Cut the Commute Pledge

Cut the Commute Pledge

The Cut the Commute Pledge offers an opportunity for representatives of Bay Area companies and organizations to pledge to provide remote work options for their employees.

The shelter-in-place orders issued to protect the public from the spread of COVID-19 necessitated a major shift in how Bay Area employers operate, and many employees quickly made the adjustment to remote work.

As shelter-in-place orders are eased or lifted, let’s rethink how we conduct business and consider the substantial benefits remote work can bring to us all:

  • Cleaner air and reduced climate impacts
  • Reduced traffic congestion
  • Saves money and time spent in traffic
  • Improved employee recruitment, retention, and productivity
  • Money saved on commercial real estate and parking facilities
  • Enhanced employee work-life balance
  • Resiliency - provides a blueprint to continue business during a crisis

The benefits of remote work are numerous. All that is needed now is leadership, vision, and commitment.

Are you ready to step forward and adopt an innovative remote work policy after the shelter-in-place? By signing this pledge, your company or organization commits to extending remote work options by at least 25 percent (or 1-2 days a week) for employees whose work requirements allow for that flexibility, though you can pledge more! For those employees that don’t have that flexibility, your company or organization will encourage alternatives to driving alone.

Help improve air quality and quality of life for all Bay Area residents!

View the Air District's Remote Work Policy Clearinghouse web page for a complete remote work toolkit, featuring resources and guidance, model teleworking agreements, and information on equity considerations and ergonomics.

To sign the Pledge, please confirm that you are a representative for your company: