CambridgeSide Galleria Named One of New England's Best Workplaces for Commuters
Commuter advocate group recognizes employers improving the quality of life for thousands of commuters.
(Cambridge, MA) -- New England's Best Workplaces for Commuters Coalition, a group of transportation, environmental, health, and planning organizations, singled out CambridgeSide Galleria as one of the best workplaces for commuters in New England. The list recognizes leading, innovative employers committed to improving their communities by reducing traffic congestion and air pollution and improving the health and quality of life for thousands of commuters in the region.
To qualify as one of the Best Workplaces for Commuters, employers must provide:
- At least one primary commuter benefit, such as a monthly transit/vanpool pass subsidy, cash in lieu of free parking, or a significant telework program.
- At least three supporting commuter benefits, such as carpool incentives, lockers/showers for bikers or walkers, incentives for living near work, or onsite amenities such as dry cleaning or day care.
- A central point of contact for commuter information who actively promotes commuter benefits.
- Access to an Emergency/Guaranteed Ride Home program.
"We are very pleased to be recognized for our efforts by New England's Best Workplace for Commuters Coalition." says Vice President Issie Shait. "Our property is one where walking and taking public transportation is encouraged." The EPA also applauded CambridgeSide Galleria for the mall's practices in a time when US oil refineries are suffering and commuter benefits make a big difference.
CambridgeSide Galleria, a hip urban shopping center located in the heart of East Cambridge, MA, is a venue well-known to the young adult demographic. With two of the nations top educational institutions located within a five mile radius and a trade area of more than 725,000 households, the mall boasts a young and culturally diverse demographic and generates traffic of more than 14.5 million visitors per year. CambridgeSide Galleria attracts a wide customer base from four distinct markets: area office workers, local college students, urban and suburban residents, and tourists. Easily accessible by public transportation and located near Boston's Museum of Science, the mall features over 120 stores housed in three levels of shopping and anchored by Filene's, Sears, Best Buy and Borders - Books, Music, Movies, Cafe.