Thursday, April 19, 2012

The True Cost of Commuting

One of the many services GVF offers to its partners is zip-code analysis. The first step in conducting a zip-code analysis is to obtain all of the employee’s home zip codes for the company. After that we are able to develop an in depth study to find out where employees are coming from, how long their commute is, and most importantly, how much their commute is costing them.

Recently GVF participated in an event for one of our partners where we presented the results of a zip-code analysis to the employees. Judging from the reactions, most were shocked to find out the actual cost of their daily commute. Sure, everyone is aware that rising gas prices are putting a squeeze on their wallet, but this cost is only seen at the pump every week or so. It doesn’t take into account the cost of maintaining a vehicle or the cost of your time spent sitting in traffic. It also doesn’t come in a convenient yearly cost, where the price can really add up to a shocking figure.

The following infographic, created by, illustrates the true cost of commuting:

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Cost of Commuting Infographic

GVF offers a number of ways to cut down on the cost of your commute, we have information on carpooling, vanpooling, and utilizing public transportation on our website. We also offer GVF’s Bike to Work Challenge over the summer. In fact according to, if one-third of the US biked a mile every day, we could save $17 billion.

Interested in having your company conduct a zip code analysis? Contact us today at


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