Corporate Transportation: Lululemon Athletica

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Corporate Transportation for Lululemon Athletica

Vancouver School Bus has been fortunate enough to be able to provide corporate transportation services to a cool yoga apparel company like lululemon athletica! Back in the summer of 2010, we started working with lululemon by providing shuttle services for their employees after they experienced some growth as a company.


As the number of employees grew, so too did the demand for commuting options. For employees working at the lululemon distribution center and factory outlet in Burnaby, taking public transit was only a partial solution for getting to and from work because the nearest transit route was another 20 or 30 minute walk from their workplace! Even for the healthy and active people who worked at lululemon, it was quite a trek from the nearest Skytrain station or bus stop!


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Employees experimented with carpooling and taking van loads of people from the transit stations to the distribution center. It worked well enough, but eventually the logistics department contacted Vancouver School Bus to try and figure out a more structured way of scheduling pick ups and drop offs between the transit station and the distribution center.


Since then, we’ve worked out a regularly scheduled shuttle service to bridge the walking distance between the transit station and the distribution center. By making transit a more viable option, we’ve helped lululemon encourage its employees to take advantage of Vancouver’s awesome public transit system.


Corporate Transportation for Company Functions
Work life balance is respected and encouraged. Lululemon’s Fun Team plans corporate events for employees, partners and vendors throughout the year. Securing safe, organized and enjoyable corporate transportation from one place to another is one of their priority objectives. So then, in addition to helping employees get to and from work, we have a lot of fun moving bus loads of happy, positive, yoga practicing people to and from work functions and social events as well.


We provide private charter services to and from events like summer barbeques, company sports events and year end Christmas parties. Its nice for the employees not to have to think about carpool rides, taxis or which transit routes to take. If the corporate transportation is already arranged, they just have to show up, have a good time and get back to the bus when its time to leave!


Click here for more information and the history of lululemon athletica.


For Vancouver School Bus, it’s been a real pleasure getting to know people at lululemon and gleaning some of the positive energy that oozes from each of the employees we work with on a regular basis. A @coolschoolbus Twitter shout out goes out to @Leah_Burry, a part of the @lululemon Fun Team for being a pleasure to work with! Enjoy the rest of the summer!


A Quick Word on Sustainability in Business
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Every little bit helps when it comes to reducing CO2 emissions here in Vancouver so we’re glad to be part of a solution that may help people choose more environmentally friendly modes of transportation rather than fighting rush hour traffic jams in their own cars. Remember, Vancouver is aiming to become the greenest city in the world by 2020 so let’s keep working at it!


Does your company need reliable corporate transportation?
If you work in a place that might have a need for corporate transportation services and you spot an opportunity to encourage the use of public transit like lululemon did, please contact us to talk about a regularly scheduled shuttle service.


Likewise, if your company has a function that may require corporate transportation in the form of a private shuttle or a full sized bus, please give us a chance to see if we can help out. We work quite frequently with corporate clients who want safe transportation to and from events where alcohol is served.


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