Study calls on big tech companies to move closer to transit
Companies have yet to keep pace with the shifting trends of today’s commuters as they’re still fixed on a car-centric design for their campuses. Especially in areas where public transportation is unavailable, employees have no option but to endure traffic during their morning commute. In San Francisco, some companies have recognized these obstacles and have begun offering transportation perks such as shuttle busses from the city to the office. However, according to the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR), merely providing transportation to employees is not enough and doesn’t mend our dated work landscape.
Realizing the benefits of being within walking distance from public transit, Box, a cloud storage company originally based in Los Altos, California, moved their headquarters to Redwood City just 0.2 miles from the nearest train station. SPUR cites Box’s approach as a rare example of a company that is leveraging public transportation to update their employment landscape.
In no way do we think this is going to be easy, but if we keep talking about it, we can outline what the options are that accommodate growth that makes sense. Or we could do nothing and watch things get worse.
To learn more about Box’s sustainable and efficient approach, visit the San Francisco Chronicle.