Commute Options

Commuters in Spokane County have many options when it comes to leaving their cars at home. Why drive alone to work, when there are less expensive ways to get there? But don't just take our word for it. Check out the Commute Cost Calculator to determine what your commute actually costs and how much you could save by using one of seven other commute modes.

The Benefits of Carpooling The benefits of Vanpooling! The benefits of riding the bus! The benefits of bicycling The benefits of walking
The benefits of a compressed works schedule The benefits of teleworking A guaranteed ride home program

 

Bicycling

Remember riding your bicycle as a little kid and how much fun it was? It’s still that much fun! Bicycling is a quiet, clean, Image of people commuting by bicycle.efficient, healthy and fun way to travel. Plus, you’ll save money and you’ll see your neighborhood and commute in a whole different way. Since half of all daily trips in this country are five miles or less, bicycling is an inexpensive and efficient way to get to and from work, doing errands or going to meetings, without the worries of traffic, filing your gas tank or parking. You’ll also arrive at work alert and motivated and back at home relaxed, you’ll save a lot of money and improve your health too!

Combined with transit, your bike can also extend the reach of transit, getting you to and from a bus stop or park and ride. For directions and a tutorial on how to load your bike on the bus click here.  

Most people find that when they give bike commuting a try, their initial concerns fall by the wayside and they discover what a fun and exhilarating experience it is. Bike commuting is a great way to:

  • re-discover your neighbors and your community
  • get exercise on a regular basis and reduce stress
  • increase your energy at work
  • save a lot of money
  • reduce wear and tear on your car and on roadways
  • reduce air pollution and traffic congestion

For a complete guide on how to get started including bike basics, outfitting your bike, outfitting yourself, riding safely and legally plus a whole lot more, click here.

In addition, click to view a map of bike routes and facilities throughout Spokane County provided by Spokane Regional Transportation Council.

 

Resources

STA Routes & Schedules - Riding the bus is easy and convenient. Find the route and schedule that works best for you.

STA Vanpool InfoWhy put miles on your personal car, when you can put them on a STA owned van?

STA Park and Ride Lots - Don't live near a bus stop, go to the nearest park and ride and catch the bus.

Bike Map provided by Spokane Regional Transportation Council

CommuteFinderNW - find a carpool partner or join a vanpool

Telework - find out more and how to get a telework program started