Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on April 11th, 2012 at 11:30 am
For the second year in a row, local publication Portland Afoot has released a ranking of the top local employers for low-car commuters — that is, people who get to work primarily via transit, by foot, or by bike.
Atop the list is a three-way tie for first between downtown law firm Stoel Rives, Metro and the Lloyd Transportation Management Association (both are based in the Lloyd District). Rounding out the top-tier of employers were: SERA, an architecture firm; Elemental Technologies, a video software developer; Bonneville Power Administration; Ecova, an energy consulting firm; Multnomah County; Interface Engineering, a mechanical engineering firm; and Beth Allen Law.
To score the companies, Portland Afoot gave points in seven different categories. Out of a possible 250 points, 100 points were awarded if the companies provided free TriMet passes. The other high-scoring category was based on whether or not the companies gave away free auto parking to employees. Highest points were given to companies that gave cash rewards to employees for not needing an auto parking spot and/or if they charged full price for those that did. Other categories companies scored points for included Bike Commute Challenge participation, availability of secure bike storage, access to shared vehicles, and allowing flexible hours for telecommuters.
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You can view the full list and read more about how the companies were scored here.