Olivia Business Centre patronises Gdańsk edition of European Mobility Week (Sustainable Development). This periodic initiative, which is held in September, promotes sustainable transport and ecological ways of moving around the city. The motto of this year’s edition is “Let’s share mobility”. The idea is very dear to Olivia – over the last few months Olivia Business Centre has developed many projects concerning ecology, promoting the change of habits connected with moving around the city, as well as improving the comfort of people who commute to the city centre.
Two wheels faster than four wheels?
The time needed to commute to work is one of the most important factors which influence the attractiveness of employer’s offer. An office in a well commuted place like city centre makes access not only shorter, but also faster, easier and cheaper.
More and more often we choose a… bike as a means of transport, especially taking into account the fact that in Gdańsk only there are currently 671 kilometres of cycling tracks. More and more people use this means of transport to commute to Olivia Business Centre, especially those who live in surrounding districts: Oliwa, Wrzeszcz, Zaspa, Przymorze, Jelitkowo or Morena.
– Cyclists benefit from a continually expanded infrastructure in the city centre. In Olivia Business Centre there are now more than 500 parking spots for cyclists, 5 big changing rooms with showers, separate lockers in changing rooms and repair stations for bikes. During European Mobility Week we want to serve healthy snacks to cyclists, for example fresh fruit – says Katarzyna Halicka from marketing department in Olivia Business Centre.
OBC supported also a cycling project called European Cycling Challenge, Spin kilometres for Gdańsk. Throughout the whole May, people who commute to Olivia by bike could help themselves with healthy snacks at a special Young City BioBazar stand or swiftly service their two-wheeled vehicle at mobile repair station.
It is nearer if you go by bus
According to the results of surveys carried out among Olivia’s workers, Ujeścisko in Gdańsk was a district, from which it was the most difficult to get directly to the business centre. That is why, very often the only choice left was a car… However, it is not the only option anymore because since May you can get to and from OBC by Olivia’s bus – comfortably, with Wi-Fi and without additional stops. The service covers two morning and two afternoon rides. Stops are located at Piotrkowska Street, near Łostowice-Świętokrzyska tram terminus (new) and opposite Hala Olivia. Monthly fee is only 10 zlotys. You can register via e-mail email@example.com.
Joint commuting by car
In June, Olivia implemented another workers-friendly solution, which helps integrate them – carpooling. Every person who decides to make a seat available in their car and commutes to work together with other centre’s workers has a chance to win, for example, free parking spots in Olivia. Workers have an access to a platform dedicated to this solution: cp.oliviacentre.com. Now, carpooling community has registered more than 70 driving routes.
Electric cars to hire and charge
From this year on, there has been a carsharing service in Olivia, that is a short-term car rental. The solution is addressed to business clients who occasionally use cars. It was introduced by Enspirion
- z o.o. (ENERGA Group) together with Olivia Business Centre. All vehicles from the fleet are environment-friendly electric cars. It is worth mentioning that in Olivia Business Centre there are two charging points for electric cars.
Over the last few months, Olivia Business Centre has also invested in the construction of new junction in Grunwaldzka Street and development of extensive parking infrastructure. Information on current events in Olivia Business Centre can be found on www.oliviacentre.com and on Facebook: www.facebook.comoliviabusinesscentre