[Published Dec. 2017]

As we head into the holidays, we are reminded of the importance of connections in our lives: connections to our family, our friends, our past, and our future. Did you know that sustainable commuting can connect you to others in ways you are unlikely to find when driving alone?

As part of our “Team Commute Club” promotion, we asked Stanford Commute Club members to share stories of acts of kindness they have seen or done during their commutes. We received more than 190 submissions from members who commute by bicycle, transit, carpool, vanpool, and walking.

From everyday acts of caring to acts that may have saved or changed lives, Stanford commuters embody and inspire team spirit.  As one commuter noted, “I love throwing kindness around like it’s confetti . . .”  

We invite you to read a sample of the Commute Kindness stories we received for a glimpse of the “community of caring” that is the Commute Club.  As you do, consider trying a commute that is rewarding in more ways than one.

As one bus and train commuter noted, “I like that my commute is stress free and it allows me to connect with many University and Hospital colleagues, where I get to learn about their work and build friendships.”

Photo: Chris Gill
If you would like to learn more about Stanford Commute Club or would like help planning or trying a sustainable commute, contact us at commuteclub@stanford.edu or 650.736.9923.