the Deck. If you need a little extra inspiration, you can find some additional ideas here to get the creative juices flowing.
What’s in it for me, you ask? Well, beyond making the Atlanta region a better place, we’re also throwing in a few rewards for participating commuters. Those who register on mygacommuteoptions.com between August 11-18 and log their clean commutes the week of August 19-23 will be entered into a special drawing to receive a $50 gift card. Additionally, the first 20 worksites to register for the promotion will receive a $50 gift card to raffle off to their participating employees.
To register your worksite, visit CleartheDeckGA.com and don’t forget to tell us how your team is participating throughout the week using #ClearTheDeckGA on social media.