Greener Commute / Commute Trip Reduction

Commute Trip Reduction Links

CTR in Washington

WSDOT - Washington State Department of Transportation oversees the Commute Trip Reduction Program

Thurston Commutes - A CTR site for Thurston County maintained by the Thurston Regional Planning Council

Buses & Trains

Amtrak - Daily Pacific Northwest and national service with bike transportation options on all trains.

Greyhound - Over 20,000 daily departures to more than 3,700 locations in the 48 contiguous United States, Canada, and cooperative service to Mexico with major bus lines in those countries.

Intercity Transit - Provides public transportation services in Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, and Yelm, and express service to and from Lakewood and Tacoma with connections to service to SeaTac and Seattle on Sound Transit. Intercity Transit also provides vanpool, ridematch, and free travel training services.

Sound Transit - A mix of rail, regional bus routes and new transit facilities to urban King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

Pierce Transit - Provides local bus routes in Pierce county, vanpool, ridematching and intercounty express service to Seattle, Sea-Tac Airport and Olympia in cooperation with Sound Transit and Intercity Transit.

Bicycles

Intercity Transit - Bike and Ride service is provided on all city and county routes and on I.T. Express service to Tacoma

CAP bus - The much coveted 1 dollar bus to Portland. You can be a true wizard of Northwest transit by taking the cap bus! Here's how:

  1. Take line 13 to Tumwater via the Olympia Transit Center. Get off in front of the Tumwater Safeway and sit on the green bench near the Intercity Transit bus shelter. 
  2. Take the CAP bus from Tumwater to Vancouver, a paper copy of the schedule is available at the Olympia Transit Center office. It costs $1.
  3. Once in Vancouver you take the c-tran bus route 134 to Downtown Portland.
    www.c-tran.com costs $3.00, takes 20 mins

The Evergreen Bike Shop - A space for people to work on bikes, and to educate themselves about alternative transportation

Thurston County Bike Commuter Contest - Encouraging people in Thurston County to reduce traffic, save money, and improve their health by riding a bicycle to work, school or to do errands in the month of May.

The Thurston County Bicycle Map - The online version of this popular bike map is great for finding bike-friendly travel routes throughout Thurston County.

Washington State Department of Transportation
- A site filled with tips and resources for biking and walking in Washington State.

Capital Bicycling Club - Supporting all aspects of cycling in Olympia, from recreational to competitive riding, safety education, commuting and bike advocacy.

Washington State Bicycle Commute Guide (pdf) - An introductory printable guide to the fun and reward of bike commuting. Produced by the Capital Bicycling Club and Climate Solutions.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Advocacy

Climate Solutions - Helping the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia become world leaders in practical and profitable solutions to stop global warming at the earliest point possible. They run a number of transportation programs that concern bicycles and pedestrians.

Bicycle Alliance of Washington - Promoting bicycling for everyday transportation and recreation through advocacy and education in Washington State.

National Center for Biking and Walking - Works with local, state, and national bicycle, pedestrian, and transportation advocates to bring about changes in government policies, programs, and procedures to help create more bicycle friendly and walkable communities.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee(BPAC) - The purpose of BPAC is to advise the City Council on bicycle and pedestrian policies, programs and plans.

Oly Bikes Cycling Resources - Local resources for cyclists

On Campus

College Recreation Center (CRC) - A state-of-the-art facility that's home to Geoduck intercollegiate athletics, Leisure Education classes, club sports, intramural competitions, camps, clinics, and general recreation use by students, faculty, and the community

Police Services - Providing a safe environment to learn, work and to live. They also register bicycles on campus and dispatch taxis for Rewards Program members.

Telecommuting

Gil Gordon - An excellent site that consolidates a wide variety of information on the subjects of telecommuting, teleworking, the virtual office, and related topics.

Commuter Challenge - Providing business leaders with expertise and support to create innovative solutions that reduce commute trips, while recognizing business needs and improving quality of life.

Carpooling

RideShare Online - Providing an easy way to find others who are interested in sharing their commute in a carpool or vanpool in the Puget Sound area.

Transportation Connections - A transportation information clearing site that promotes the use of existing mass transportation options and provides a forum for casual usage ride share matches.

Ferries

Washington State Ferries - Information from the Washington Department of Transportation about ferries in our state.