We have years of experience in helping our clients implement sustainable transportation programs. We use a data-driven approach to assessing baselines and progress, and we marry our expertise with our behavior change expertise to create effective programs that allow organizations to start adding active and sustainable transportation solutions to their commuting mix and save millions of dollars in avoided car storage infrastructure costs.

Verdis Group Commuter Survey

Our Commuter Survey has been refined over a decade and used to survey over 15,000 employees at several organizations. It captures the current employee mode split, the associated greenhouse gas emissions, and potential opportunities to shift employee commutes to be more sustainable and better aligned with employees’ desires. We often find a meaningful number of employees who want to actively commute and/or work from home. 

This data is collected through our proprietary survey, which can be run independently or as part of the Sustainability Engagement Survey.

Basic Commuter Survey

  1. Employee mode split (% of commuters using a specific commute mode)
  2. Commute distance
  3. Scope 3 employee commute emissions

Premium Commuter Survey

  1. Employee mode split (% of commuters using a specific commute mode) 
  2. Commute distance
  3. Scope 3 employee commute emissions
  4. Employees’ desired commute modes 
  5. Barriers currently preventing employees from actively commuting 
  6. Potential future employee mode split based on programmatic changes 
  7. Broad recommendations for programs to increase the number of employees who actively commute 

Transportation Demand Management (TDM) 

Transportation Demand Management (TDM) is the practice of understanding how people make decisions about their transportation. It encourages people to use active modes of transportation, such as walking, busing, biking, ridesharing and even telecommuting– and gives them the resources to do so easily. TDM strategies can save individuals thousands of dollars by avoiding the costs of automobile fuel, maintenance, insurance and parking; and they can save organizations millions of dollars in avoiding the costs of building parking infrastructure.

Active commuting has significant health benefits as well: it maintains cardiovascular health, lowers blood pressure, helps prevent diabetes, reduces obesity and cancer risks– all of which correlate with greater happiness and psychological well-being. Employees value employers that support transportation choice. And of course, active commuting helps to reduce emissions of harmful greenhouse gases.

Survey & Baseline Report

The first step to an active transportation commuting program is to conduct the Commuter Survey to discover how employees commute and identify opportunities. The survey will reveal the mode split and employee’s current versus potential commuting modes.

Barriers & Opportunities

What real and perceived barriers prevent employees from using active modes and what opportunities could help them make the shift.


Identification of the best strategies for an organization to realize the potential mode shift to active commuting.