Last month Foerstel Design participated in the ACHD sponsored May in Motion (MIM) promotion, a program that aims to create awareness for alternative forms of transportation.
We are very lucky to live in a cycling community (road bikes, mountain bikes, cruiser bikes) and it isn’t unusual to see morning commuters peddling to work from the North End or down the Greenbelt. To inspire both our cyclists and those who don’t live close enough for the bicycle commute, the Foerstel Transportation Team (part of our Green Team initiative) created office challenges and incentives with prize drawings for employees who used other forms of transportation including carpooling, taking the bus, and walking throughout the month of May.
It was fun to see the rare bike-commuters on bicycles and watch people get into the challenge of using alternative modes of transport. On top of that, we ended up winning a silver award from ACHD based on the number of alternative transportation incentives and subsidies we provided, our percentage of employee participation, and our internal promotions. Ride (walk, carpool or take the bus) on!