Impinj Employees Hit the Trails for Bike to Work Month

May 27, 2015 Adriane Holter

Impinj is taking National Bike to Work Month by storm this year. All across the country, coworkers are ditching their cars and hopping on two wheels to tackle their commute. Over the past four years, Impinj has been a proud participant in the Commute Challenge where teams of ten people support each other’s efforts to go green. This year, Impinj has a record of three full teams in our Seattle office participating in the Commute Challenge. That’s 30 people out of an office of 138!

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But why just leave Bike to Work month at travelling to and from work? Our cyclists have organized a series of bike-related activities, like lunchtime rides exploring local neighborhoods and traveling to sunny picnic spots, throughout the month.

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Healthy company culture and employee wellness are intertwined. At Impinj, we believe in enabling flexible options for employees across all parts of their work life. Commute is no exception. Below are just a few ways we help employees tackle their commute in the way that works best for them: 

  • Every employee receives a free ORCA card regardless of whether they drive to work or not that lets them ride public transportation, participate in van shares or vanpools, and gives them access to the Home Free Guarantee program.
  • Impinj’s building provides indoor bike parking and showers to help cyclists transition from the road to the office.
  • Employees who choose to drive to work receive subsidized parking. Those who opt out of driving receive a green credit every month.

Employees are taking advantage of the options available to them. Impinj employees have a 42% non drive-alone commute rate (e.g. cycling, walking, carpooling), even though our current office in Fremont is located outside of the city center. This year’s Bike to Work Month participation rate is just further testament to Impinj employees’ commitment to alternative transportation methods. Way to go cyclists!

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