HOW IS GREEN RIDE "GREEN"?
We get this question a lot. No, it’s not because our vehicles are green in color. It’s because our business practice is sustainable by nature.
Green Ride's mission is to give our community not only the means to choose sustainable transportation, but a nudge to encourage them to choose it.
Born to compete with an 800 pound multi-national, corporate gorilla, we launched in our home town with concepts far beyond those of conglomerate company values.
We started with “Nice”. Let’s be that first and foremost. Efficient and Reliable. That’s a good second as we consolidate it with “Nice”. Honesty and integrity: that’s a great third addition. Let everyone know what they are getting even if it’s not going well. Add caring for people and the planet fourth and we have a company that people will use.
All we were saying was give us a chance. And you did. And we drive safely and prosper. And you benefit. And we thank you.
In 2016, we learned that the very same 800 pound gorilla was going to exit Longmont leaving the people of Longmont area without a reliable shuttle. We knew that Longmont would appreciate our core values, good service and fair prices.
We opened up Longmont service in 2017, and have been proudly been Longmont’s airport shuttle ever since.
We strive to keep delivering our “Nice” philosophy to the Longmont community and beyond. We’re not a black car, and we’re not a blue van. We’re Green Ride.
HOW WE'RE GREEN
20 passengers = 19 cars off the road.
For each guest’s vehicle that “stays home”, the equivalent of 27 pounds of CO2 gas is not emitted into the atmosphere. In addition, there is less wear and tear on our roads, less congestion, and vehicles last longer and do not need to be replaced as often. Also, fewer vehicles on the road make the roads safer.
Our policy is to accelerate and decelerate slowly. We drive a maximum of 68 to 70 mph on roads that allow 75 mph. Slower driving is safer, quieter, conserves fuel, and reduces wear and tear on tires, brakes, and other moving components. This helps vehicles last longer, so the amount of energy required to build new vehicles is decreased. We never idle our vehicles needlessly. Our policy is to turn off our vehicles whenever we load or unload passengers.
We require reservations, so that we can route efficiently and use the right size vehicle for the job.
Our vehicles range in size from our bikes for errands, 6-passenger mini vans, 10-passenger vans, and 14-passenger, 21-passenger and 25-passenger shuttles. We will cancel the 100 mile round trip to DEN if we have no reservations.
This saves wood, water, energy, and other resources.
Our offices are furnished and decorated with re-purposed materials. Our reservation agents work from home, resulting in fewer vehicles on the road and less office space to heat or cool. We hire people who care about the environment. Many employees ride bikes to work.
We employ locally. We use local vendors. We are locally-owned and operated.