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What Are The Most Important Transportation Factors To Consider When Choosing Office Space

by Stephanie Scott Internet Marketer

Finding an office space can be anexciting challenge for a company. You need to consider what type of office you want, what location your business will thrive in, and what area your employees will enjoy working in before you sign the lease on a new office. There are also some important transportation factors you should think about now, before you get too far along in the office searching process.

Proximity to Public Transportation

Many people are no longer fans of driving to work. The price of owning and driving a car can often be too expensive for your employees to manage. This is one of the reasons why so many people turn to public transportation to get them to work. However, if you choose an office in an inconvenient or remote location, you could cause pretty big headaches for your employees. Establishing an office in a place that is inaccessible by public transportation can also cause excellent potential employees who do not drive to consider other employment opportunities.

It is best to choose an office that is close or a very short distance away from accessible public transportation. A bus or subway stop that is less than a ten-minute walk from the office is typically optimal. This allows employees to choose how they get to work, instead of being stuck with the often unpopular option of driving in every day. Some companies provide their employees with a transportation stipend to subsidize the amount they need to pay to commute to the office every day. While each business is different, this perk is often very much appreciated by employees who need to travel long distances to get to work every day.

Self-Parking Options

A lot of employees are starting to take alternative transportation to work. While historically, many companies had employee parking lots with designated spaces for individual cars, this is no longer enough. Employees looking to stay healthy and fit are often turning to bicycles to make their daily commute. While having an employee parking lot is important (especially to accommodate any visitors that may come to your organization) but you also need to consider alternative vehicle parking. Bicycle parking is not a difficult thing to install or ask for the property manager to install, and can make a huge difference.You should also consider if the office has spots for motorbikes and scooters, as in many cities those are popular ways to get to work (and they are often faster than traveling by traditional bikes).

If the office building you want to rent space in does not have its own parking lot, you should investigate how close the local parking lot and bike parking is to the building. You should also investigate how much it will cost employees to park in these spaces, and if you will need to subsidize this parking. You may find that the cost of paying for all of your employees to park in an external lot is too high, and look for office space in a more accessible location.

Ask Your Employees

If you are not sure which types of transportation your employees plan to use to get to work, it is best to ask. You may find that no one plans on taking public transportation because they can all drive or walk to work. This does not mean you should choose a remote office location, as you grow you will probably have more employees who take different forms of transportation to get to work every day. Still, especially if you are a small or startup company, considering the reality of your employee’s transportation plans can help you find an office with a transportation plan that will work well for everyone.


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