Why should your business invest in sustainable transportation? Dollar for dollar, commute benefits out perform simple pay raises. Commute benefits, such as transit passes and bicycle reimbursements, are tax-free for your employees and your business
Sustainable transportation strategies can increase employee productivity 50% and cut sick time in half.
Research includes: Nieman, David, et al, “Immune Response to a 30-Minute Walk,” Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise,Jan. 2005, pp. 57-62. Besser, Lilah, et al, “Walking to Public Transit: Steps to Help Meet Physical Activity Recommendations,” American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2005, Vol. 29, pp 273-280.
It can cost up to 150% of an employee’s annual salary to find and train a replacement.
Businesses that offer attractive benefits are better able to attract and retain desirable employees. In one study, a large corporation saw an 87% decrease in employee turnover when the company improved commute options. Research: Winters, Philip, et al, “Quantifying the Benefits of TDM,” Center for Urban Transportation Research.
Studies have demonstrated a significant link between commute stress and job satisfaction.
Research: Wener, Richard, et al, “Commuting Stress: Psychophysiological Effects of a Trip and Spillover in the Workplace,” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 1924, pp. 112-117.