WORKPLACE

      SPOTLIGHT

Learn how some of Missoula's leading employers are making strides in promoting sustainable transportation options.  Think your workplace is worthy of recognition? Tell us why!

BIKE & TYPE 

MSLA COWORKING

Offering a different perspective on traditional offices, coworking spaces are becoming more and more popular for freelancers, remote workers, and small teams. Bike & Type is a Missoula coworking space that opened in downtown Missoula in June 2020. They offer everything from private suites to shared workspaces and are proud to encourage sustainable commuting as most prominently seen in their business name! 

To support folks sustainable commuting they located near the Mountain Line transfer station and offer plentiful bike parking. They also offer flexible working hours and promote the importance of wellness to boost productivity to their team of workers. 

SOIL CYCLE

We typically focus on employers that encourage sustainable commuting to and from work. But for this Workplace Spotlight, the very mission of the featured business revolves around sustainable transportation. Soil Cycle  is a compost collection service that relies on human powered transportation. They offer residential, commercial and workplace collection services where staff and volunteers pick up and transport compost back to their treatment facility all by bike. 

To support employee sustainable travel, they offer bicycle gear and trailers for safe and responsible cycling. We also have bicycle pumps, bicycle parking, and other tools available for all staff and volunteers. In the winter, they even buy all their cyclists studded tires and bar mitts so they are warm and safe while biking to and from work, as well as during the work day.

Soil Cycle’s Executive Director (and former Bicycle Ambassador for the City), 

ECOLOGY PROJECT

INTERNATIONAL

Ecology Project International (EPI) has been encouraging sustainable commuting via their employee commuter program since 2004. The agency's leadership prioritizes transportation in organizational decision making; even their choice of office location was driven by the building's central location and convenient access to transportation options. EPI fosters a culture of sustainable commuting with the following initiatives:

  • Convenient, covered and secure bike parking for employees

  • When employees log sustainable commutes with Way to Go! Missoula, the hospital donates $.50 per day to the Green for Good foundation which provides funding for projects that increase the sustainability of the hospital (i.e. on site garden, bike racks, recycling program, etc.

  • The hospital is a zero-fare partner that makes free bus service possible for all. They make a significant contribution to  Mountain Line each year.

  • Raffles for employees who log sustainable trips

  • recognition to celebrate employees who are dedicated to sustainable options 

  • internal sub-networks within Way to Go to track each department's commute habits

The hospital is about to embark on a 3 year construction project that will eliminate ### parking spaces. The hospital is tackling this challenge by setting ambitious goals in shifting the modes employees use to get to and from work, to reduce the demand for parking spaces. The "Make Room for Patients" campaign spreads this message to employees, encouraging them to consider ALL of their transportation options and rethink their current commute habits. 

ST. PATRICK HOSPITAL

  • Convenient, covered and secure bike parking for employees

  • When employees log sustainable commutes with Way to Go! Missoula, the hospital donates $.50 per day to the Green for Good foundation which provides funding for projects that increase the sustainability of the hospital (i.e. on site garden, bike racks, recycling program, etc.

  • The hospital is a zero-fare partner that makes free bus service possible for all. They make a significant contribution to  Mountain Line each year.

  • Raffles for employees who log sustainable trips

  • recognition to celebrate employees who are dedicated to sustainable options 

  • internal sub-networks within Way to Go to track each department's commute habits

The hospital is about to embark on a 3 year construction project that will eliminate ### parking spaces. The hospital is tackling this challenge by setting ambitious goals in shifting the modes employees use to get to and from work, to reduce the demand for parking spaces. The "Make Room for Patients" campaign spreads this message to employees, encouraging them to consider ALL of their transportation options and rethink their current commute habits. 

St. Patrick Hospital has been encouraging sustainable commuting for over 20 years. As one of Missoula's largest employers the hospital has set an example for other large employers.  The location of the hospital is centrally located and has excellent bus service with 2 bus stops located right on the medical campus. Despite being well connected to sustainable transportation options, the hospital faces many challenges to promoting sustainable commuting among staff. Many staff work 12 hour shifts that often start or end in the dark, and outside of bus schedules. On-call and intermittent staff can't always plan trips in advance.  Despite these challenges, St. Pat's fosters a culture of sustainable commuting with the following initiatives:

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